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Europe doesn’t need Australia’s cruelty

Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten's comments, suggesting that Europe should follow Australia's lead on towing refugees back to danger, are embarrassing and have disgraced Australia on the international stage, the Australian Greens have said.

"It is shameful that, while the rest of the world is doing all it can to help Syrian people who are searching for safety, Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten want to see them towed back to danger," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Nauru not fit for Australian funding

Following New Zealand's decision to suspend all justice funding being given to Nauru, the Australian Greens have called on the Abbott government to do the same.

"As long as the Abbott government keeps sending cash to Nauru, Australian tax payers' money is being wasted," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

"Gripped in the throes of a systemic legal collapse, the Nauruan government should not be receiving kickbacks from Australia.

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Nauru cannot continue, Inquiry report reveals

Children are being assaulted, women are unsafe and the detention camp on Nauru cannot be allowed to continue in its current form, a Senate Inquiry report has said today.

"It can't be made any clearer that locking children up with the guards on Nauru is exposing them to abuse," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

"The government's head-in-the-sand approach to mounting evidence of systemic child abuse is causing immeasurable harm.

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Abbott duped in 55 million dollar Cambodia sham

The Cambodian refugee deal has always been an expensive and cruel sham, the Australian Greens have said.

"The Cambodia deal has been a spectacular, 55 million dollar failure from the Abbott government," The Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

"Dealing in cruelty with a corrupt regime is a costly business and, in this case, the Abbott government has simply been duped.

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New tenders for Manus and Nauru to cost taxpayers billions while private companies make huge profits

Media reports have revealed the Abbott Government is planning to sign new five to seven year contracts to keep Manus Island and Nauru detention camps open, costing billions in taxpayers dollars and continuing Australia’s cruel offshore detention program.

"These offshore hellholes are costing taxpayers billions, and now the Government wants to give even more money to the companies who make big profits from locking up children," Greens Immigration Spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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