Australia Revokes Medical Evacuations for Offshore Detainees
The government called the policy, enacted just 10 months ago, a “back door” to let refugees into the country. Human rights advocates denounced the repeal as shameful.
Taiwan’s Leader Heads to the South Pacific in a Bid to Fend Off China
China has been pouring aid into the South Pacific nations, raising concerns about whether Taiwan might lose more of its few remaining allies.
Australia to Allow Medical Evacuation for Nauru and Manus Island Detainees
Asylum seekers being held on the islands will now be eligible for medical care in Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison had strongly opposed the legislation.
Australia Says Last Refugee Children Held on Nauru Will Go to U.S.
It is part of a deal brokered by President Barack Obama and called “dumb” by Donald J. Trump.
Australia’s Migrant Camps Are ‘Crime Against Humanity,’ Lawsuit Claims
More than 1,000 migrants held in offshore detention centers said the government had abrogated its “duty of care,” as required by international law.
Taylor Swift, Donald Trump and an America That Confounds the World
What I saw in Tuesday’s midterms and Taylor Swift’s no-holds-barred Sydney concert: Important context for all of us trying to figure out what’s going on in the U.S. of A.
The Nauru Experience: Zero-Tolerance Immigration and Suicidal Children
A recent visit to Nauru revealed the effects of Australia’s offshore detention policy and its impact on mental health.
Australia Sends Migrants Found in Crocodile-Infested Waters to Detention
The government said Tuesday that the 17 migrants would be sent to Christmas Island, a remote Australian territory, where their status would be determined.
Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy
In cities across Australia demonstrators denounced five years of a policy that has left thousands detained on remote Pacific islands.
Mental Health of Children in Australian Detention Center Reaches ‘Crisis Point’
A refugee girl will be allowed to leave an offshore detention center on Nauru to seek mental health care in Australia. But others are not getting the help they need, advocates say.
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