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Human Rights Commissioner calls for immigration detainees’ release over coronavirus infection fears

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner has called for the “urgent” and “immediate” release of immigration detainees in line with recommendations of peak medical bodies advising the federal government on their response to COVID-19. Commissioner Edward Santow in an exclusive interview with … Continue reading

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Border Force defends handling of coronavirus risk as global report points finger at Australia’s asylum seeker treatment

Australian Border Force Commissioner Michael Outram has defended the management of coronavirus risk at immigration detention centres after two guards tested positive for COVID-19. On Sunday night, asylum seekers and refugees detained at a hotel Melbourne were informed a guard … Continue reading

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The Australian Government’s cruel treatment of Ramsiyar Sabanayagam

Featured- Australia: Ramsiyar Sabanayagam, has already experienced unbelievable suffering in his life, furthered now by the Australian government’s COVID-19 detention measures. After enduring six and half years of detention on Manus Island, Ramsiyar has again been locked up upon arriving … Continue reading

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How an inner-city motel became a detention centre for more than 100 refugees

Australia/ Nauru/ Manus: Refugees and asylum seekers who had been detained on Nauru or Manus Island and sent to Australia speak out about being detained again at Kangaroo Point Central Hotel & Apartments. Daily protests and weekly rallies are giving … Continue reading

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US Takes More Manus, Nauru Refugees

Manus Island and Nauru: Twenty-eight refugees detained on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island are due to fly to the United States today for resettlement. Twenty-Four of these refugees will leave Nauru after being detained there for nearly seven … Continue reading

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