Four Corners and Amnesty International report revelations must be the final straw

Last night’s episode of Four Corners and the release of a major report by Amnesty International must be the final straw for Australia’s offshore processing policies.

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Manus Island Deportations amount to refoulement

Confirmation that the deportation of people currently on Manus Island will commence this month is deeply concerning and represents a breach of Australia’s non-refoulement obligations, according to the Edmund Rice Centre.

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Prime Minister Turnbull’s refugee announcements are a good start – but more must be done

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that Australia will permanently maintain its annual humanitarian intake of 18,750 is a good start - but must not mask the ‘elephant in the room’ that is the desperate plight of refugees on Manus Island and Nauru.

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Release of “Nauru Files” is further evidence that offshore detention is unsustainable – we need a better way

Following the release by The Guardian of over 2,000 documents outlining reports of abuse, neglect and self-harm on Nauru, the Edmund Rice Centre is calling for a bipartisan response to resolve the crisis in Australia’s offshore detention system. 

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Young leaders from the Pacific arrive in Sydney to lobby Australian politicians on climate change

A group of young leaders from Kiribati, Tuvalu and Sydney’s Pacific Island community will meet with Australian politicians about the urgent need to take action on climate change, as part of the Kiribati-Australia-Tuvalu Exchange Program (KATEP) which commenced on Saturday 4 June 2016.

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