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Children's Rights Report 2014 | Australian Human Rights Commission

Children's Rights Report 2014 | Australian Human Rights Commission | children in detention | Scoop.it
The report outlines work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2013-14 to promote discussion and awareness of matters relating to the human rights of children and young people in Australia. The report also discusses the progress of the recommendations made in the Children's Rights Report 2013. The substantive part of the report focuses on the findings of the examination into intentional self-harm, with or without suicidal intent, in children and young people under 18 years of age.
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Child abuse redress scheme would exclude offshore detention victims, lawyers say

Child abuse redress scheme would exclude offshore detention victims, lawyers say | children in detention | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Turnbull government says compensation should not be available to those who are not citizens or permanent residents
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Stopping the boats cost taxpayers $4 billion in 2016-17

Stopping the boats cost taxpayers $4 billion in 2016-17 | children in detention | Scoop.it
Maintaining a hardline approach to immigration and border security will continue to impact the budget, government officials say.
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Australia has 'serious unresolved' human rights problems: HRW report

Australia has 'serious unresolved' human rights problems: HRW report | children in detention | Scoop.it
Australia has received a less-than-impressive report card from Human Rights Watch, mainly due to the country's offshore processing policy.
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Refugees needing medical care told to leave children alone in offshore detention

Refugees needing medical care told to leave children alone in offshore detention | children in detention | Scoop.it
A refugee who needs to travel for heart surgery has been told by Australian Border Force she must leave her son alone on Nauru
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Second group of refugees departs for US

Second group of refugees departs for US | children in detention | Scoop.it
A second group of refugees accepted for resettlement in the United States has departed Australias offshore detention centres.
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Parliament votes for - and then against - humane resolution to Manus crisis

Parliament votes for - and then against - humane resolution to Manus crisis | children in detention | Scoop.it
There was a fleeting moment of hope and compassion for refugees stranded on
Manus Island for the last four and a half years today when the Australian
Parliament voted to support their safe resettlement in New Zealand, only
for the Government to then block the motion by orchestrating a re-vote.
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Manus Island: New Zealand urged to bypass Australia to resolve refugee crisis

Manus Island: New Zealand urged to bypass Australia to resolve refugee crisis | children in detention | Scoop.it
Pressure grows on NZ prime minister Jacinda Ardern to make unilateral decision to take hundreds of men from closed detention centre
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Australia should bring Manus and Nauru refugees to immediate safety, UN says

Australia should bring Manus and Nauru refugees to immediate safety, UN says | children in detention | Scoop.it
UN human rights committee says mandatory detention policy is unlawful and Australia cannot ‘pick and choose’ which international laws it follows
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Three charts on: job prospects for refugees in Australia

The longer humanitarian migrants stay in Australia, the more likely it is that they will get a job.
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Peter Dutton to face new class action alleging unlawful detention

Peter Dutton to face new class action alleging unlawful detention | children in detention | Scoop.it
Lead plaintiff is a four-year-old boy who was born to asylum seeker parents in Darwin and spent 480 days in detention
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'Never been more traumatised': 72-year-old's Manus Island visit

'Never been more traumatised': 72-year-old's Manus Island visit | children in detention | Scoop.it
A nun and former school principal saw the harrowing world of offshore detention on Manus Island.
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Aust treatment of refugees 'shocking': UN

Aust treatment of refugees 'shocking': UN | children in detention | Scoop.it
Australia's treatment of refugees has been slammed as "disturbing" and "shocking" by the UN Human Rights Committee. Australia was grilled by the Human Rights Committee
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Australia’s election to UN human rights council blasted

Australia’s election to UN human rights council blasted | children in detention | Scoop.it
KEITH JACKSON NOOSA –Australia’s elevation this week as one of 15 countries elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council has occurred despite strident criticism – including from the UN itself - of the country’s harsh treatment of refugee
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Scott Morrison tried to delay asylum seekers' visas, documents reveal

Scott Morrison tried to delay asylum seekers' visas, documents reveal | children in detention | Scoop.it
The former immigration minister agreed his department should intervene in ASIO security checks to try to prevent asylum seekers from being granted permanent protection visas, secret documents obtained by the ABC reveal.
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Australia’s ‘border protection’ policies cost taxpayers $4bn last year

Australia’s ‘border protection’ policies cost taxpayers $4bn last year | children in detention | Scoop.it
Figure includes $1bn spent on detaining 1,140 refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru and a further $1.06bn on border enforcement
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Nauru refugees petition against delays and exclusion from the US

Nauru refugees petition against delays and exclusion from the US | children in detention | Scoop.it
Around 500 Nauruan refugees have signed a petition (Nauru resettlement petition) directed to Australian Border Force demanding a timetable for refugee resettlement; to be immediately resettled in Australia pending any further resettlement options and to reunite families that have been separated by Border Force and offshore detention policies. Around 130 refugees are expected to fly …
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US-Australia deal: secrecy and hope surrounds second resettlement flight

US-Australia deal: secrecy and hope surrounds second resettlement flight | children in detention | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: A second cohort of 58 asylum seekers and refugees are due to leave Manus Island to the United States under a controversial resettlemen
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Border Force tells Nauru refugees to separate from family if they want to settle in US

Border Force tells Nauru refugees to separate from family if they want to settle in US | children in detention | Scoop.it
Phone conversations and email chain show ABF is contravening international law and using separation as a coercive measure
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First Nauru refugees leave for US resettlement

First Nauru refugees leave for US resettlement | children in detention | Scoop.it
More than 50 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru are on their way to the United States to be resettled there
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To stop boat deaths, abolish carrier sanctions and let asylum seekers travel by plane - Right Now

To stop boat deaths, abolish carrier sanctions and let asylum seekers travel by plane - Right Now | children in detention | Scoop.it
If asylum seekers can't board a plane to Australia without a visa, they are forced to take dangerous sea journeys to find safety.
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This Is What It Is Like Waiting For Medical Attention In An Offshore Detention Centre

This Is What It Is Like Waiting For Medical Attention In An Offshore Detention Centre | children in detention | Scoop.it
“Maybe they will take my dead body for treatment?"
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Ending restrictions on family reunification: good for refugees, good for host societies

Ending restrictions on family reunification: good for refugees, good for host societies | children in detention | Scoop.it
Human Rights Comment
Strasbourg 26/10/2017

.... The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights - Human rights comments - Blog
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'Thousands' to join class action against Peter Dutton over detention regime

'Thousands' to join class action against Peter Dutton over detention regime | children in detention | Scoop.it
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has been hit with another class action lawsuit brought on behalf of asylum seekers.
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Refugee held on Nauru pleads with Australia to let him see birth of first child

Refugee held on Nauru pleads with Australia to let him see birth of first child | children in detention | Scoop.it
Mohammed Farahi has been held on Nauru for more than four years while his wife is currently in detention in Brisbane
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Civil engineering firm Canstruct to take over operating Nauru detention centre

Civil engineering firm Canstruct  to take over operating Nauru detention centre | children in detention | Scoop.it
Refugee advocates warn Australian company ‘will face a mighty campaign’ for ‘doing business in abuse’
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