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Guards assaulting refugee children not acceptable

24 Apr 2014

Reports today that children are being verbally and physically assaulted by local security staff at the Nauru Detention Centre are extremely concerning and must be addressed immediately, the Australian Greens have said.

 

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Abbott must be upfront with UN and Australian public

23 Apr 2014

"The Abbott Government cannot continue to snub its nose at the United Nations and shirk its responsibility to refugee families in need," said Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Australian Greens spokesperson for immigration. 

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Minister must release interim report into Manus Island attacks

22 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens are today calling on Minister Scott Morrison to release the interim report into the Manus Island incident following the release new video footage, which shows Papua New Guinean guards attacking asylum seekers just 24 hours before the tragic death of Reza Barati.

 

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Abbott Government must come clean on tow-backs

17 Apr 2014

The Australian Government must clarify the situation regarding tow-backs on the Indian Ocean and be up front with the Australian people about its dangerous and costly policies, the Australian Greens have said.

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Health Panel needed as dengue fever puts children at risk

17 Apr 2014

In the midst of a dengue fever outbreak in the Australian detention camp on Nauru, the Greens have renewed their call for an Independent Health Advisory Panel for offshore detention centres.

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Greens to introduce bill to keep babies from being sent offshore

16 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens will introduce legislation to ensure that babies born to refugee parents in Australia will not be sent to offshore detention.

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Morrison preaching cruelty to Asia

15 Apr 2014

The Immigration Minister's request that our closest neighbours strengthen their response to people seeking asylum is an embarrassing next step in the Abbott Government's war on refugees, the Australian Greens have said.

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Greens: Tamil man’s self-harm a tragedy

11 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens have expressed their sympathies for a young Tamil man, his family and his friends, after he resorted to serious self-harm when he was denied protection earlier this week.

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As Nauru deal unravels, Morrison turns to Cambodia

11 Apr 2014

The Immigration Minister's confirmation that Cambodia is being considered as a resettlement option is further proof that the Nauru and Manus Island deals are unravelling, the Australian Greens have said.

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Palm Sunday Rallies

09 Apr 2014

Thousands of Australians will have an opportunity to raise their voices and make themselves heard this weekend.

 

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Cambodia: Morrison’s next dumping ground

04 Apr 2014

The Immigration Minister's plan to dump refugees in Cambodia is irresponsible and absurd, the Australian Greens have said.

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Government must halt transfers from Villawood

03 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens have called on the Government to halt a series of transfers of refugees who are involved in legal proceedings from the Villawood detention centre following the Government's significant data breach in February.

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Manus Island cover-up gets worse by the day

02 Apr 2014

The failure of the Australian Government and G4S contractors to cooperate with the PNG investigation into the Manus Island attacks points to a dangerous, coordinated attempt to hide the truth, the Australian Greens have said.

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Australia must play its part in Barati investigation

01 Apr 2014

It seems the Australian Government is doing all it can to frustrate the investigations into Reza Barati's death, the Australian Greens have said, following revelations that the AFP will not be assisting in the PNG investigation.

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Cutting legal aid to refugees, dangerous and short-sighted

31 Mar 2014

The Government's decision to cut legal aid to refugees is both cruel and short-sighted, the Australian Greens have said.

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