Bedtime Story · Messages for the kids · refugee advocates

Teacher Jude has made a video story time for tomorrow night and it’s really funny!

This was supposed to be up before bedtime – we had trouble loading.. Teacher Gabby has been running a Cyber School for the children on Nauru. She is teaching a small group of children and her group of students is growing! She spoke to the kids today because she couldn’t keep up with the individual… Continue reading Teacher Jude has made a video story time for tomorrow night and it’s really funny!

Australian Asylum seeker policy · Australian Government · Malcolm Turnbull · Peter Dutton

Proposed law to ban those from Manus and Nauru offshore detention from ever coming to Australia

Peter Dutton and the Prime Minister said “We want to get women and children off Nauru as quickly as possible”. (Then get everyone else off). In the past the Government said they would not send people to New Zealand because they could get to Australia with a tourist visa etc. This proposed new law (as… Continue reading Proposed law to ban those from Manus and Nauru offshore detention from ever coming to Australia

Australian Asylum seeker policy · Australian Government · Australian Imperialism · Broadspectrum · bullying · LNP · Peter Dutton

You will hear a lot of news today that no one will be coming to Australia from Manus and Nauru

Peter Dutton has said “We want to get women and children off Nauru as quickly as possible”. (Then get everyone else off). You will hear a lot of news today about the Prime Minister announcing that no one will be coming to Australia from Manus and Nauru. We hope that they want to put those… Continue reading You will hear a lot of news today that no one will be coming to Australia from Manus and Nauru

Australian Asylum seeker policy · Australian Government · Australian Imperialism · Australian protests · babies in detention on Nauru · Detention harms children · Messages for the kids · Nauru government · The Guardian

Why I spoke to Four Corners about the children I taught on Nauru

The allegation that asylum seeker children were coached in their answers to the ABC program is dehumanising and designed to sap public empathy Teacher Tracey talks about why she did the Four Corners interviews. The children interviewed are articulate, intelligent, politically aware, emotionally aware and represent those in limbo on Nauru. The accusation of coaching… Continue reading Why I spoke to Four Corners about the children I taught on Nauru

Amnesty International · Australian Asylum seeker policy · Australian Government · Australian Imperialism · Nauru government · The Project · Torture

The Project on Offshore Detention on Nauru

Dear kids and friends on Nauru, The Project is a great television news show in Australia. In this piece about Nauru they use sarcasm. When the piece is finished the man who talks too much and clearly doesn’t understand what it takes to prove that you are a genuine refugee, is not using sarcasm. He’s… Continue reading The Project on Offshore Detention on Nauru

Amnesty International · Australian Asylum seeker policy · Detention harms children · Lateline · Messages for the kids · Nauru government

Interview on Lateline: Anna Neistat, Amnesty International

A damning report released tonight from Amnesty International which claims the Australian government is responsible for conditions on Nauru that amount to torture. http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2016/s4558233.htm 43 shares Comments Chris Brooke Wayne Neoh Like · Reply · 2 · 19 October 2016 at 05:19 Michael Clarke the extended incarceration, without trial, without hope, without communication, is of… Continue reading Interview on Lateline: Anna Neistat, Amnesty International

Amnesty International · Australian Asylum seeker policy · babies in detention on Nauru · International condemnation · no proper medical treatment · Sydney Morning Herald

Four of the most harrowing tales Amnesty International heard on Nauru, the ‘Island of Despair’ – SMH

Amnesty International’s new report, Island of Despair, outlines a series of allegations about life on Nauru for refugees and asylum seekers. The human rights group says it interviewed more than 50 refugees and asylum seekers, most of who have “disturbing, detailed accounts of the disintegration of their own or others’ mental health”. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/four-of-the-most-harrowing-tales-amnesty-international-heard-on-nauru-the-island-of-despair-20161017-gs408j.html 60 shares… Continue reading Four of the most harrowing tales Amnesty International heard on Nauru, the ‘Island of Despair’ – SMH