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Moss Report reveals toxic culture of abuse and cover-up on Nauru

The release of the Moss Report has reaffirmed a series of shocking allegations of abuse directed at women and children on Nauru and cleared Save the Children staff of any wrongdoing when raising these allegations, the Australian Greens have said.

"The allegations of abuse in this report are shocking and mirror what we've been hearing for months now," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

"This report contains accounts of children as young as three being abused, young girls too scared to come forward after being assaulted and threats of rape made to women who are about to be resettled on the island.

"While revealing a toxic culture of abuse, many of these accusations remain unsubstantiated because of the lack of information coming out of the Nauru camp.

"The government needs to end the pervasive culture of cover-up and concealment that reigns supreme in these centres. What we do know from this heavily redacted report is that many Transfield and Wilsons staff have lost their jobs in the centre. I have significant doubts that the Nauruan legal system will hold those people to account.

"This report has shown that there is no evidence of the inappropriate behaviour that Save the children staff were accused of and fired for. The government should apologies to these wrongly accused staff immediately.

"This report is bad news for the government and, after sitting on it for weeks, the Minister has chosen to dump it late on the day former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has died. I didn't think the Liberals could sink much lower, but this behaviour shows that they are shameless."


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