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The better parts of the Nauru camp

Government is still claiming that living conditions on Nauru are not as bad as is being reported and that advocates are over dramatising the situation.

TO be fair to the Government, we would like to show the people some of the ‘better’?? parts of the detention camp.

This is not sarcasm. These are some of the better features.

Click here to view the video:

This is the lounge in the children’s recreation tent.


This lucky person managed to get some string past the guards, to hang clothes.


This woman managed to get a cardboard box, something to cut the box and a piece of dowel to hang her clothes. She was very proud! That’s not sarcasm either.


Claire Ting
Claire Ting Your resourcefulness is wonderful. I am so sad to think how much worse other parts must be. Hang in there – we are fighting for you.
Unlike · Reply · 5 · 4 February at 10:55
Ellen O’gallagher
Ellen O’gallagher This is really worth looking at. The brave people on imprisoned on the island of Free the Children NAURU
Unlike · Reply · 3 · 4 February at 10:56
Terri Cavanagh
Terri Cavanagh I love your work, children of Nauru. Keep it up!
Like · Reply · 3 · 4 February at 11:00
Tia Bhana-Williams
Tia Bhana-Williams Keep it together guys there’s a rally in the city today
Real Australians say welcome xx
Unlike · Reply · 4 · 4 February at 11:06
Steven Russell
Steven Russell One day our leaders will answer for their systematic cruelty
Unlike · Reply · 6 · 4 February at 11:20
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Nicole Punt
Nicole Punt We know the government is lying to their people about the conditions you live in. We are speaking out in your name because you matter.
Unlike · Reply · 6 · 4 February at 11:28
Rachel Davey
Rachel Davey There’s a lot of media coverage right now of how things are in Nauru. We’re all hopeful that something might change soon.
Unlike · Reply · 2 · 4 February at 12:31
Emily Smith
Emily Smith Wow, is that really the benchmark they are going from? Slightly better than a warzone? I am ashamed of them. We will never stop fighting until justice and compassion are brought back to the dealings that our government have with others.
Unlike · Reply · 1 · 4 February at 12:36
Maree Smith
Maree Smith 400 k a year per personb and they can’t find the money for a wardrobe????? b.s!
Unlike · Reply · 3 · 4 February at 12:37
Robyn Leonie Revell
Robyn Leonie Revell I’d like to see Peter Dufton and the Select Committee spend a week in the luxurious surroundings of Nauru. They’re all a heart less uncaring lot and should hang their heads in shame.
Like · Reply · 3 · 4 February at 12:49
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Maya Iriondo
Maya Iriondo This is heartbreaking.
Like · Reply · 4 February at 13:45
Gisela Stieglitz
Gisela Stieglitz So sad, this should not happen!!! The High Court is wrong!!!
Like · Reply · 1 · 4 February at 14:18
Mary Blight
Mary Blight Good work kids. Tell them how it really is.
Like · Reply · 4 February at 14:20
Margot Rodrom-Robertson
Margot Rodrom-Robertson Shared.
Like · Reply · 4 February at 14:25
Jordan Lynch
Jordan Lynch Think of you guys almost every day… So proud of you all speaking up.
Like · Reply · 2 · 4 February at 14:39
Pandy Benson
Pandy Benson the true test of situations like this is – just how long would the pollies last if they were staying in these cells on Nauru and Manus? not one red hot minute! CLOSE THE CAMPS and settle these folk in Oz!!!!!!!!!!!!
Like · Reply · 1 · 4 February at 14:54
Viktoria VI
Viktoria VI Thank you. You guys are brilliant!
Like · Reply · 3 · 4 February at 14:59
Alec Tibbitts
Alec Tibbitts If the government showed some transparency about what they did with OUR TAX DOLLARS, maybe they could refute these claims, but the veil of secrecy means they have zero credibility. I think the secrecy continues because it’s impossible to dress this camp up to look anything near what good conditions they claim it to be.
Like · Reply · 3 · 4 February at 15:03
Maggie McEwan
Maggie McEwan Peter Dutton is a liar. You just cannot believe anything he says.
Unlike · Reply · 6 · 4 February at 15:15
Kathryn Browning Carmo
Kathryn Browning Carmo The media should remain silent – Malcolm would allow them to stay if it wasn’t so public. If the media tell the smugglers that he let them stay they will reopen business and we will be losing people and children at sea again. We are putting Malcolm in an impossible position.
Like · Reply · 2 · 4 February at 16:18
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Jan Harman
Jan Harman Innovative and intelligent, just the sort of citizen we need, surely!
Unlike · Reply · 2 · 4 February at 17:07
Brenda Andreani
Brenda Andreani Was that a hospital? Where was the staff ? It was more like an abandoned chook farm. $26 million ?
Unlike · Reply · 2 · 4 February at 17:23
Kathy Tsangaridis
Kathy Tsangaridis wow is that what 26 mill in upgrade gets you in Naru, labour and material costs must be high there. Please note the sarcasam, PS which part was the UPGRADE? I#d like a detailed list ! I think we all need to demand this.
Like · Reply · 2 · 5 February at 03:31
Jenny Lawson
Jenny Lawson Now take a video of the ablutions block. I bet that would be a shocker.
Like · Reply · 1 · 5 February at 04:07
Ruth Demetri
Ruth Demetri Its inhumane for the suffering to continue.
Like · Reply · 5 February at 04:52
Steven Atheelius
Steven Atheelius
Steven Atheelius’s photo.
Like · Reply · 1 · 5 February at 04:54
Kerri Lee
Kerri Lee Steven Atheelius… brilliant image.
Like · Reply · 5 February at 06:58
Kerri Lee
Kerri Lee … and that’s without showing the “new” hospital we apparently paid a fortune for.
Unlike · Reply · 2 · 5 February at 06:59
Diane Downey
Diane Downey If this Liberal Government thinks that conditions on Nauru is acceptable let these scumbags live there with their revolting friends and families. IMO
Unlike · Reply · 4 · 5 February at 07:22
Dianne Powell
Dianne Powell They would have us believe that it is a ‘holiday camp’. What crap!
Unlike · Reply · 1 · Yesterday at 12:32
Mary Blight
Mary Blight The children’s recent videos on this page show what the conditions on Nauru are like. It is very brave and resourceful of them to take those videos, edit them and put them up for the world to see. Thank you.
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