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Manus Island Refugees Take Legal Action

Eisha Gupta , Thursday, 5th May 2016 -  More than 700 asylum seekers held in detention at Manus Island have taken legal action against the federal government in a bid to bring them to Australia. Barrister Jay Williams, from

Government to ‘Negotiate’ on Manus Island Closure

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 27th April 2016 -    Federal Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said he would negotiate with the Papua New Guinea Government over demands to close the Manus Island detention centre after its Supreme…

PNG Court Rules Detention of Asylum Seekers Illegal

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -  Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has ruled Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal. Pro Bono Australia News has obtained a copy of the PNG

NFPs Lodge G4S Manus Island Complaint

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 -  Australian and UK Not for Profits have lodged a complaint against G4S – Australia's former security contractor on Manus Island, alleging serious human rights abuses.…

Twitter Call for Aussies to Write to Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th April 2014 -  Prominent barrister and asylum seeker advocate Julian Burnside QC has begun a letter writing campaign to asylum seekers held on Nauru and Manus Island. Burnside is using the social…

Refugee Council Warns on Manus Island Detention

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th February 2013 - 
Picture: The Refugee Council of Australia has called on the Federal Government to act on a UNHCR report which warns of significant inadequacies in the transfer…
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