Topic archives: nauru

A primer on the economic relationship between Australia and Nauru

April 6, 2018 2

A quick glance at Nauru's education, health, defence and broader budgets gives some interesting background to why this small country seems so co-operative.

Is PNG trying to pervert justice for Manus Island asylum seekers?

April 3, 2018 2

While injustices on Nauru receive a good airing, not many people are talking about what's happening in Papua New Guinea right now.

Crikey Worm: Dan Andrews sweats as funds scandal heats up

March 22, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The Victorian Premier resists mounting pressure to force 21 of his scandal-plagued ministers to resign. Plus, how Peter Dutton's department tried to prevent a suicidal 10-year-old boy from coming to Australia for care. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Is Germany building a case to charge Australian ministers for crimes against humanity?

March 9, 2018 22

With calls for the ICC to investigate the Australian government going unheard, some are looking to a far-reaching code that gives the German judiciary the ability to prosecute crimes against humanity, even if they have no relation to the country.

Crikey Worm: formal harassment complaint lodged against Joyce

February 23, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce now faces a formal sexual harassment complaint. Plus, tent mould in the Nauru detention centre could be grounds for a lawsuit against the Australian government. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Rorting the system? Asylum seekers given ‘final departure visa E’ actually saving taxpayers millions

August 29, 2017 4

Peter Dutton tells us his recent crackdown on asylum seekers in Australia is about the costs of a rorted system -- but how do those costs compare with the detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island?

Government cynically seeks asylum from the judiciary when it comes to refugees

August 29, 2017 22

The government's recent announcement that the few asylum seekers on Australian soil will have their support cut off seems needlessly cruel. But it is actually part of a considered plan to avoid judicial responsibility.

Crikey Worm: Labor to tackle tax, did Australia promise to resettle refugees?

Crikey Worm: Labor to tackle tax, did Australia promise to resettle refugees?

July 25, 2017

The UN isn't happy that the government has backtracked on promises to settle refugees, and ScoMo targets Labor's trust overhaul proposal. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Is Dutton’s ‘fake refugees’ argument designed to undermine the Administrative Appeals Tribunal?

May 22, 2017 11

Peter Dutton's criticism of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal shows the government is thinking about bypassing the tribunal for refugee reviews.

Just trust us on Manus facts, says secrecy-obsessed govt

April 24, 2017 14

Coalition senators have criticised Parliament for relying on sources other than the government for information on what happens in offshore detention.

Fatal cases of Dengue fever reported on Nauru

March 24, 2017

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection confirmed to Crikey that the department was aware of an increased number of cases of Dengue fever.

While Trump and Turnbull fiddle, Nauru burns

February 3, 2017 8

The 1200 refugees on Manus and Nauru continue to languish while the Trump-Turnbull political drama dominates the news.

Rundle: destructive civil disobedience is the only answer to most recent Nauru horror

February 3, 2017 26

The call to such action falls neither equally nor fairly, but fall it does.

Department of Immigration pays up twice for Save the Children slurs

January 31, 2017 3

The second apology shows that another payment has been made by the government.

Billion-dollar blindspot: Immigration’s massive failure on Transfield

January 24, 2017 10

The Department of Immigration's shambolic tendering and management of offshore processing contracts appeared to favour one company above all others - Transfield.

Leaked docs reveal how Broadspectrum spent unauthorised $2.2 billion in offshore detention

Leaked docs reveal how Broadspectrum spent unauthorised $2.2 billion in offshore detention

January 20, 2017

Satirist Ben Pobjie gets his hands on a confidential memo detailing why the Immigration Department spent an extra $2.2 billion without authorisation on Manus and Nauru.

Manus and Nauru not just cruelty, but bureaucratic incompetence too

January 18, 2017 9

The ANAO has delivered yet another scathing report criticising the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's procurement in offshore detention.

Protesters hijack Parliament’s last days

November 30, 2016 11

The speakers were heard, and parliament fell silent.

Secret emails reveal how Transfield got Nauru contract

November 24, 2016 11

Why did Transfield get the contract to run the offshore detention center on Nauru when it had not even sent in an official proposal?

Sky News’ Laura Jayes third reporter granted access to Nauru

November 23, 2016 1

Sky News has been granted a journalist visa to visit Nauru.