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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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Nauru is now representing the interests of Georgian break-away republic South Ossetia at the United Nations as well as in other international organisations, the South Ossetian leader says. In comments reported by South Ossetia's government information service, President Anatoly Bibilov said because ...
Yesterday, Father Bower posted a new sign outside his church modifying the Anzac phrase to say 'Lest We Forget, Manus and Nauru'. A similar phrase was used last year by muslim blogger, media commentator, engineer, and former Queensland Young Australian of the year Yassmin Abdel-Magied. refugees

Generous Australians are sending around 100 musical instruments to refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to help combat the stress of life in detention. music for Refugees founder Philip Feinstein put the call out for instruments a couple of months ago and has been overwhelmed by the response. He ...
Play Video. 1:32. Ali is a 12-year-old Iranian asylum seeker detained on Nauru. His mother has been repeatedly recommended for urgent medical transfer to Australia but, 14 months on, there is no immediate plan to move her. Wed 25 Apr 2018 14.00 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ... child
A 12-year-old asylum seeker held on Nauru has publicly pleaded for his severely depressed mother to be moved to Australia, for the urgent medical treatment doctors have been recommending for more than a year. "I feel helpless because there is no one to help us. There is no one to see how we ...
She cries, covering her face with her hands, as she recalls fleeing Afghanistan with her children to follow her husband to Australia, ending up in Nauru and then Sydney - separated from a son and a daughter. "One night some men came to my home - I assumed they were Taliban - and they hit me in ... refugee

“This is a horrific case – this child has now attempted suicide three times and needs medical attention immediately, which the federal government knows cannot be provided on Nauru,” she said last week. The Department of Immigration had medical reports outlining these facts, she said, and urgent ... refugee
The lawyers, on behalf of immigration Minister Peter Dutton, then gave an undertaking to the Federal court that a mentally-ill girl and her family would be brought from Nauru to Australia for medical assistance. The Refugee Action Coalition said in their own way, each of the cases, highlights why asylum ... refugee
UNHCR in Canberra says it is yet to receive any queries from white South African farmers seeking protection in Australia; Spokesperson said those transferred to offshore processing centres in PNG and Nauru should be first priority; Government has told refugees in those centres they will never be resettled ... refugee
The lawyers, on behalf of immigration Minister Peter Dutton, then gave an undertaking to the Federal court that a mentally-ill girl and her family would be brought from Nauru to Australia for medical assistance. The Refugee Action Coalition said in their own way, each of the cases, highlights why asylum ... refugee
Peter Dutton's immigration department has vowed to fly a mentally unwell refugee girl from Nauru to Australia after lawyers took action on the suffering child's behalf. The girl, who has attempted to take her own life three times, will be flown to the mainland this afternoon with her father and brother, the ... refugee
Peter Dutton's immigration department has vowed to fly a mentally unwell refugee girl from Nauru to Australia after lawyers took action on the suffering child's behalf. The girl, who has attempted suicide three times, will be flown to the mainland on Sunday afternoon with her father and brother, the ... refugee
A young refugee girl held by Australia on Nauru, who is suffering acute mental health problems and has attempted suicide three times, will be moved to Australia for medical care as soon as Sunday, after the government agreed at the last minute to her transfer. Lawyers from Maurice Blackburn lodged an ... refugee
John Jeremiah, Josh Kepae and Job Cecil are members of the Nauru 19, a group charged over a 2015 protest involving hundreds of people outside the Nauruan parliament. The demonstrations, which caused minor damage to the parliament and spilled on to the country's airfield, were over MPs ... Australia
Nauru has abolished a decades-old link to Australia's legal system, removing the island nation's highest court of appeal, in a move critics have described as "shocking" and "concerning" for human rights. The government of Nauru - a Pacific island on which hundreds of asylum seekers are detained in ...
Nauru has severed ties with Australia's highest court, sparking concerns that hundreds of asylum seekers could be left without the right to appeal. The move to cut ties with Australia's High Court means the Pacific island now has no appeal system of its own. Nauru says it will establish its own local court of ...
Nauru Airlines has enhanced pilot training in a range of navigation and approach areas after a serious incident involving a Boeing 737-300 that flew below the minimum descent altitude on a night approach to Kosrae on 12 June 2015. Due to several delays, the aircraft (VH-NLK), operating the carrier's ...

Meanwhile the Refugee Action Coalition said the situation for the refugees remaining on Nauru was deteriorating by the day. Its spokesman Ian Rintoul said in the past week, another three people had been transferred from Nauru to Australia because of debilitating mental health issues created by their ...
An Iranian refugee who has been waiting 18 months on Nauru for critical heart surgery has been flown to Taiwan for the life-saving operation after the Australian Border Force acquiesced and allowed her teenage son to travel with her. Fatemeh, 55, has been living in Nauru's regional processing centre at ...
He said that has never been acknowledged or addressed by the Nauru Government. "So the situation today remains much as it was at that time and that is where there are serious questions about the government's commitment to the rule of law and independence of the judiciary," said Justice Eames.
This is the fifth group to have departed Nauru since the US resettlement began in September 2016. Mr Rintoul said although Australian Border Force officials have denied that any nationalities are banned from US resettlement, it was remarkable that no Iranian, Somalis, or Sudanese have been accepted ...
Four more families of refugees and a cohort of single men have left immigration camps on Nauru to start new lives in the United States. The group of 29, including eight children, who flew off the island nation on Sunday, is the fifth cohort to leave Nauru under Australia's refugee resettlement deal with the US.
A series of recent reports by The Guardian have revealed refugees, asylum seekers and staff at the Nauru processing centre have been exposed to a mould problem of “epic proportions”. The fungal growth in housing and working areas has reportedly led to some staff describing ongoing health effects ...
The Australian government bought a $50,000 industrial steam cleaner – “a giant water blaster” – to combat the mould growing throughout the Nauru immigration processing centre, but never used it because it was too dangerous, a former worker has said. The machine, paid for by Australia and shipped to ...
Australia approved her transfer but will not let her 16-year-old son accompany her. After almost five years living in a mouldy tent in one of Nauru detention camps, Fatemah was asked if she had a message for Ms Ardern. "Me and the other refugees who are here stretch their hands towards you," she said.
And while the department of home affairs has said there have been no cases of anyone developing health issues following exposure to mould at the Nauru RPC, the government's own workplace safety agency, Comcare, has confirmed to the Guardian it has “received a complaint in 2016 from a worker ...
Four years after the Australian government was repeatedly warned the mould growing throughout Nauru's regional processing centres was making people sick, refugee families, including young children, are still being forced to live under rotting canvas in Nauru. At least 330 refugees and asylum seekers, ...
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 ...
Almost all are single Afghan, Pakistani or Rohingya men, along with one Sri Lankan family and one Bangladeshi refugee, said Ian Rintoul of the the Refugee Action Coalition. The makeup further confirms fears that Iranians, who make up the largest national group on Nauru, have so far been excluded from ...
BRIEFING: By Erin Harris. The decision to terminate a long-standing arrangement that saw the Australian High Court act as a partial appellate court for Nauru, as reported last week, has heightened concerns about Nauru's appropriateness as a venue for an Australian immigration detention centre.
Three of the “Nauru 19” who had their appeal rights to the high court of Australia extinguished by the Nauru government, have had their bail continued by a Nauruan court. In a long-running case that has gone to the very operation of Nauru's justice system and democracy, the three protesters also won the ...
The Australian government bought a $50,000 industrial steam cleaner – “a giant water blaster” – to combat the mould growing throughout the Nauru immigration processing centre, but never used it because it was too dangerous, a former worker has said. The machine, paid for by Australia and shipped to ...
... … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading the Guardian than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for ...
Australia approved her transfer but will not let her 16-year-old son accompany her. After almost five years living in a mouldy tent in one of Nauru detention camps, Fatemah was asked if she had a message for Ms Ardern. "Me and the other refugees who are here stretch their hands towards you," she said.
Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition said if the US resettlement continued at this rate it will be more than a year before the refugees on Nauru are all resettled there. He said that Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has avoided discussing the issue with US President Donald ...
Transfield Services was worried about asylum seekers potentially rioting as it looked to clean mould off the inside of tents at the Nauru detention centre, leaked emails show. The immigration department and then centre operator Transfield (now Broadspectrum) were warned about mould health risks to ...
And while the department of home affairs has said there have been no cases of anyone developing health issues following exposure to mould at the Nauru RPC, the government's own workplace safety agency, Comcare, has confirmed to the Guardian it has “received a complaint in 2016 from a worker ...
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 ...
'All We Can't See': Illustrating refugees' words in Nauru files. Commissioned artists were asked to imagine and then paint scenes described in real "incident reports" involving refugees held in off-shore detention centres in Nauru. by Andrew Thomas. 14 Feb 2018 ...
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 ...


 

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