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This week was a #darkweek for unis in #PNG. Tuesday 1,000 days since the infamous incident on 8 June 2016 when police fired hundreds of life rounds at peacefully protesting students demanding PM not put himself above the law. No promised inquiry, nobody charged #whogavetheorder
@ScholarsAtRisk is keeping the issue of shooting at #UPNG students on 8 June 2016 alive, because it is a rare occurrence in a supposed democracy. Listen to my interview last year for ABC abc.net.au/radio-australi… #whogavetheorder #darkweek
#UPNG and #UNITECH Student Representative Councils still suspended indefinitely. The students voice has been silenced, and the government can sleep easy knowing no civil society group will threaten its hold on power. Here is the video they made:
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1/12 #APEC media: Australia paid many $Billions to private companies #IHMS & #PIH to provide limited medical services to #Manus refugees for 5+ years. Nothing to upgrade Manus Island Lorengau Hospital that’s a run-down, little provincial hospital servicing an entire community.
2/12 When #Manus refugees need X-rays, scans, dental treatment, surgery, emergency services, in-patient or out-of-hours services, they are sent to #Lorengau Hospital. This strains the already overburdened island health service. #APEC has triggered a Manus health services crisis.
3/12 While 5 critically ill refugees remain, PIH hospital Port Moresby discharged all PNG patients & cancelled dozens of sick refugees’ treatment. PIH/Australia refugee contract conflicts with preferred #APEC provider role. Dozens of sick refugees were forced to return to #Manus.
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1/4 14 men were forced from Port Moresby back to #Manus today by police & immigration. We believe 50 sick men total will go back because PIH Hospital has a contract to be health provider to APEC. PIH is sending us back because of contract to treat APEC delegates & workers.
2/4 #JDA said sick men may return to Pom from #Manus & be treated by #PIH in a month. We have also been told that there will be no medical treatment in Port Moresby for us until next year.
3/4 We are suffering mentally very much. It is 1 year since the #Manus Lombrum Blockade. We suffered trauma because of the cruelty & attacks upon us. Many men feel no hope. 3 men tried to kill themselves in last 24 hours. We saved them.
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