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Jan 20, 2014

Crikey says: Australia’s move in Nauru

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The police showed up at the NauruanĀ home of Peter Law, the country’s only magistrate and Supreme Court registrar, yesterday morning. He was told he had to be on the next plane off the island.

“I said to somebody I’d get better treatment in the Congo, you know, because I seriously was jostled and pushed by the arresting officer,” the Australian told the ABC’s AM this morning.

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3 thoughts on “Crikey says: Australia’s move in Nauru

  1. paddy

    Remarkable stuff. You’d have to wonder if the recent decision to charge $8000 for a journalist visa to Nauru was set up with this decision in the back of the president’s mind.
    Then again, it might have just been a happy coincidence.
    No journo’s to cover the treatment of AS, or (goodness me) even the judiciary.

  2. klewso

    So, will Bishop do the right thing, or the Right thing?

  3. AR

    If Nauru’s polity isn’t a wholly owned subsidiary of the Oz gov of the day and fully paid for by Oz taxpayers then this might be an interesting story. Given the reality, it is clear why the last thing needed is a “troublesome priest” or the latter day equivalent, a judge.

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