Human rights are not negotiable, we're all born with them. Permanent protection. End indefinite detention. #bringthemhere #GameOver #Manus #Nauru & Australia.
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Jan 21, 2021 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
Peter Dutton is not telling the truth about why #Manus & #Nauru refugees were released from The Park Hotel #ParkonSwanston. Costs have never been a consideration when Home Affairs has chosen detention onshore or offshore for refugees. Here are some 2020 figures: /1
•This year’s budget reveals that costs will increase by more than $300m in 2020-21 despite significantly declining numbers of refugees & asylum seekers. Australia will spend roughly $4 million for each of fewer than 300 people remaining detained in PNG (ex #Manus) & #Nauru. /2
Jan 4, 2020 • 9 tweets • 9 min read
Did Scott Morrison & @LiberalAus illegally use images of uniformed Australian Defence Forces in a party political ad?
I have only been able to find ADF rules about ADF members, but indications are that I am on the right track.
See 5.5-5.11 defence.gov.au/PayAndConditio… #bushfires
See thread. #Typhoid vaccination #Manus 1. Australia's recommendations re #Typhoid: PNG is known as a region with a high incidence of typhoid.
Aus govt recommends typhoid revaccination
3 years after a 3-dose course, or 5 years after a 4-dose course. immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/vaccine-preven…2. Why are refugees & asylum seekers who #Australia forcibly sent to #Manus becoming infected with #Typhoid?
Australia knows that in PNG 'Typhoid fever has moderate to high incidence, and high mortality'.
Are refugees & asylum seekers revaccinated as recommended by Australia?
Mar 20, 2019 • 11 tweets • 5 min read
Using G4S to force #Manus refugees to move is dangerous & provocative.
G4S had not been involved in Manus camps since they attacked refugees in 2014. Then G4S was contracted to run the detention camp on Manus.
In February 2014, G4S employees & others attacked refugees. 1/
Feb 2014 continued: At that time, PNG mobile police squad pushed over the perimeter fence, entered Mike compound & fired shots within the accommodation blocks. G4S personnel followed the police into the Mike compound & started bashing
Nov 11, 2018 • 16 tweets • 15 min read
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.
Oct 22, 2018 • 8 tweets • 9 min read
I wonder why The Republic of #Nauru has blocked me.
I don't think I have ever even looked at their page that is run by an Australian media firm, Mercer PR, in Brisbane with close links to the Liberal Party.
Blocked by the Republic of #Nauru fake page run by the Liberal Party's Australian media firm, Mercer PR, in Brisbane.
That's ok. I am not blocked by the other Republic of Nauru page that gives more honest news & opinions.
Republic of Nauru @RepublicNauru twitter.com/RepublicNauru
Jul 28, 2018 • 6 tweets • 6 min read
@SarahRubyWrites@jokowi In theory, Indonesia is responsible.
(#IDG=Indo immigration dept)
However, Indonesia is the 3rd country, with #Manus & #Nauru, that Australia pays to use refugees as 'rocks to block the sea'.
Aus pays #IOM to run refugee community housing & 13 detention centres in #Indonesia. @SarahRubyWrites@jokowi#UNHCR Indonesia received less & less funding, none this year, to process refugees in Indonesia for resettlement.
Australia took this 'humanitarian aid' & gave it to #IOM to detain refugees to force voluntary returns.
Now IOM had funding cut, new refugees sleeping in streets.