Scathing Senate Committee report reveals further evidence that Nauru and Manus centres must be evacuated immediately

Scathing Senate Committee report reveals further evidence that Nauru and Manus centres must be evacuated immediately

The Human Rights Law Centre has welcomed a scathing Senate Committee report which finds that conditions inside the Nauru and Manus camps are unsafe and are causing severe harm for which the Australian government is responsible.

“After four years of fear, violence and limbo, people are completely exhausted. Most were found to be refugees years ago. It’s well and truly time our government allowed them to get on with rebuilding their lives in safety.” said Daniel Webb.

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Victorian Government plans to keep kids in Barwon adult prison months after repairs to Parkville centre completed

Victorian Government plans to keep kids in Barwon adult prison months after repairs to Parkville centre completed

The Victorian Government told the Supreme Court last December that its sole justification for locking kids up in a maximum security adult prison was the lack of capacity due to the damage at Parkville. Yet now the Government has admitted that even when those 60 beds are fully repaired next month, it’s going to continue to keep kids at Barwon until August or September.

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At critical stage of UN bid, Turnbull must use PNG trip to find humane way forward for refugees on Manus

At critical stage of UN bid, Turnbull must use PNG trip to find humane way forward for refugees on Manus

The Human Rights Law Centre has urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to use his PNG trip – which comes at a critical juncture in Australia’s bid for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council - to make arrangements for refugees and people seeking asylum languishing on Manus Island to be immediately evacuated to safety.

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Human rights groups call out corporation’s association with abuse

Human rights groups call out corporation’s association with abuse

The offshore processing centres on Nauru and Manus Island continue to be the sites of ongoing human rights violations, including illegal detention, sexual assault and child abuse. Today, a new report by Amnesty exposes how Spanish multinational Ferrovial and its Australian subsidiary Broadspectrum are making vast profits operating Australia’s abusive offshore detention centres.

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NSW a step closer to ensuring women can safely and privately access abortion clinics

NSW a step closer to ensuring women can safely and privately access abortion clinics

Today Penny Sharpe MLC introduced a bill into the New South Wales parliament to protect the privacy, safety and dignity of women accessing reproductive health services.

“For too long, women in NSW have had to run the gauntlet of intimidation and abuse just to see their doctor. It’s difficult to understand how this behaviour has been allowed to continue for so long,” said Ms Howie.

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