Iranian refugee on Nauru attempts suicide after US resettlement application rejected, advocate says

Iranian refugee on Nauru attempts suicide after US resettlement application rejected, advocate says

Posted May 08, 2018 17:39:39 The Refugee Action Coalition says an Iranian woman on Nauru has attempted to take her own life after having her application for resettlement in the United States rejected. Key points: Around 150 refugees have been given appointments with US officials More than 70 people have …

Morning mail: plea from Nauru, Medicare levy rise dumped, millennial marriage | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 26 April. Top stories A 12-year-old asylum seeker held on Nauru has publicly pleaded for his severely depressed mother to be moved to Australia, for the urgent medical treatment doctors have been recommending for …

Australia agrees to bring in unwell refugee girl from Nauru | World news

A young refugee girl held by Australia on Nauru, who is suffering acute mental health problems and has attempted suicide three times, will be moved to Australia for medical care as soon as Sunday, after the government agreed at the last minute to her transfer. Lawyers from Maurice Blackburn lodged …

Australian Government agrees to girl’s transfer from Nauru after three self-harm attempts

Australian Government agrees to girl’s transfer from Nauru after three self-harm attempts

Updated April 14, 2018 16:55:00 Photo: The girl and two other members of her family are expected to arrive on Sunday. (Department of Immigration and Citizenship) The Federal Government has agreed to bring a mentally ill young girl held on Nauru to Australia for medical treatment, after her lawyers took …

Nauru protesters who lost appeal rights to Australia’s high court have bail upheld | World news

Three of the “Nauru 19” who had their appeal rights to the high court of Australia extinguished by the Nauru government, have had their bail continued by a Nauruan court. In a long-running case that has gone to the very operation of Nauru’s justice system and democracy, the three protesters …

Former chief justice slams Australian Government as Nauru abolishes highest legal appeal process

Former chief justice slams Australian Government as Nauru abolishes highest legal appeal process

Updated April 03, 2018 19:53:52 The former chief justice of Nauru’s Supreme Court has slammed the Australian Government for keeping quiet as Nauru abolished its highest legal appeal process. The Nauruan Government secretly terminated the role of the Australian High Court as Nauru’s final court of appeal, an arrangement that …

Justice in Nauru curtailed as Government abolishes appeal system

Justice in Nauru curtailed as Government abolishes appeal system

Updated April 02, 2018 07:14:20 Nauru’s justice system is without any court of appeal, after the Nauruan Government severed ties with the Australian judicial system. Key points: Nauruan defendants have been able to seek an appeal with the Australian High Court since the 1970s But in March its Government cited …

UN official visiting Nauru detention centre concerned about ‘shocking’ mental health situation

UN official visiting Nauru detention centre concerned about ‘shocking’ mental health situation

Updated March 27, 2018 13:37:51 A senior United Nations official has demanded the Federal Government reconsider its offshore processing policy as concerns about detainees’ mental health grows. Key points: UNHCR says mental health situation on Nauru is particularly shocking Cites family separation as a major issue, gives example of catatonic …