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Nauru : Deterring essential medical transfers risks deadly consequences
Responding to news that the government of Nauru has passed a law severely restricting medical transfers to Australia for refugees and asylum seekers, Meghna Abraham, Director of Global Thematic Issues at Amnesty International, said:
Nauru Could Thwart Refugee Medical Transfers to Australia
SYDNEY — The Pacific island nation of Nauru will not allow doctors to remotely recommend the medical transfer of asylum seekers to Australia, under a new rule that could thwart an easing of Australia's hardline immigration policy.
Sick refugees on Manus and Nauru to be sent to Christmas Island not mainland
Sick people from Manus Island and Nauru will be sent to Christmas Island, not the mainland, under new medevac laws, the head of the home affairs department has revealed. The Nauru government has also passed laws banning medical transfers based on telehealth assessments, threatening to derail the sys
Paladin controversy prompts renewed scrutiny of $ 591m Nauru deal
Controversy surrounding the awarding of a $423m Manus Island contract to security contractor Paladin has prompted new scrutiny of a second major $591m deal to run the Nauru detention centre.
More than 1000 people on Manus and Nauru
More than 1000 people remain in Australian-run offshore processing centres on Manus Island and Nauru, the vast majority of whom are genuine refugees. Home Affairs officials have told a Senate committee there are 431 people left on Nauru, including 330 refugees and three children relocating to the Un
Five Years on Nauru
We unravel how refugee families destined for Australia ended up stuck in an immigrant detention camp more than a thousand miles away on the tiny island nation of Nauru. And why, after years of confinement, kids are succumbing to a surreal mental illness spreading through the camp like a contagion.
Daily Telegraph 's attempt at humour tanks with Nauru v Auschwitz graphic
The Daily Telegraph gave the paediatrician Paul Bauert a huge slap for likening asylum seekers on Nauru to Jews at Auschwitz – but the tabloid made a rather tasteless comparison itself along the way.
Climate change and migration in Kiribati , Tuvalu and Nauru
The atoll of states of Kiribati and Tuvalu have the unenviable distinction of being among the countries in the world that are most vulnerable to climate change. Both atoll nations are situated just metres above water. Both are already feeling the effects of a changing climate, with recent years seei
More than 60 Nauru and Manus Island asylum seekers fail criminal tests - including some feared to be involved in terrorism
More than 60 asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island have failed criminal tests as they are linked to cases of violent crimes and even terrorism. The individual records of asylum seekers are now begun being assessed by the Department of Home Affairs as some may be eligible to transferred to Austral
Doubts over NZ 's Manus asylum seeker offer
New Zealand has reportedly rejected resettling asylum seekers in Australian offshore processing, contradicting Prime Minister Jacinda Adern's public position. News Corp reports senior New Zealand departmental officials privately told former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull they weren't open to resett
Loophole may ` end offshore processing '
Asylum seekers removed from Manus Island or Nauru for medical treatment may not be able to be sent back due to a legal loophole, the attorney-general says. Attorney-General Christian Porter says legal advice raises doubts about the prospect of returning asylum seekers to offshore detention after the
Christmas Island move needs explaining : ALP
The federal government needs to explain how Christmas Island can provide adequate health treatment for asylum seekers, Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek says. After the parliament passed laws making it easier for medical transfers from Manus Island and Nauru, the government announced it would reop
Up to 300 Asylum Seekers Have ALREADY Got Doctors to Recommend They 're Sent to Australia
Hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers in offshore facilities have already gotten recommendations from doctors to be transferred to Australia under new medivac legislation. Up to 300 asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru have obtained the crucial paperwork and are awaiting transfer, The Austra
Nauru , Manus and why we need the medevac bill -- Australian politics live podcast
As the government continues to frame the passing of the medical evacuation bill as a national security issue, we look at why this legislation is needed to save lives on Nauru and Manus Island. Kon Karapanagiotidis, chief executive of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, and Kerryn Phelps, MP for Wentw
Labor , coalition at odds over asylum law
Labor insists it has got the balance right over asylum seeker laws, as the government prepares to pump millions of dollars into steps it says are needed to counter a possible surge in people smuggling.
We 'll accept NZ refugee offer : Labor
Labor has reaffirmed its plan to take up New Zealand's offer to resettle refugees, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he was now even firmer in his view that it is not in Australia's interest.
Medevac hopes dashed by Coalition 's cowardice and legal sophistry
The medevac bill has passed. So, what hope for the sick on Nauru?. The initial feeling of relief and hope for these desperate people has now been replaced by a dawning realisation that nothing has changed. Two new developments spring to mind:
Australia Faces Another Border Security Election : QuickTake Q&A
The fate of around 1,020 people living in refugee camps on remote South Pacific islands is set to add fuel to Australia’s already heated federal election campaign. No sooner had legislators passed a new law on Feb. 13 that gives doctors more say over when asylum seekers should be sent to Australia f
The World 's Richest and Poorest Countries
To rank the world’s richest and poorest countries for 2016, we consider GDP per capita, adjusted for relative purchasing power. What do we mean when we apply terms like “richest” and “poorest” to entire countries? If one simply considers gross domestic product (GDP)—the total value of goods and serv
Coalition seeks to turn boats into votes
Some Liberals think they have found a turning point. Just as "stopping the boats" worked in 2001 and 2013, the coalition is clinging to a slim hope it will work in 2019 too. They think Labor's changes to medical transfers for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru can be the unravelling of Labor's