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28 November 2017 11:37 PM Australia's counter-terror measures 'fuelling racism': UN committee

London: Hate speech and counter-terrorism measures may be fuelling a general rise in racism, xenophobia and discrimination in Australia, a UN committee says. Verene Shepherd, the committee's rapporteur for Australia, welcomed our progress in adopting an anti-racism strategy, appointing a race discrimination commissioner and bringing in new health and justice 91

2 November 2017 7:54 AM Manus Island asylum seeker returns to detention centre after walking 20km from alternate accommodation

As as the UN refugee agency again calls on the Federal Government to stop what it calls an unfolding humanitarian emergency on Manus Island, it appears an asylum seeker has walked 20 kilometres to get back into the detention centre after leaving the site yesterday. The ABC came across a bizarre scene on the island's main highway several kilometres outside 77

2 November 2017 7:54 AM 'They're not animals': PNG's Somare wants Manus refugees sent to Australia

Papua New Guinea’s former Prime Minister and elder statesman Sir Michael Somare has called for the men remaining on Manus Island to be sent to Australia, as hundreds continue to hold out in the former detention centre for a second day. Sir Michael called Australia’s treatment of refugees “ruthless” and “hypocritical”, saying the agreement was that they be resettled 178

2 November 2017 2:32 AM The people who just won’t leave

RUSSELL Crowe is not a happy man. He’s blown up over what he’s calling Australia’s “shame” and a national “disgrace”. The actor tweeted: “Manus. A Nations shame. Lives held in limbo . Lives lived in fear & despair . It’s f***ing disgraceful.” When a Twitter user challenged him, he replied, “Maybe you could put them up somewhere if you’re so ashamed 186

1 November 2017 8:35 AM Manus Island stand-off continues, Greens say asylum seekers stripped of mental health medications

The Greens have hit out at the Australian Government for its "reprehensible conduct" on Manus Island as the stand-off between hundreds of asylum seekers and PNG authorities continues. Yesterday hundreds of asylum seekers refused to leave the detention centre, even after power and water were cut and food supplies dwindled, in a deadlock that human rights 78

1 November 2017 3:40 AM Manus detention centre: Australia is still responsible for these men — and those who haven't made it this far

Australia has "closed" the Manus Island detention centre, and all eyes are on the hundreds of men who have barricaded themselves in, refusing to move to the "transit" accommodation in nearby Lorengau for fear of what awaits them there. All Australian security personnel and essential services have been withdrawn, leaving the men to fend for themselves 79

31 October 2017 7:44 AM Remaining Manus Island refugees fear attacks

Refugees refusing to leave the Manus Island detention centre were bracing for a restless night and fearing attack as the deadline for closure passed. More than 600 refugees and asylum seekers remain inside the centre at the Lombrum Navy Base in Papua New Guinea out of fear for their safety outside. The group made an eleventh-hour bid in the PNG Supreme 94

31 October 2017 2:36 AM Refugees on Manus Island fear for their lives as the closing detention centre is looted by locals

MANUS Island refugees have reported fearing for their lives after armed locals broke into the detention centre, which is set to be shut down tonight. Sudanese refugee Abdul Mohammad says the asylum seekers and refugees remaining in the Papua New Guinea centre fear for their lives. “Some of the locals have come inside and are stealing boxes, fire alarms 156

30 October 2017 6:16 PM Tensions ahead of Australia camp closure on PNG

Tensions were high on a Papua New Guinea island on Sunday as authorities prepared to close an Australian refugee camp, with local police calling for calm as some detainees refused to move. The Manus Island detention centre, to close on Tuesday, is one of two Pacific camps where asylum-seekers who try to enter Australia by boat are sent for processing 97

29 October 2017 10:49 AM Fiji security guards headed for Manus as tensions mount over centre's closure

Fiji's minister for employment Jone Usamate met in the capital Suva with 42 men hired by the PNG branch of Paladin Solutions before their expected departure next week, once their visas are approved. PNG's police commissioner Gari Baki has warned that the safety of refugees and workers at the Australian-run regional processing centre "is not to be taken 173