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Government sends more children to Nauru despite abuse report

Children are still being sent to the Nauru detention camp, including transfers on the Friday and Saturday after the shocking Forgotten Children report was released, the Australian Greens have said.

"The government's response to this damning report was to send more children to face abuse on Nauru," Senator Hanson-Young said.

"Just days after the report was handed down the Abbott government has transferred children, some as young as four, to the hellhole on Nauru.

"This is outrageous behaviour from a government that simply doesn't care about children suffering.

"The Abbott government is obsessed with ignoring evidence, shooting the messenger and putting vulnerable children directly in harm's way.

"The Forgotten Children report said the extreme abuse in detention camps meant all children should be released within four weeks. Far from releasing these children, the Abbott government's shameful response has been to ship more kids offshore."

 

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