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U.N. Says Australia Reneged on Pledge to Accept Some Refugees
The Australian government was accused of having gone back on an agreement to take in some migrants who have close family ties in the country.
Australian TV Host Draws Fire for Invoking Offshore Detention on Anzac Day
The Muslim activist’s Facebook post on the holiday honoring Australia’s war dead stirred anger for its references to island detention centers and Syria.
High Court Asked to Limit Detention of Asylum Seekers in Australia for Care
A legal aid group is challenging the extended detention of asylum seekers transferred to Australia from offshore camps for medical treatment or other temporary purposes.
Turnbull Says Trump Will Honor Refugee Resettlement
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia said on Monday that the Trump administration was committed to the agreement in which the United States would accept migrants detained by Australia on the islands of Nauru and Manus.
Australia’s Death by Numbers
Another refugee banished by Australia to Manus Island has died, the latest victim of a form of dehumanization that threatens the world.
Australia’s Brave Whistleblower Nurse
Lynne Elworthy has been dismissed after speaking up, in defiance of gag orders, to denounce the cruelty of Australia’s refugee policy.
U.N. Offers ‘One-Off’ Help to Australia in Resettling Refugees in U.S.
The agreement, which officials say is not to be replicated, would send some of the asylum seekers now detained on remote islands to the United States.
As Trump Nears Office, Australian Deal to Move Refugees to U.S. Is in Doubt
The deal to resettle refugees and asylum seekers held in detention camps in the Pacific might not happen now that Donald J. Trump is the president-elect.
U.S., in Deal With Australia, Agrees to Take Some Refugees
Australia had sent the refugees to a detention center on the impoverished island of Nauru. The United Nations has called such holding camps inhumane.
Refugees’ Lives ‘Stripped of Meaning’ by Detention, Australian Author Says
Richard Flanagan described the suffering by refugees and asylum seekers held on the islands of Nauru and Manus as so extreme that it has been compared to torture.
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