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Ged Kearney wants more ` humane ' policies : ` Getting people off Manus and ‎Nauru‏ needs to be a priority '

Labor's newest MP says constituents 'want to see me argue and work within the party for some change [on asylum policy], and that is what I will do' Ged Kearney (centre) celebrates her federal byelection win in Melbourne. She won a two party-preferred swing of over 3% to Labor. Photograph: David Cro

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-23 22:18:21

Court orders ill child refugee be brought to Aust from ‎Nauru‏

An Australian federal court has ordered a mentally unwell 10-year-old refugee boy on Nauru be taken to Australia for acute psychological treatment. The Guardian reports a judge said the boy would be at imminent risk of dying if left in the regional processing centre on Nauru. It reports that the Dep

RADIONZ - 2018-03-22 06:11:54

At-risk ‎Nauru‏ refugee boy ` receiving medical care ' in Australia after judge 's order

A 10-year-old boy is in Australia receiving medical care after a federal court judge ordered the young Iranian refugee's urgent transfer from Nauru. Justice Nye Perram ordered the boy and his mother be sent to Australia on the "next plane out of Nauru" on March 7 after concluding the child was facin

THE WORLD GAME - 2018-03-22 01:28:13

China to recycle waste from Pacific countries

The China Navigation Company (CNCo) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment (SPREP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to address critical waste management issues in Pacific islands. Known as the "Moana Taka Partnership", this MoU allows for CNCo vessels to carry

CCTV.COM - 2018-03-21 22:58:00

Iranian boy , 10 , being sent to Australia after court rules he is at risk of suicide if he remains on ‎Nauru‏

A young boy at risk of suicide is being flown to Australia over fears he will take his life if he remains at Nauru. The Iranian boy, 10, will be sent to the country with his mother after a Federal Court judge ordered him to receive psychiatric treatment, SBS News reported. The refugees have been liv


Trapped in ‎Nauru‏

Faisal's voice broke when he told me that they killed his brother, Abu Fayaz. They killed his sister-in-law, too, and their 11-month-old baby. At least 45 people died when the Burmese army rampaged through Faisal's village, Aly Than Kyaw, in August last year, burning down the houses, chasing the fle


Altimeter oversight caused ‎Nauru‏ 737 to go below safe altitude

Due to several delays, the aircraft (VH-NLK), operating the carrier's inaugural scheduled service from the Marshall Islands to Kosrae, reached the island at night in deteriorating weather conditions, says the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in its final report into the incident. "The only


New judge appointed in ‎Nauru‏

South Australia's former chief district court judge has been appointed a judge in Nauru. Photo: 123rf Andrew Muecke retired in Adelaide at the end of 2016. He is the first Australian appointed to the Nauru judiciary in four years, when the then chief justice and resident magistrate were effectively


Bangkok skipjack prices hold steady

But a drop in supply could lead to imminently higher prices. Skipjack prices in Bangkok remain steady at $1,500 (1,209) metric ton, down slightly from last year's price of about $1,600 (1,290) per metric ton during the same time frame, according to the latest market intelligence report from the Pa


Broadspectrum 's company response

We invited Broadspectrum to respond to concerns raised in reports about potential health risks to refugees, asylum seekers and staff caused by a mould problem at Nauru immigration detention centre. A spokesperson for the company responded: "Broadspectrum maintained a safe and healthy workplace for i


LGBTI activists to march in Melbourne for gay and bi refugees

"Under the PNG criminal code, gay sex is illegal on Manus Island and punishable by up to 14 years jail" Image: Facebook / No Pride In Detention. Melbourne activists will meet at the State Library of Victoria this weekend to march against the Australian government's treatment of refugees. The LGBTI


South Africa : Why Australia 's Offer of Humanitarian Protection to White SA Farmers Is Distasteful and Smacks of Racism

Australia has detained asylum seekers for years on remote Pacific Ocean Island, Nauru, yet is now proclaiming to offer humanitarian protection to white South African farmers who face neither oppression nor persecution by their government. The racist undertones of Australia's position is distasteful


Australia considers visas for ` persecuted ' white SAfrican farmers

Australia is considering fast-tracking visas for white South African farmers so they can flee their "horrific circumstances" for a "civilised country". Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who oversees immigration, said they deserve "special attention" and is examining whether they can be accepted in


Migration and border policy links : climate displacement , Israel deportations , and more

Yazidi refugees have an urgent need for protection from genocide In The New Yorker, Bernard Avishai claims that "the absence in Israeli law of an inclusively democratic conception of citizenship, let alone democratic criteria for immigration" underpins the current refugee situation in Israel, where


Aust ` weak ' on Myanmar atrocities at UN

United Nations human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Rakhine state warned that Facebook's platform is being used by ultra-nationalist Buddhists to incite violence and hatred against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities. The crackdown, which included indiscriminate killings, r


Australia : Building links in the Pacific through schools partnerships

We were at #COP22, reporting from the Global Landscapes Forum. Follow #ThinkLandscape on Twitter and check out our updates Today we are pleased to launch the Australia-Pacific BRIDGE School Partnerships program as part of our commitment to strengthening links with our neighbours in the Pacific. Over


World : Workshop brings 10 Pacific Island governments together to strengthen data collection and planning to improve women and children 's lives

We were at #COP22, reporting from the Global Landscapes Forum. Follow #ThinkLandscape on Twitter and check out our updates SUVA, 19 March 2018 - Government participants from ten countries in the Pacific region will work with experts this week from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United


Tuna 2018 to look at price fluctuations , poor landings

The Infofish Tuna 2018 conference 2018 will look to encompass several key issues facing the sector, including fluctuating prices and poor landings. Held in Bangkok, Thailand from May 28-30, the conference program has been designed to address issues including the growing need to ensure sustainabilit


Leftists Enraged by ` Ridiculously Racist ' Australian Proposal to Help South Africa 's White Farmers

Left-liberal activists have been enraged by an Australian proposal to help South Africa's persecuted white minority, branding it "ridiculously racist". Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton had said his department was considering ways to fast-track visa applications from South African farmers, who are


Australian Refugee Groups Slam Plan To ` Cherry Pick ' White South Africans

Refugee agencies have slammed the Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton's eagerness to offer fast-tracked humanitarian assistance to white South African farmers, saying Australian has ignored asylum seekers and human rights abuses in its own backyard for years. Dutton, whose Home Affairs mini