Manus Island

Australian NGOs Demand That Government Ends Detention of Refugee Children

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>Australia’s policy of detaining asylum seekers in offshore facilities is rife with human rights violations. You can</i> …

Asylum Seekers

Jacinda Ardern: NZ can't save kids detained on Nauru

World Vision is calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to resettle all refugee children detained on Nauru, but she says her hands are tied.

New Zealand

Greens scold speech 'self-congratulations'

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has scolded the "self-congratulations" of the two major parties following the loud condemnation of an incendiary …


Politicians Tripping Over Themselves To Condemn Fraser Anning Are Ignoring Manus And Nauru, Says Senator

Condemn Fraser Anning all you like — but get refugee kids off Nauru, says Nick McKim.<p>On Wednesday, the Australian parliament collectively dunked on Katter's Australian Party senator Fraser Anning after he delivered a racist speech in parliament and used the phrase "final solution" – widely …


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Politicians Call For Refugees To Be Brought To Australia Over A Child Mental Health Crisis

A number of children on Nauru are suffering from a rare psychological condition causing them to withdraw from the world.<p>Independent MP Andrew Wilkie and Greens senator Nick McKim have urged the government to bring refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island to Australia immediately, amid …

Mental Health

Behrouz Boochani: My book introduces readers to rich Kurdish culture, literature

Dr Omid Tofighian who translated Mr Boochani's book says the book will take readers by surprise, as they have never seen such writings from Behrouz …


Sick Manus Island refugees not given interpreters

Refugees receiving medical treatment in Papua New Guinea are no longer provided with interpreters, a Kurdish refugee says.<p>Despite a promise that …

Papua New Guinea

An Asylum-Seeker Wrote A Book By Phone Texts From Manus Island Detention

For years, Australia has employed a controversial policy for migrants coming by sea without proper documents for entry: It sends them to offshore holding facilities.<p>The law was passed in 2013, during a time when many refugees and migrants were attempting to cross the ocean from Indonesia to reach …

World News

No Friend But the Mountains

Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains...<p>Since 2013, Kurdish …

Papua New Guinea

Manus Island refugees rushed to medical help as advocates fear ‘more deaths’

Two refugees facing critical illnesses have been belatedly rushed to medical attention, after a campaign of public and private pressure on the Australian and Papua New Guinea governments, and some unconventional back-channel diplomacy.<p>Guardian Australia reported on Thursday on the cases of Mohammed …

Australian News

Going blind, begging for painkillers: Manus medical neglect continues

Days after a coroner found “systemic failures” caused the death of Hamid Kehazaei on Manus Island, doctors say healthcare on the island is the worst it has been. Guardian Australia has learned of at least two critical cases being left untreated: one man faces permanent blindness and another has …


Behrouz Boochani, Manus Island and the book written one text at a time

Imagine if I had written this book on paper. I would definitely have lost it. Behrouz Boochani<p>A Kurdish Iranian writer sought refuge in Australia but was instead sent to the country’s notorious offshore detention centre. For the next five years he wrote a book, one text message at a time.<p>Behrouz …

Australian News

Shorten hints Labor govt would negotiate refugee resettlement

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says a future Labor government would try to negotiate deals to take refugees off Nauru and Manus Island and resettle …

Australian News

BEHROUZ BOOCHANI TALKS TO IA: No friends in the Australian Government

Senior editor Michelle Pini speaks with Behrouz Boochani about the release of his book, 'No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison'. …


Former border force boss urges asylum seeker death inquests

Roman Quaedvlieg says asylum seekers who die in offshore detention centres should have their deaths officially investigated.

Border Force

Labor flags five nations to take refugees

Bill Shorten has nominated a handful of countries including Japan, Canada and New Zealand that he wants to consider resettling refugees being held in …

Australian News

Australian Coroner’s Report Documents a Refugee Tragedy

Hamid Khazaei was a fit and healthy young man when he arrived on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island in September 2013, transferred there by the …


Asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei's death from leg infection was preventable, Queensland coroner finds

The death of Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei was preventable and the result of "compounding errors" in health care provided under Australia's …


Iranian asylum seeker, 24, 'should still be alive' after he died in an Australian hospital from a leg infection which could have been treated with basic antibiotics

The death of an Iranian asylum seeker was the result of an entirely preventable infection, an inquest into his death has revealed.<p>Queensland coroner …

Australian News

Australian Coroner Rules Iranian Asylum-Seeker’s Death ‘Entirely Preventable’

A coroner in Australia says the death of a 24-year-old Iranian asylum-seeker held on a remote Pacific island immigration-detention center in 2014 was …


Hamid Kehazaei: Australia responsible for 'preventable' death of asylum seeker

The family of the Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei, whose death from infection on Manus Island was caused by a cascading series of errors and systemic failures in the Australian-run offshore detention centre, say “nothing will replace the life of their beloved son and brother”.<p>But they have …

Australian News

Australian Coroner’s Report a Refugee Tragedy

Hamid Khazaei was a fit and healthy young man when he arrived on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island in September 2013, transferred there by the …


Death of asylum seeker was preventable: Qld's state coroner

Queensland's state coroner says a series of medical and communication errors led to the death of an Iranian asylum seeker in 2014. Hamid Khazaei died …

Australian News

Queensland coroner rules asylum seeker's death was preventable

"I am satisfied that if Mr Khazaei's clinical deterioration was recognised and responded to in a timely way at the (Manus Island) clinic, and he was …

Australian News

Asylum seeker death preventable: coroner

An Iranian asylum seeker who got an infection at an Australian-run detention centre in PNG would still be alive if he'd received timely medical care, …

Papua New Guinea

Timeline of Khazaei refugee death


Papua New Guinea

Death of Iranian asylum seeker was preventable: Qld's state coroner

Queensland's state coroner says a series or medical and communication errors led to the death of an Iranian asylum seeker in 2014. Hamid Khazaei died …

Australian News

This Refugee Wouldn’t Have Died If Australia’s Island Detention Centres Had Australian-Level Medical Services

A coroner has found Hamid Khazaei's death was preventable if he had been given appropriate treatment in Papua New Guinea.<p>A 24-year-old Iranian asylum seeker who died from a leg infection could have lived if the medical services in Papua New Guinea were up to Australian standards, a coroner has …


A litany of errors that led to Manus refugee's 'preventable' death

The death of an Iranian asylum seeker from an infection contracted on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island was preventable, an Australian coroner has …