Subscribe to Green Left now! The logic said that if you could blame unknowing Hazaras for hospital waiting queues or traffic in Western Sydney, you could focus on border security and ignore the issues that were your actual responsibility. In August, one man was beaten so badly with a metal rod his skull was fractured and he had to be brought to Australia for treatment.
Those arguments no longer hold. In May documents revealed the Australian government and its contractors had engineered a year-long campaign to make conditions inside the detention centre more punitive in order to encourage refugees to leave, confirming suspicions of detainees and advocates.
It was a warning to the prime minister: Since the riot terrified asylum seekers sleep during the day and stand guard at night.
Nicole Judge worked at refugee centres on Nauru and Manus Island and despite warnings from various bodies, stood before a packed crowd at a Refugee Action Coalition forum in Sydney on November 17 to give an account of her time there.
The men on Manus Island are there for one reason: The page contained images, locations and was threatening in nature. Detainees, advocates, and human rights organisations have long called for the closure of offshore detention centres on the grounds of human rights abuses and breaches of international law, but in the case of Manus Island they are now actively campaigning for the authorities to keep it open.
That night 35 asylum seekers escaped and eight were later arrested by police. This type of deliberate and concerted behaviour has naturally elicited a reaction from the people of Manus Island and has helped to achieve the false narrative that Manus Island was an unsafe place to live.
Further to this almost one thousand of these men have elected to return home to their country of origin. An unnamed Australian guard, employed by the G4S security firm, described it as "a frenzy of out-of-control violence".
He, his former work colleagues, local staff, female and male were subjected to violent assaults and even assaults of a sexual nature on a daily basis; with my husband having been assaulted DOZENS of times.
But we can end this needless abuse. The man killed was Reza Barati. Any humane person would be racing to rectify it. Two refugees on Manus recently committed suicide. Since October 31, hundreds of men have barricaded themselves in an abandoned complex on a naval base where security forces have previously shot at and attacked them.
With this in mind the expatriate and local population in addition to the staff, all had threats made against their families wives, girlfriends, parents and children of a graphic, sexual nature But Australia can end this human rights tragedy.
There is deep seated misogyny, violence and an often paedophilic nature that permeates their culture which is at odds with our values, that which we try to uphold, as Australians.
Alanah Robinson My previous post has been taken down. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has called for the arrangements to be reviewed to ensure the human rights of asylum seekers are protected.
We can bring these men here. Unrest continued for a couple of hours until order was restored at 3am. She spent several months working on Manus Island before she was transferred to Nauru.
They have for years now deliberately provoked the local population, routinely making threats, throwing rocks and defaming the local culture, race and the PNG nation itself.The men on Manus Island are having their lives traded for votes north of Brisbane. This is the simple, brutal arithmetic of their existence.
The crisis on Manus Island is not about drownings at sea. It is about Pauline Hanson and the margin by which Peter Dutton holds the seat of Dickson. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was perfectly entitled to revive an old offer to take asylum-seekers from offshore detention centres, including Manus Island.
But for the sake of good relations she should have accepted a polite refusal from the Turnbull government. The handling of the detention centre’s closure has attracted as much concern and condemnation as any of the numerous incidents in the history of immigration detention on Manus Island.
Alongside a sister centre in the Pacific Island nation of Nauru, Manus’s multicompound facility – housed inside a PNG naval base – forms the bedrock of Australia’s offshore processing regime.
The inquiry will start on April 1, after Cornall has delivered an interim report to the government, and report back to parliament in late June. It's yet to be decided whether senators will travel to Manus Island to take evidence from witnesses.
Demanding the truth about Manus Towards the end of Amnesty visited Manus Island (Australia’s offshore processing centre for refugees) and what they discovered was shocking.
The report that followed, ‘ This is Breaking People ‘, uncovered the degrading conditions in which refugees were forced to. Nicole Judge worked at refugee centres on Nauru and Manus Island and despite warnings from various bodies, stood before a packed crowd at a Refugee Action Coalition forum in Sydney on November 17 to give an account of her time there.
When Judge first set foot on Manus Island she knew she was not getting what she had been promised.Download