Gulf Times - Nauru
Australia restricts medical evacuations of refugees from Pacific camps

Australia restricts medical evacuations of refugees from Pacific camps

Australia on Wednesday removed the right of doctors to order sick asylum seekers be evacuated from two remote Pacific detention centres for medical treatment, a repeal that opponents said risks the lives of refugees.

Former human rights lawyer wins Nauru presidency

Former human rights lawyer wins Nauru presidency

A former human rights lawyer was elected Nauru's new president Tuesday, following calls for widespread reform in the tiny Pacific nation which Australia uses as a detention centre for asylum seekers.

More than 600 arrested for Australia people-smuggling

More than 600 arrested for Australia people-smuggling

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, in releasing details of the conservative government's classified "Operation Sovereign Borders", said the controversial policy had saved lives.

35 refugees fly out of Nauru for United States

35 refugees fly out of Nauru for United States

The refugees - mostly single men from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh, as well as one Sri Lankan family with four children - flew out from Nauru on Sunday, said Ian Rintoul, the spokesman for Refugee Action Coalition.

Asylum detainees awarded $56mn in Australia class action

Asylum detainees awarded $56mn in Australia class action

Canberra sends asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat to facilities on Nauru in the Pacific and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, where they are blocked from resettlement in Australia.

‘Refugees being driven to suicide on Nauru’

‘Refugees being driven to suicide on Nauru’

Many of the 410 asylum seekers held on a tiny Pacific Island are being driven to attempt suicide to escape the prison-like conditions they face in indefinite detention on behalf of Australia ...

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

Australia cannot be ‘misty-eyed’ about boatpeople, the country's prime minister said Thursday, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ...

Australia asylum baby set to be returned to Nauru

Australia asylum baby set to be returned to Nauru

Australia on Monday said an asylum-seeker baby whom doctors had refused to discharge from hospital is expected to be returned to a remote Pacific detention camp as a deterrent to people-smugglers.

Australian hospital refuses to return asylum baby to Nauru

Australian hospital refuses to return asylum baby to Nauru

An Australian hospital has refused to return an asylum-seeker baby back to detention in Nauru, as momentum built across the country on Sunday against offshore Pacific camps for processing refugees.