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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:54:22 GMT

Refugees could be resettled in North America  -  Radio New Zealand
An Iranian refugee says his family has no future on Nauru and he'd happily go to North America under an Australian plan. no caption. Photo: 123RF. "Some people, their families are in Australia. Of course they want to go to Australia." Hear the full ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 05:27:28 GMT

Illegally arriving asylum seekers face lifetime ban from Australia  -  Cosumnes Connection (subscription)
"There are still people, advocates in Australia and elsewhere, who are messaging to people on Nauru and Manus, that at some stage you'll come to Australia", Mr Dutton said. "Supporting this policy will mean innocent men women and children will be ...
Turnbull has sunk to a new low The Sydney Morning Herald
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:31:55 GMT

Peter Dutton's 'sham relationships' claim questioned by migration experts  -  The Guardian
On Wednesday, Dutton had suggested that the ban, which would apply only to people processed on Nauru and Manus since July 2013 and include those in Australia for medical care, would strengthen reportedly imminent deals with third-party countries by ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 01:39:49 GMT
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 3 November 2016  -  Radio New Zealand
A new reports says refugees on Nauru and Manus could be resettled in North America; Links between climate change and resource exploitation in West Papua are probed at Australian conference; Pasifika urged to see business ownership as an option; A Fiji ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 23:17:04 GMT
Australia: JRS condemns lifetime ban for refugees arriving by boat  -  Independent Catholic News
Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) has condemned Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's announcement that people arriving by boat to seek asylum in Australia, and currently held in Nauru and Papua New Guinea, would be banned for life from entering ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:24:01 GMT

'Island of despair': Australia intentionally torturing refugees on Nauru, says major Amnesty International report  -  Whyalla News
The Australian government is responsible for the deliberate and systematic torture of refugees on Nauru and should be held accountable under international law, according to a major new report informed by unprecedented access to the secretive island.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:04:55 GMT

Asylum seekers: Kevin Rudd's hypocrisy is an affront to believers  -  The Age
Using asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus as a deterrent to people smuggling is no different from putting heads on spikes. The barbarian is no longer just at the gate; he has entered, bringing with him all his horrors. Sadly, many Australians can no ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:02:44 GMT
Refugee ban puts pressure on ALP  -  The Australian
The Turnbull government is forcing a showdown in parliament next week on its plans to permanently bar from Australia refugees who arrived by boat and were processed on Nauru or Manus Island. Peter Dutton has called on Bill Shorten for Labor to support ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:16:16 GMT

United Nations investigator arrives in Australia to assess migrant rights  -  Cosumnes Connection (subscription)
But Mr Tinkler added that while finding a solution to the Nauru and Manus Island stalemate is an imperative, Australia must also ensure that refugees resettled in any third country are afforded all of their human rights. Currently, there are 1,200 ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:33:28 GMT

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says new refugee ban will stop country hopping  -  Stock & Land
There is growing speculation the government is preparing a new third country deal to resettle detainees on Manus Island and Nauru. While Mr Dutton restated the government's opposition to a previous deal negotiated between the Gillard government and ...