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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby mothra » 11 Jun 2018, 23:51

Dying refugee on Nauru barred from coming to Australia for palliative care
Border force tells 63-year-old with advanced lung cancer he can go to Taiwan or return to Afghanistan

A dying Afghan refugee held on Nauru will not be allowed to come to Australia for palliative care.

The Australian Border Force has told 63-year-old Ali*, who is suffering advanced lung cancer, he is deemed to have “refused treatment” because he declined to be moved to Taiwan to die.

He told the ABF he did not want to go to Taiwan because he did not know anybody there, was concerned there would be no translator from his language, Hazaraghi, and that there would be no one to perform the Shia Muslim rituals and ceremonies on his body when he died.

The ABF has told Ali he will not be moved to Australia to die. The ABF has also offered Ali $25,000 to return home to Afghanistan. Ali is a member of the persecuted Hazara minority and has been formally recognised as a refugee – he faces a well-founded fear of persecution in Afghanistan and cannot be forcibly returned there. Australia is legally obliged to protect him.

Ali will stay on Nauru, where he is currently being held in the regional processing centre. Doctors have described the situation there as “totally inadequate” for a person requiring advanced palliative care.

Doctors familiar with his case say his prognosis is “dire”, and his life expectancy is “a matter of months”.

An on-island report seen by the ABF says: “He states that he is very scared and feels alone and isolated and that this will be made worse if he goes to Taiwan as he will have no supports other than the IHMS and ABF liaison with whom he is not able to communicate with. He feels that his case is hopeless and he is giving up.”

Ali, who has a wife and children in Afghanistan, previously worked in construction during his five years held on Nauru but his illness has left him requiring around-the-clock care.

“His health condition is getting worse, very dangerous every day,” a member of the Afghan Hazara community held on Nauru told Guardian Australia.

“He is losing weight, it seems like he is going to die very soon.”

Another community member said friends had pleaded with Australian officials for assistance.

“But the ABF totally rejected his request: they said go to Taiwan for medical help; second option, go back to Afghanistan; third option is to stay here for as long as you are alive.

“He is very angry, he is very upset as well. He said these people do not have a human heart.”

Nauru sources say ABF staff on the island are concerned about the reaction of the refugee and asylum seeker community if Ali dies on the island. On-island ABF staff have made repeated requests to Canberra for intervention in his case.

Sources inside the regional processing centre confirmed that high-profile or politically-sensitive medical cases were decided not by the ABF but by executive-level officials of the Department of Home Affairs: in some cases as high as the secretary of the department or the minister for home affairs.

ABF recommendations from Nauru were often overruled at executive level inside the Department of Home Affairs.

The decision to offer Taiwan as a medical transfer can only be made by senior home affairs department staff.

IHMS, the Australian government’s contracted health provider on Nauru, refused to answer questions about when it had become aware of Ali’s critical health needs, when it first requested he be moved, or how many transfer requests it had made.

The Department of Home Affairs, which oversees the ABF, said it would not comment on individual cases, but that medical transfer decisions “occur on a case-by-case basis according to clinical need, in consultation with the contracted health services provider and the government of Nauru … [and] with the permission of the individual”.

“Australia has provided significant funding and support over a number of years to improve health infrastructure in Nauru.”

On Nauru, the situation among the refugee population is already tense. The large cohort of Iranian refugees has been effectively excluded from the US resettlement deal by the presidential travel ban.

There is also an acute and growing issue around child mental health. Australian courts have ordered acutely unwell children – some of whom are as young as 10 and who have attempted suicide repeatedly – to be moved to Australia.

The deaths of refugees and asylum seekers who die in Australia from injuries and illnesses sustained in offshore detention are routinely investigated by the coroner.

The death of Hamid Kehazaei, who died from sepsis after his medical transfer was refused and then delayed by bureaucrats in Canberra, has been before a Brisbane coroner, due to report later this year.

The inquest into the death of Fazel Chegeni, who died on Christmas Island after escaping from the detention centre there, will begin later this year.

An inquest into the death of Omid Masoumali, who died in Brisbane after publicly self-immolating on Nauru, has not yet been scheduled.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/11/dying-refugee-on-nauru-barred-from-coming-to-australia-for-palliative-care?CMP=soc_567
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby mothra » 15 Jun 2018, 18:06

Iranian asylum seeker dies by suicide on Nauru
Fariborz K, 26, found dead on Friday morning in Australian-run regional processing centre

A 26-year-old Iranian asylum seeker has died on Nauru, reportedly by suicide in his tent in the Australian-run regional processing centre.

The body of 26-year-old Fariborz K was found in his tent by a family member at about 9am local time on Friday morning. He had recently married. His mother and 12-year-old brother are also being held on Nauru.

Fariborz’s wife and mother were both hospitalised on Friday afternoon. His 12-year-old brother Ali has been taken into care by camp authorities.

Sources inside RCP3 – the family camp – said refugees and asylum seekers attempted to help Fariborz when they found him in his tent but they were unable to revive him.

In April, Fariborz’s younger brother Ali made a public plea for help for his mother, Fazileh, who was suffering acute physical and mental illnesses, and said his brother was suffering a mental crisis.

“I feel helpless because there is no one to help us. There is no one to see how we are suffering. My mother is very sick and my brother is totally depressed,” the boy said in a video.

An IHMS health summary report for Fariborz, completed on April 24 this year, identified him as “being severely traumatised” as a result of being held captive as a 10-year-old child in Iran.

“He reported long-term engement with psychiatrists in Iran and was on medication at that time. Mr K states though his post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms continue, that he did not wish to engage with specialist health services.”

In a November assessment he declined to complete a mental health assessment.

“He spoke of being angry at times in the context of his long-term detention,” the report said.

Fariborz had also begged for help for his mother. In a handwritten note, written in English, he wrote: “I take the IHMS responsible for my mother’s drastic health situation. My mother’s health is now its worst”.

A friend of Fariborz said he had been frustrated by his family’s stalemate after five years detained on Nauru.

“I saw him only yesterday. He was a young athletic guy, but he had been suffering a long time because of his family’s situation. He was sick and tired.”

Fariborz is the third asylum seeker or refugee to die by suicide on Nauru, and comes only three weeks after a Rohingya refugee on Manus Island killed himself.

Twelve people have died from injuries or illness sustained in offshore processing centres since the facilities were reopened in late 2012: asylum seekers and refugees have been murdered by guards or have died from sepsis, medical neglect, accident and suicide.

A spokesman for the department of immigration said: “the department is aware of the death in Nauru today, 15 June 2018. Further enquiries should be referred to Nauruan authorities”.

Staff at the regional processing centre told the Guardian: “it is Australia’s responsibility, it happened in their camp”.

Iranian journalist and refugee Behrouz Boochani, detained on Manus Island, said: “Department of Home Affairs has referred the case to Nauruan authorities as always. It’s Australia that is responsible for his death, not Nauru! You are the one who exiled people there and denied them medical treatment and support. Dutton must give an answer to people.”

The Nauruan government issued a statement on the man’s death. “We can confirm that a man has died in the Nauru regional processing centre today. Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with his family. Police are investigating.”

Spokesman for the Refugee Action Coalition, Ian Rintoul, said the Australian government was responsible for the man’s death.

“There have so many warnings but the toll mounts day by day; the neglect continues. So many cases of medical neglect.”

“Peter Dutton must bring all the asylum seekers and refugees to Australia. The US deal is a farce that is now excluding Iranians and Somalis. Dutton has nowhere to settle the people who have been dumped on Nauru and are now dying of despair.

Rintoul said news of the man’s death had devastated the asylum seeker and refugee community on Nauru.

“He was a well-known, well-liked, athletic young man who did everything he could for his brother and mother.”


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/15/iranian-asylum-seeker-dies-by-suicide-on-nauru
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby pinkeye » 16 Jun 2018, 00:43

sickening The Australian Government, AND all Australian citizens must hang their heads in shame for this disgusting policy.

The only way it could get any worse is if the bodies are processed for fertilizer. :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :sad :stop :stop :stop
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby pinkeye » 16 Jun 2018, 00:46

and.. for all you CHRISTIANS, like OUR GOVT, who support this policy , you are ALL GOING TO ROT IN HELL for eternity.. You are all murderers.

EVERY person who has ever expressed support for this government will rot in hell, or the equivalent. :mad
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby johnsmith » 16 Jun 2018, 08:14

pinkeye wrote:The only way it could get any worse is if the bodies are processed for fertilizer.



sshhhh .... someone from the liberal party will read this and claim this idea as their own
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby mothra » 16 Jun 2018, 17:14

Iranian asylum seeker begged for help: 'I am suffering intensely'
Fariborz Karami, who took his life, had repeatedly asked for psychiatric help during his time at Nauru

Fariborz Karami had been crying out for help for years.

Almost since being taken into immigration detention in 2013, Karami, the asylum seeker who killed himself inside the Australian-run regional processing centre on Nauru on Friday, had, over years, consistently asked for medical intervention to arrest his deteriorating mental health.

“The thought of suicide doesn’t ever leave me. I am suffering intensely every day,” the former dentistry student wrote in one plea to see a doctor.

The 26-year-old Karami died by suicide inside his tent in the RPC3 camp on Nauru on Friday morning. Recently married, he had been held on Nauru, along with his mother and 12-year-old brother, for five years.

Karami had a background of torture and trauma. A member of Iran’s Kurdish ethnic minority, which faces systematic persecution in that country, he had been kidnapped as a 10-year-old boy and held for three months, threatened every day he would be killed. Psychiatrists identified him as “being severely traumatised”.

From his time inside Australia’s immigration detention system – first on Christmas Island, and then on Nauru – Karami’s extensive medical file is littered with requests for appointments with psychiatrists and psychologists, and charts his downward spiral to death.

In one example in 2014, he filled out a client medical request form to medical services provider IHMS, begging to see a psychiatrist. He said he could not escape thoughts of suicide.

“I want to see a psychologist, not a nurse,” he wrote in halting English, “I have severe mental problems to the point of thinking of suicide.”

In Persian, he continued: “I am suffering from severe mental illness. I feel absolutely terrible. I am going to go mad from over thinking. Please arrange a psychiatrist meeting for me as soon as possible.”

Across dozens of pages of request forms and assessments, referrals and clinical notes, Karami’s worsening condition is laid bare. Acknowledging his traumatic past, psychiatrists reported a “decline in coping strategies” exacerbated by his long-running detention, uncertainty over his future, and concern for his brother and mother.

“I know myself. I have used reading and studying in the past as a distraction – doesn’t work anymore.”

Doctors recognised his deteriorating condition, reporting: “increased suicidal ideation and agitation. Requesting medication to ‘help with suicidal thoughts’”.

But Karami’s latest reports appear to show him disengaging. He began missing appointments. Last November, he declined to complete a mental health assessment.

“He spoke of being angry at times in the context of his long-term detention,” the report said.

“IHMS has not been helpful at all,” Karami told the doctors at that meeting, “no-one steps forward for us, and we live in a hot tent and can’t breathe.”

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An IHMS health summary completed on April 24 this year said he had missed mental health screenings but that “no concerns ... had otherwise been identified”.

“He reported long-term engagement with psychiatrists in Iran and was on medication at that time. Mr Karami states though his post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms continue, that he did not wish to engage with specialist health services.”

However, those around Karami recognised his decline. Also in April, Karami’s 12-year-old brother Ali made a public plea for help for his mother, Fazileh, who was suffering acute physical and mental illnesses. She had been promised a medical transfer to Taiwan but this was cancelled at the last minute. Ali also warned his brother was suffering a mental crisis.

“I feel helpless because there is no one to help us. There is no one to see how we are suffering. My mother is very sick and my brother is totally depressed,” the boy said in a video, published in the Guardian.

International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) is contracted by the Australian government to provide health services to refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru.

Guardian Australia put written questions to IHMS about the medical treatment Karami received.

A spokeswoman for the company said: “IHMS follows a clear client confidentiality and privacy policy and will not disclose information about individual cases.”

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About 9am on Friday morning, Karami was found close to death, in his tent inside the “RPC3” – or family camp – of the Australian-run regional processing centre.

He was found by his wife. Efforts by family and friends to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His wife and mother were hospitalised after his death, and his younger brother taken into the care of camp authorities.

A friend of Karami said he had been frustrated by his family’s stalemate after five years of being detained on Nauru. The family’s claim for protection had not been recognised.

“I saw him only yesterday. He was a young athletic guy, but he had been suffering a long time because of his family’s situation. He was sick and tired.”

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Karami is the third asylum seeker or refugee to die by suicide on Nauru, and comes only three weeks after a Rohingya refugee on Manus Island killed himself.

Twelve people have died from injuries or illness sustained in offshore processing centres since the facilities were reopened in late 2012: asylum seekers and refugees have been murdered by guards or have died from sepsis, medical neglect, accident and suicide.

A spokesman for the department of immigration said: “The department is aware of the death in Nauru today, 15 June 2018. Further enquiries should be referred to Nauruan authorities.”

Staff at the regional processing centre told the Guardian: “It is Australia’s responsibility, it happened in their camp.”

Iranian journalist and refugee Behrouz Boochani, detained on Manus Island, wrote in a tweet: “Department of Home Affairs has referred the case to Nauruan authorities as always. It’s Australia that is responsible for his death, not Nauru! You are the one who exiled people there and denied them medical treatment and support. Dutton must give an answer to people.”

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Department of Home Affairs has referred the case to Nauruan authorities as always. It’s Australia that is responsible for his death not Nauru! You are the one who exiled people there and denied them medical treatment and support. Dutton must give an answer to people!#Nauru

June 15, 2018
The Nauruan government issued a statement on the man’s death. “We can confirm that a man has died in the Nauru regional processing centre today. Our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with his family. Police are investigating.”

The spokesman for the Refugee Action Coalition Ian Rintoul said the Australian government was responsible for the man’s death.

“There have so many warnings but the toll mounts day by day, the neglect continues. So many cases of medical neglect.

“Peter Dutton must bring all the asylum seekers and refugees to Australia. The US deal is a farce that is now excluding Iranians and Somalis. Dutton has nowhere to settle the people who have been dumped on Nauru and are now dying of despair.”

Rintoul said news of the man’s death had devastated asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru.

“He was a well-known, well-liked, athletic young man who did everything he could for his brother and mother.”

Kate Schuetze, a refugee researcher at Amnesty International, said Australia’s policies were “reckless and cruel” and endangered lives.

“The fact that this man and his family have spent the last five years living in a tent in an Australian-run detention centre on Nauru is in itself disgraceful. He came to Australia seeking protection, a request that was denied, and was instead detained in appalling and inhumane conditions.”

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/16/iranian-asylum-seeker-begged-for-help-i-am-suffering-intensely?CMP=soc_567
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby mothra » 28 Jun 2018, 10:55

'You hate us that much?' Mother of refugee who killed himself on Nauru berates Australia
Fazileh Mansour Beigi has pleaded with the Australian Border Force to give her son Fariborz’s body back so she can bury him

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The mother of Fariborz Karami, the Iranian asylum seeker who died by suicide on Nauru two weeks ago, has pleaded with the Australian Border Force to give her son’s body back so she can bury him “anywhere but Nauru or Iran”.

In an excoriating letter written to the ABF, Fazileh Mansour Beigi blames those who held her son on Nauru for his long mental decline and ultimate suicide.

“For five years you incarcerated me and my innocent children in Nauru and ignored us. I know that your violence and cruelty is deeply rooted and against that I am a powerless woman. You even deprived me from having a mobile phone, lest I speak up? But I always told you if any harm befell my children, I wouldn’t remain silent,” she has written.

“My 26-year-old son had his last breaths in your mouldy tents and closed his beautiful eyes to your abomination, injustice, and disgusting policies.”

In the lead-up to her son’s death, Mansour Beigi repeatedly pleaded for help for her two sons, arguing they were severely depressed and in danger. Just two days before Karami’s death, his mother wrote to camp manager Canstruct, contracted by the Australian government to run the regional processing centre, warning that “if my kids and I get worse, you will be responsible”.

Karami, whose initial claim for protection had been rejected, had recently married a refugee on Nauru. On the morning of 15 June, he was found unconscious by a family member in the tent he lived in inside the Australian-run regional processing centre. He could not be revived.

Mansour Beigi, who, in the wake of her son’s suicide, is on “high watch” and monitored by guards 24 hours a day everywhere she goes, says she wants to bury her eldest child as soon as possible, but not in Nauru or their homeland Iran. But Mansour Beigi says too, she is consumed by fears for the health and future of her youngest child, 12-year-old Ali, who, doctors have said, is at acute mental health risk and should be moved from the island.

An autopsy has been completed on Karami’s body, but his mother says she has been told it could be three months before she is told its findings, and her son’s body is released to her for burial.

Karami’s wife is on a hunger strike, drinking only water. She is sleeping outside the connex container where her husband’s body is being kept.

Mansour Beigi has given permission for Guardian Australia to publish her letter in full.

Hello my oppressors and heartless prison officers,

Hello again ABF,

Do you know me? I am the same suffering and miserable mother who repeatedly begged you to help. Frequently, I implored you to assist me. An ill mother who could not stand to see her children in this situation any more. Often, I told you and I wrote to you that my sons are depressed and exhausted ‘please help a sick and feeble mother’. But, instead of support, you replied that if I couldn’t tolerate it, I should return to my country.

Again I made a complaint to you and I wrote that after five years facing torture, I am not able to go back to my country. I asked you to please upgrade our tent as it might change my kids’ mood. Again you ignored me.

For five years you incarcerated me and my innocent children in Nauru and ignored us. I know that your violence and cruelty is deeply rooted and against that I am a powerless woman. You even deprived me from having a mobile phone, lest I speak up? But I always told you if any harm befell my children, I wouldn’t remain silent.

Since Friday, you have kept my son’s corpse in IHMS’s fridge, to look for his murderer? Since then, have you not smelled your own hands? My 26-year-old son had his last breaths in your mouldy tents and closed his beautiful eyes to your abomination, injustice, and disgusting policies. You even hesitate to provide him a bottle of cold water.

For five years, you tortured his athletic body under deadly heat. Now, you confiscated his dead body and keep him in a cold place. You don’t allow me to bury him and entrust him to eternal peace with his beautiful face and body.

I doubt if you are human! Where in the world would they keep a young corpse in the fridge for long time, inside a connex [container] near a place his mother is living? Are you even scared of our dead bodies? Do you hate us that much that you are afraid of us alive or dead? You still disrespect us.

I prop myself up until I bury my son’s body with respect otherwise all the world is meaningless for me and not worthy even to breathe. If you don’t want to have another corpse, lying next to my son, as soon as possible give me written permission to bury him anywhere except Nauru and Iran.

Fariborz’s mournful mother,

Fazileh Mansour Beigi

Slaughterhouse and torture house of Nauru

24/6/2018


In response to a series of questions regarding Karami, a spokesman for the Australian department of home affairs told Guardian Australia: “These are matters for the Nauruan authorities”.

Karami’s body remains refrigerated on the grounds of the regional processing centre, which is run by contractors to the Australian government, and is under Australian control. Guardian Australia has put questions to the Nauru government.



https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/28/you-hate-us-that-much-mother-of-refugee-who-killed-himself-on-nauru-berates-australia
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

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Anyone with an erection in a childs detention centre should have it chopped off, preferably by a rabid dog
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby mothra » 06 Jul 2018, 09:25

Mental Health of Children in Australian Detention Center Reaches ‘Crisis Point’


From the New York Times. Good. Let the international outrage wash over us.
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby johnsmith » 06 Jul 2018, 09:28

mothra wrote:Mental Health of Children in Australian Detention Center Reaches ‘Crisis Point’


From the New York Times. Good. Let the international outrage wash over us.



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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

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mothra wrote:Mental Health of Children in Australian Detention Center Reaches ‘Crisis Point’


From the New York Times. Good. Let the international outrage wash over us.



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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

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Refugee girl at risk of suicide to be moved from Nauru to Australia after court action
Exclusive: earlier calls to move 14-year-old were refused but decision reversed as court action began

A 14-year-old refugee girl who had attempted suicide on Nauru by trying to set herself on fire will be moved to Australia within days – the eighth child moved from the island following a court order or the threat of legal action.

The Australian Border Force had rejected recommendations from doctors on the island to immediately move the girl to an Australian hospital for acute psychiatric treatment that isn’t available on Nauru.

An urgent application, brought by the National Justice Project, to have the girl moved was set to be heard in the federal court on Friday morning in Sydney but, just as proceedings commenced, the Australian government agreed to move her and her family to Australia.

Some details of the circumstances cannot be reported but sources on Nauru have confirmed that the girl from Iran has been held on Nauru for nearly five years with her family. The family have been recognised as refugees. Australia is legally obliged to protect them.

Repeated and escalating concerns had been raised by doctors about the girl’s mental health, which has deteriorated dangerously in recent months.

In a recent suicide attempt, the girl doused herself in petrol and attempted to set herself alight. She was rescued before she was able to seriously harm herself, Nauru sources told the Guardian.

Two years ago, Iranian asylum seeker Omid Masoumali self-immolated in a public clearing in Nauru after dousing himself in petrol. He died several days later in a Brisbane hospital after his flight off the island to a tertiary hospital was delayed several hours.

The 14-year-old girl is the eighth child to be moved from Nauru after court order or the commencement of legal action in the federal court.

She is the third case this week, after a two-year-old girl who had suffered encephalitis was ordered to Australia after first having been taken from Nauru to Papua New Guinea in defiance of the orders of doctors – who recommended she be transferred to Australia – and despite the Port Moresby hospital to which she was sent saying it did not have the equipment to adequately treat her.

The two-year-old girl and her family have since been moved to Australia.

A young girl on Nauru was also moved with her mother from Nauru to Australia – again, after the government agreed to move her just before court proceedings commenced.

They arrived in Brisbane on Friday morning and are being transferred to Sydney for care. The girl’s father remains on Nauru.

Australian courts have consistently found that healthcare on Nauru is inadequate, particularly for children suffering mental health issues, and that Australia has a duty of care to protect and treat them.

The federal court has been told there are no dedicated child psychiatrists on Nauru, and doctors have described, in affidavits before the court, that Nauru’s lone hospital “does not have the capacity to manage the complex health needs of the refugee population”.

In a case heard in Melbourne earlier this week – seeking the transfer of a two-year-old critically ill toddler – Dr Nick Martin, a former senior medical officer on Nauru for the Australian government’s offshore healthcare provider International Health and Medical Services, said that the care available on Nauru for complex cases was “grossly inadequate”.

“Paediatric healthcare on Nauru is basic … both the offshore processing centre on Nauru and the Republic of Nauru hospital have limited outpatient facilities targeted to children, and have limited resources.”

And in correspondence, an area medical director for IHMS conceded healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers was captive to the policies of the Australian government, which resists all medical transfers.

“ABF has put extreme limitations on the types of patients that we can referral [sic] offshore – it does not stop us requesting these transfers but, as we are no in control of that aspect of things, the patients are entirely at the mercy of the decisions made by ABF as regards transfers.

“It is clear that refugees cannot access the same levels of care that are available to transferees residing at the RPC [regional processing centre] and they cannot access as ‘Australian’ standard of care – certainly in relation to access to specialist care anyway … all we can do is highlight the areas of inadequacy as regards medical resources and capability – which we have done on numerous occasions.”


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/07/refugee-girl-at-risk-of-suicide-to-be-moved-from-nauru-to-australia-after-court-action
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby Squire » 07 Jul 2018, 12:52

The policies of both major parties have been inhuman, criminal, and have damaged Australia's reputation.

Kidnapping people on the high seas and detaining them in third countries is a crime.
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Jul 2018, 15:18

Boat turnarounds won’t stop tho, under either party.

No need for the crap on Manus/Nauru tho.

Have to wonder how many ASs fly in on dodgy 457 type visas.
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby Squire » 09 Jul 2018, 15:41

The Australian media is complicit stooges.

The Murdoch media in particular.
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby mothra » 09 Jul 2018, 17:48

Squire wrote:The Australian media is complicit stooges.

The Murdoch media in particular.


Oh absolutely. Just look at the coverage of the poor Thai lads in a cave. They're all over it like white on rice ... drumming us up into a frenzy.

Meanwhile, a 14 year old girl on Nauru's latest suicide attempt and our government's refusal to follow medical advice and get her help which was only rescinded after court action is utterly unrepresented.

They even had the hypocrisy to cover the recent foulness in the US with some degree of condemnation.
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby johnsmith » 11 Jul 2018, 16:25

for a priest, father bob seems like a pretty good guy. Some of the other clergy could learn a thing or two from him
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Re: The latest shame from Nauru

Postby mothra » 11 Jul 2018, 17:43

johnsmith wrote:for a priest, father bob seems like a pretty good guy. Some of the other clergy could learn a thing or two from him


I love Father Bob so much. He has incredibly progressive views on religion and often finds himself in trouble with the Catholic church ... but on he goes.

Huge fan of his work with John Safran, both telly and radio.
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