Hope for a handful, but further limbo and despair for more than 1800 still left behind on Nauru/Manus

Hope for a handful, but further limbo and despair for more than 1800 still left behind on Nauru/Manus

After nearly five years of fear, violence and limbo, 22 refugees yesterday left Nauru to fly to safety in the United States as part of the US refugee resettlement deal. However, over 1800 people - including 150 children - are still languishing in desperate and dangerous conditions across Manus and Nauru.

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Prime Minister fails Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Prime Minister fails Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

The Federal Government has completely failed to lead in its response to the Northern Territory Royal Commission’s report on how to fix failing youth justice and child protection systems.Shahleena Musk, a Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, said the Federal Government was trying to wash its hands of responsibility at the very time it needed to show leadership to fix broken youth justice systems across Australia.

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