Australian Government must act following damning comments by Former President of Nauru

Australian Government must act following damning comments by Former President of Nauru

Last night, in a damning attack on the Australian Government’s offshore refugee camp on Nauru, the Former President of Nauru, Sprent Dabwido, said the agreement with Australia was a mistake, describing it as a ‘deal with the devil.’ Mr Dabwido likened the policy, under which the Australian Government has indefinitely detained refugees on the tiny island nation for up to six years, to ‘torture.’

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On anniversary of deaths in custody Royal Commission, over 80 organisations call on Premier Andrews to repeal public drunkenness offence

On anniversary of deaths in custody Royal Commission, over 80 organisations call on Premier Andrews to repeal public drunkenness offence

On the anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, over 80 Aboriginal, health, human rights, housing, legal and women’s organisations are calling on Premier Andrews to abolish the offence of public drunkenness – a key recommendation of the Royal Commission.

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Prosecution of Assange a threat to press freedom around the world

Prosecution of Assange a threat to press freedom around the world

Lawyers for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange confirmed overnight that they have received a warrant and a provisional extradition request from the United States. The US indictment charges Assange with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for his role assisting whistleblower Chelsea Manning to leak US government information including evidence of civilian deaths and potential war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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