Tag Archives: Australia

Offshore Processing of Asylum Seekers – Is Australia Complying with Its International Legal Obligations

[Translate] Offshore Processing of Asylum Seekers – Is Australia Complying with Its International Legal Obligations

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Australia’s Brave Whistleblower Nurse

[Translate] Op-Ed Columnist Australia’s Brave Whistleblower Nurse Roger Cohen DEC. 20, 2016 From the start of its “offshore processing” program that has seen more than 2,000 asylum seekers and refugees dumped on two remote Pacific islands, Australia has relied on … Continue reading

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What Happens In Colombia Doesn’t Stay In Colombia

[Translate] What Happens In Colombia Doesn’t Stay In Colombia 12/05/2016 04:32 pm ET Katie Redford Co-Founder and Director, EarthRights International Federal judge tells Chiquita it must face human rights allegations in the U.S. After years of litigating against Chiquita on … Continue reading

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Can private security companies improve responses to victims of family violence?

[Translate] Can private security companies improve responses to victims of family violence? November 7, 2016 2.05pm EST Authors Diarmaid Harkin Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University Kate Fitz-Gibbon Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University Disclosure statement Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a Senior Lecturer … Continue reading

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Ferrovial – the hospital privateer behind Nauru asylum-seekers’ misery

[Translate] Ferrovial – the hospital privateer behind Nauru asylum-seekers’ misery Nov 2016 Friday 25th posted by Morning Star in Features by Solomon Hughes THANKS to privatisation of government services, the firm that owns and runs Heathrow airport also makes a … Continue reading

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Norway pension fund told to get out of Australian offshore detention business

[Translate] November 27 2016 Norway pension fund told to get out of Australian offshore detention business Michael Gordon Norway’s biggest pension fund is under pressure to sell its interest in the Spanish company holding the biggest contract to run Australia’s offshore … Continue reading

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False Sanctuary: Australia, Ferrovial, and the Abuse of Refugees

[Translate] False Sanctuary: Australia, Ferrovial, and the Abuse of Refugees By Lauren Kelly-Jones Clifton Gardens, Sydney, Australia looking out towards the Heads On October 5, footage from Australia’s offshore refugee detention camps was projected onto the Australian High Commission building … Continue reading

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Leaked UNHCR report: Manus Island world’s worst

[Translate] Oct 8, 2016 Leaked UNHCR report: Manus Island world’s worst Martin McKenzie-Murray As the government prepares to meet with the UNHCR, urgent action is being demanded on mental decay. BEHROUZ BOOCHANI “I am human like you”: Iranian refugee Mehdi … Continue reading

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Australia has turned Nauru into an open-air prison

[Translate] Australia has turned Nauru into an open-air prison 17 October 2016, 10:10 UTC The Australian government is subjecting refugees and asylum seekers to an elaborate and cruel system of abuse – brazenly flouting international law – just to keep … Continue reading

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If The Business Lobby Wants To Fix The Budget It Can Start With Its Own In The Detention Industry

[Translate] Children locked up in immigration detention on Nauru, August 2016. This image is courtesy of Mums 4 Refugees. If The Business Lobby Wants To Fix The Budget It Can Start With Its Own In The Detention Industry By Max … Continue reading

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