Asylum seekers on Nauru continue to suffer amid political deadlock

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Pressure mounts on the government for the removal of all refugee children and their families from Nauru

A political deadlock is preventing the government accepting New Zealand’s offer to take 150 asylum seekers from Nauru.

Eleven children were transferred off Nauru to Australia on Monday. Greens Senator Nick Mckim outlines their proposed legislation to bring all asylum seeker children and their families on Nauru to Australia.

Jennifer Kanis, Head of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Social Justice Practice, outlines the difficulties in court applications working to bring individual asylum seeker medical cases off Nauru to Australia.

 

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