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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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Labor's adoption of Abbott's refugee policy is short-sighted and unsafe: Greens

The Greens have today expressed dismay at Labor's decision to adopt Tony Abbott's refugee "turn-back" policies and the keep the Nauru and Manus Island camps open.

"Labor had an opportunity today to stand up against the cruelty of turn-backs and the suffering of refugees on Nauru and Manus Island, but sadly they failed. Many Australians will be heartbroken and gutted," Greens Immigration Spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said today.

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