Australian Government must act following damning comments by Former President of Nauru

Australian Government must act following damning comments by Former President of Nauru

Last night, in a damning attack on the Australian Government’s offshore refugee camp on Nauru, the Former President of Nauru, Sprent Dabwido, said the agreement with Australia was a mistake, describing it as a ‘deal with the devil.’ Mr Dabwido likened the policy, under which the Australian Government has indefinitely detained refugees on the tiny island nation for up to six years, to ‘torture.’

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Royal Commission hearing regarding abuse of children the Australian Government holds on Nauru

Royal Commission hearing regarding abuse of children the Australian Government holds on Nauru

“Any scrutiny of the Australian Government’s role in harming innocent children in its care is vital, welcome and overdue. After three and a half years of abuse, fear and limbo, we already know that warehousing kids in offshore facilities is inherently harmful,” said the Executive Director of the Human Rights Law Centre, Hugh de Kretser.

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