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The cloak and dagger secrecy of the Australian Government continues after the arrival of four refugees in Cambodia from Nauru.  

"Australia has bribed Cambodia to take these poor people. There is no assurance any of this money will go to those who need it," Greens spokesperson on Immigration Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

"It is clear that the Australian-Cambodian deal is an expensive flop. Only four people have agreed to go at a huge cost of $55.5 million Australian dollars

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Royal Commission to consider investigating the abuse of children inside Australia's immigration detention centres.


After writing to the Commissioner in relation to  child abuse claims in Australian immigration detention centres, The Australian Greens welcome news that the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is considering allegations of abuse against children within the detention network.

"Refugee children are already extremely vulnerable and the fact that some of them have been subjected to further abuse and assault is sickening and must be exposed" Greens spokesperson on Immigration, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. 

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Abbott Government must come clean on Cambodia deal

The Australian government must release the full details of the dodgy deal with Cambodia, the Australian Greens have said.

 “Australia’s dodgy deal to dump refugees in Cambodia is inhumane and will cost Australian taxpayers millions of dollars”, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 “Minister Dutton’s comments today that the Cambodian government are “credible to deal with” are naive and misinformed.

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Children and families will suffer the most in Rudd’s latest cruel and absurd Nauru proposition

The Australian Greens have condemned Kevin Rudd's latest cruel manoeuvring and bribery of Nauru.

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said: "The Prime Minister is caught out by his own rush to cruelty.

"Kevin Rudd said there would be no exceptions, but when it became clear he couldn't send children under seven or pregnant women because of malaria, he had to hurriedly cobble together a new cruel punishment for them.

"Kevin Rudd has come up with Nauru not only as a place of punishment, but as a place of resettlement. It is cruel and absurd.

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Senate supports Greens’ call for information on Nauru

The senate has backed a Greens motion, calling on the government to release documents detailing the contractual obligations of companies trusted to operate the detention centre on Nauru.


“This is a crucial step towards the clear and open operation of detention facilities on Nauru,” Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said after moving the motion today.


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