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Medevac repeal piles on the cruelty

The 893 refugees or asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru have lived a grinding nightmare that can only be described as Kafkaesque.
The Age - Published

Nauru president loses his seat in elections: media reports

Nauru President Baron Waqa was voted out of office in the tiny South Pacific island nation after six years in power, media reports said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Ex-Nauru nurse urges Senate to block government's Medevac repeal

A former mental health nurse says the Medevac legislation is vital to ensuring refugees and asylum seekers receive the medical care they require.
SBS - Published

Dumping Medevac will lead to 'unnecessary deaths', Kerryn Phelps warns crossbench

Former MP Kerryn Phelps has urged senators not to put the transfer of sick refugees from Manus Island and Nauru back in the hands of politicians.
SBS - Published

Australian Bravery Awards: Nauru Five honoured 76 years after WWII execution

Five Australians have posthumously received bravery awards 76 years after being executed by Japanese forces on Nauru during WWII.
SBS - Published

Bravery award for Aussies on Nauru in WWII

Five Australians have posthumously received bravery awards 76 years after being executed by Japanese forces on Nauru during WWII.
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Refugee who spent months stuck in airport is crowdfunding to get people off Manus and Nauru

"Help is coming," says Syrian refugee Hassan Al-Kontar, who is trying resettle more than 200 refugees on Manus Island and Nauru refugees in his new home of Canada.
SBS - Published

Mental health issues dominate Nauru and Manus asylum seekers medical admissions

New figures detail health problems suffered by asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island.
SBS - Published

Nauru and Manus health services providing thousands of consultations to sick asylum seekers

New figures detail health problems suffered by asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island.
SBS - Published

Australians protest six years of offshore detention

Thousands of Australians protest around the country, calling for the release of refugees and asylum seekers who have been detained on Manus Island and Nauru for six years.
SBS - Published

Australian protesters urge release of refugees detained on Manus Island, Nauru

Thousands of Australians protest around the country, calling for the release of refugees and asylum seekers who have been detained on Manus Island and Nauru for six years.
SBS - Published

Six years of Manus Island detention marked by calls to end 'dark and bloody' chapter

This week marks six years since Australia reinstated offshore detention processing, with hundreds of asylum seekers still in limbo on Manus Island and Nauru.
SBS - Published

Judge says Australia putting relations with Nauru ahead of refugee's medical transfer

In another case regarding the medevac laws, a Federal Court judge has raised concerns the government was preferencing its relationship with Nauru over the need to medically evacuate a refugee to..
SBS - Published

Dutton attempts to reverse medevac bill

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is attempting to axe a new system of medical transfers for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru.
SBS - Published

Australia's new independent MPs vow to keep pressure on the Morrison government

Zali Steggall and Helen Haines say they will fight for action on climate change and protection of the medevac legislation supporting sick asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru.
SBS - Published

Refugee advocates ramp up lobbying efforts

Crossbench senators are being urged to resist any attempts to scrap laws around medical transfers for sick refugees on Manus Island and Nauru.
SBS - Published

Time has come for an amnesty for those suffering on Manus and Nauru

It is time for us, as a nation, to resolve the issue.
The Age - Published

Peter Dutton says women on Nauru are using rape and abortion claims to get medical transfers

Asylum seekers are "trying it on" to secure medical transfers to Australia and the medevac laws have allowed “people of bad character" into the country, according to Peter Dutton.
SBS - Published

Government seizes on court ruling over medevac law to claim 'boats will restart'

A political fight over refugee policy has been re-ignited after the federal court overturned an attempt by the Home Affairs Department to block the medevac transfer of a critically ill Iraqi asylum..
SBS - Published

Asylum seekers detained on Manus, Nauru say Coalition win is 'terrible news' for them

Asylum seekers and refugee advocates say mental health is continuing to deteriorate on Manus Island and Nauru, after a Coalition victory at the election shattered many hopes of policy change.
SBS - Published

'End this misery': Detained asylum seekers despair at election result

Asylum seekers and refugee advocates say mental health is continuing to deteriorate on Manus Island and Nauru, after a Coalition victory at the election shattered many hopes of policy change.
SBS - Published

Two Australians who gained access to Nauru share the horrors they faced

Photojournalist Mridula Amin and artist Lachie Hinton met refugees on the island in secret. Their work is set to go on display in Sydney this week.
SBS - Published

Former Nauru president Sprent Dabwido dies aged 46

Sprent Dabwido died in Australia while receiving cancer treatment.
SBS - Published

This is what happened to the children on Nauru that Australia rejected

The final refugee children to leave Australia's offshore processing centre may now be resettled in the US, but the scars of life in detention remain.
SBS - Published

Former Nauruan president's refugee regrets

The terminally ill former president of Nauru has described a refugee contract he signed with Australia in 2012 as a deal with the devil.
SBS - Published

Thousands gather across Australia for Palm Sunday refugee rallies

Football commentator and advocate Craig Foster said Australia's national conscience had been severely damaged by deaths on Manus Island and Nauru.
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More refugees being treated in Australia than on Nauru and Manus Island

Home Affairs boss Michael Pezzullo has confirmed there are now more asylum seekers in Australia for medical treatment than there are being held offshore.
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Exclusive: Former Nauru president's dying wish is to end offshore processing

Despite once approving the offshore processing of refugees, Sprent Dabwido – who has terminal cancer and is receiving treatment in Australia – says he now wants to see an end to the practice.
SBS - Published

Taiwan president to visit Palau, Nauru, Marshall islands next week

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will next week visit the island's diplomatic allies of Palau, Nauru and the Marshall Islands, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Morrison won't amend 'medevac' legislation

Scott Morrison has ruled out trying to wind back changes to medical evacuations for asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island and Nauru.
SBS - Published

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