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Stop the deliberate abuse of the two thousand people held in Nauru and Manus Island

The Australian Government has set up a system that deliberately inflicts cruelty and abuse on thousands of people who are simply looking for a safe place to rebuild their lives. And some European countries are looking to adopt Australia’s appalling tactics. We cannot let this become the future of refugee protection.

Australia’s leaders are completely failing people seeking freedom and a new life in their country. So now it’s up to us to make sure they close down the abusive refugee centres on Nauru and Manus Island.

Children and adults seeking asylum who journey to Australia by boat have been forcibly transferred, by the Australian Government, to the remote country of Nauru or Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. This July, Amnesty International investigated conditions in Nauru, and in November 2013 our team of investigators visited Manus Island.

Our investigations found that the Australian Government is going to great lengths to deliberately inflict suffering on refugees and people seeking asylum, and to hide this abuse from the eyes of the world.

Join us in our call to the Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to demand an end to the secretive abuse of two thousand people held in Nauru and Manus Island.

I call on the Australian Government to:

  • Close the Regional Processing Centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
  • Bring all asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island to Australia immediately.
  • Assess, in a fair and timely manner, those whose international protection applications have not been finalised by the authorities in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
  • Ensure that all those who were granted refugee status on Nauru and Manus have the right to settle in Australia.