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 Republic of Nauru

There are no personal taxes in Nauru. The unemployment rate is estimated to be 90 per cent, and of those who have jobs, the government employs 95 per cent. The Asian Development Bank notes that although the administration has a strong public mandate to implement economic reforms, in the absence of an alternative to phosphate mining, the medium-term outlook is for continued dependence on external assistance. Tourism is not a major contributor to the economy.

Nauru, Micronesia
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Britain didn't like the idea. Neither did Japan. France had doubts. Civil society groups were far from convinced. So why has tiny Nauru - best known in recent years for hosting a contentious Australian immigration detention centre in return for aid dollars - been given $26.9 million in international climate ...
There are fears for the wellbeing of an asylum seeker on Nauru, who a doctor has judged to be at high and imminent risk of death without further medical treatment. The 55 year old woman has been offered medical treatment outside Nauru on the condition she leaves her teenage son behind, but she's ...

Doctors have diagnosed a refugee held on Nauru as being at "high and imminent risk of … heart attack or sudden death", but the Australian Border Force has refused to move her to a hospital that can treat her, because she won't leave her young son alone on the island. On five separate occasions since ...
Peter Law was speaking as the government prepares to set up the Nauru Court of Appeal and end use of the Australian High Court as the final court of appeal. President Baron Waqa told parliament that, as the country marks its 50th anniversary of independence, the new court would serve as "affirmation of ...
The Commonwealth has been ordered to bring a young girl from the Nauru detention centre to Australia for urgent psychiatric treatment, with warnings she could take her own life without intervention. The Federal Court has found the refugee, whose exact age has been withheld, arrived on Christmas Island ...
Ravi, a poet and former Nauru detainee standing next to his poem for All We Can't See, an exhibition illustrating the Nauru files. Photograph: All We Can't See. The incident report that Melbourne artist Angela Brennan read had all the names redacted. It said that at 1.35pm one day on Nauru in March 2015 ...

It's exactly 50 years since Nauru gained independence. Settled by Micronesians and Polynesians at least 3,000 years ago, the remote Pacific island nation was annexed by Germany in 1888, ruled by the UK, Australia and New Zealand under a League of Nations mandate after the First World War, captured ...
THE brightly dressed crowd assembled for what should have been a great moment in the history of Nauru. Pigs grunted near the dais and barbecues sizzled as the Nauruans listened while officials from Australia, Britain and New Zealand handed over power of their tiny island nation, 50 years ago today.
About 2,000 asylum seekers and refugees remain on Manus Island and Nauru, sent there by Australia since 2013. Many have dire mental health problems, exacerbated by prolonged uncertainty and long periods in detention. Refugees and asylum seekers held offshore regularly endure violence, threats, ...
A refugee suffering an acute mental health crisis and a broken ankle that requires surgery has been waiting more than a year to be transferred from Australia's offshore immigration centre on Nauru for medical treatment. But doctors fear Zamal - a pseudonym - has now become "too sick to transfer" because ...
Israel bought a sewage treatment system for the small island of Nauru in the Pacific just two weeks before it voted against a UN General Assembly resolution on Jerusalem. Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported yesterday that the Tenders Committee at the Israeli Foreign Ministry approved the ...
New Zealand foreign affairs officials have not talked to Nauru about New Zealand's suspension of aid to the island's justice sector more than two years ago. New Zealand withdrew the justice aid of $US878,000 in 2015 amid concerns about the independence of the judiciary. Nauru was unmoved by New ...
The Nauru government has issued a plea to Nauruans to make road safety a priority as the country enters the festive season, and is backing up the call with ... The Government and Nauru police Force (NPF) will launch the new road safety campaign - "It's time to get serious about road safety", this afternoon ...
Nearly 200 refugees from Australia's offshore detention islands of Nauru and Manus will be resettled in the United States in the new year. But the newly-reinstated travel ban imposed by US President Donald Trump is excluding certain nationalities, including Iranians and Somalis, from resettlement.
This was revealed by the new New Zealand high commissioner Nicola Simmonds when she met with the acting Nauru president David Adeang last week. New Zealand gives Nauru about $US1.6 million in aid each year, focussing on building greater self-reliance through improving educational ...
When we visited Nauru as paediatric specialists three years ago, we were asked to see 30 of the 100 children being detained on the island. Among them was a six-year-old girl who had tried to kill herself and a two-year-old boy with such severe behaviour problems a doctor had prescribed anti-psychotic ...
The Nauru government is calling for assistance from the international community for its land rehabilitation plan. A video released by the government this week explains how phosphate mining on the island's central plateau has scarred the landscape leaving hard rock pinnacles that can't be built on or ...

An agreement has been reached between Nauru and Georgia's break-away region of South Ossetia to abolish visas for stays of up to 90 days. The Russian news agency RIA said the deal was signed during the recent visit of South Ossetia's foreign minister to Nauru which marked its 50th anniversary of ...
In a judgment published on Friday, Federal Court judge Bernard Murphy granted an urgent injunction applied for by her family's lawyers to bring the girl to Australia as there were no specialist child psychiatrists based on Nauru. There was an extreme risk the girl will commit suicide or otherwise self-harm, ...
The second group of refugees to leave Nauru for resettlement in the United States departed yesterday afternoon. Sunday. Detained by Australia, the group of 22 comprised a Rohingyan man, his wife and 20 single Rohingyan, Afghan and Pakistani men. The refugee advocate Ian Rintoul said one of the ...
A group of refugees held by Australia on Nauru leave for resettlement in the United States. Photograph: Refugee Action Coalition. The fourth group of refugees to be accepted for resettlement in the United States from Australia's offshore immigration regime are poised to leave Nauru for the US, via Fiji.
The refugee girl had been held on Nauru since arriving with her family in Australia by boat in 2013. A refugee girl held on Nauru was at "extreme risk" of making further suicide attempts if left on the island, a judge has said, ordering the Australian government to move her off the island and into specialist ...
Concern has again been raised about the medical care of a Rohingya refugee man on Nauru, who received head injuries in a motorbike accident in November. Abu Bakar recovered sufficiently to be discharged from hospital a month ago. But four weeks on, the 28-year-old's friends say he has trouble ...
He was detained for two-and-a-half years in an Australian-run detention centre on the island nation of Nauru and hoped that moving to Cambodia would enable him to be reunited with his family. That has not happened. Since he arrived in Cambodia in November 2016, he has settled down in the capital, ...
asylum seeker Abbas Alaboudi left violence in Iraq to find freedom in Australia, but now he says his only voice is his art. "I left for Australia because I heard about it being a safe place, a good democracy and having human rights but unfortunately when I arrived [on Nauru] I didn't see that," he said.
Siding with Israel and the United States were four Pacific Island countries: the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru and Palau. The only other support came from Honduras, Guatemala and Togo. To encourage developing countries to vote for Israel at the UN, Mr Netanyahu reportedly ...
Around the world: Nauru, RI to work on maritime cooperation Warm welcome: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Nauruan President Baron Divavesi Waqa inspect the honor guard at Bogor Palace in West Java on Friday. The two leaders discussed climate change and maritime cooperation during their ...
An International human rights Day protest was held in Crown Street Mall at lunch time on Saturday in support of refugees on Manus and Nauru. The Refugee Action Collective Illawarra (RAC Illawarra) is remaining active with regular events to raise awareness because it believes the crisis on Manus Island ...
Nauru president, Jokowi talk about maritime affairs President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Nauru President Baron Divavesi Waqa wave after their meeting at Bogor Palace in West Java on Friday. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari) ...
The Australian government has defended a policy encouraging refugees held on Nauru to sever ties with their families - including relinquishing all rights to ever see their children - in order to be considered for resettlement in the US. The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, said on Wednesday that ...
Australian Border Force officials are telling refugees on Nauru they must separate from their wives and children - and face never seeing them again - in order to apply for resettlement in the US. Recordings of phone conversations and an email chain confirm the ABF is encouraging permanent family ...
Move over China, it's Nauru's time to shine. The tiny Micronesian island of Nauru has managed an incredible 16% average annual GDP growth over the past decade - outstripping all other contenders by a hefty margin. For decades, the nation's economy was based around phosphate deposits located on ...
The FINANCIAL -- The government of Australia is providing a AU$3.3million grant ($2.61 million) as additional financing to help fund the preparation of the proposed Nauru Sustainable and Climate Resilient Connectivity Project, which is currently supported by a $900,000 technical assistance from the ...
Nauru is encouraging people to shed pounds in a weight loss competition coinciding with celebrations marking fifty years since independence. Measuring tape and leaflet on obesity. Photo: 123RF. The 'Be Fit, Be Healthy' competition is aimed at tackling alarming statistics around obesity, including a 40 ...
Ahmad Saeed Elham Al Daheri, assistant undersecretary for Consular Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said the visa waiver comes after the UAE and Nauru signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on exempting Emirati holders of diplomatic, special, ordinary ...
At least 70 - and possibly up to 90 - refugees held by Australia on Nauru have been accepted for resettlement in the United States, sources on the island say. Staff from the US State Department-funded Resettlement Support Centre, currently on Nauru, have told about 70 refugees - mainly single men from ...
The deal was struck in November 2016, but so far only 54 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru have moved to the US. Mr Rintoul said the US officials would also finish conducting first interviews with about 200 refugees of the 800 that applied. "Around 70 or 75, who have also had their second interviews, ...
Dozens of refugees on Australia's offshore processing centre on Nauru are learning if they will be moving to the United States to start a new life, The New Daily can reveal. US authorities were expected to hand out more than 70 final decisions on the resettlement deal from Monday. The exact number of men ...
An advocate says refugees detained by Australia on Nauru are protesting against what they perceive are the vested interests of the Pacific island nation in prolonging their detention. Ian Rintoul says Australian detention funding is the main source of income for Nauru where he estimates about 800 refugees ...
A decision on whether to medically evacuate a critically injured refugee on Nauru is being weighed up by Australia's Department of Immigration. There are fears for the life of 28-year-old Abu Bakar, who was involved in a motorbike accident at the weekend. Warning: Contains a graphic image. The stateless ...
Nauru's Minister for Multicultural Affairs, David Adeang, has revealed that those refugees who have arrived in Nauru from Manus Island are settling in well. The comments come just over a week after the first refugees from Manus arrived on Nauru, where they were welcomed by the Acting Secretary for ...
The minister said allegations of human rights abuses within Australian offshore detention on Nauru are falsities represented as facts. Nauru has imposed a prohibitive $US6,000 visa application fee for journalists, but Mr Adeang says there is a lack of interest in presenting the truth about Nauru and what it is ...
... Australians were once locked up in immigration centres that bore a striking resemblance to the Manus Island and Nauru detention centres, ...
Some expatriate staff from the company which runs Australia's offshore refugee detention centre on Nauru have been sent packing from the ...
A refugee injured in a motorcycle crash on Nauru has been vomiting blood, his friend says. The Refugee Action Coalition said the man was ...
A refugee living in Australia's offshore detention centre on Nauru has been seriously injured in a motorbike crash, on the same road where another refugee was killed earlier this month. The 28-year-old Rohingya refugee was hospitalised after colliding with another motorcycle on Saturday afternoon.
Staff at the Nauru detention centre have been flown off the island in a confusing and sudden apparent end to their employment, detention ...
Jacinda Ardern's spokesperson said it was up to Australia to take up New Zealand's offer to resettle refugees from Manus and Nauru.
For the last five years, Australia has maintained a policy of detaining refugees intercepted at sea there and at a similar camp on Nauru, rather ...
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