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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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President Baron Divavesi Waqa of the Republic of Nauru addresses the general debate of the General Assembly's seventy-second session.
A group of refugees detained in Manus Island and Nauru will soon be told they have been accepted for resettlement in the US, the Australian ...

Up to 30 asylum seekers are expected to be charged with arson and attempted murder resulting from the Nauru riot. Photo: Kate Geraghty.
A female magistrate dumped by Nauru earlier this year has been made Solomon Islands first woman chief magistrate. Emma Garo, who is a ...
Nauru has restated that it may waive its $US6000 visa application fee for journalists when it hosts next year's Pacific islands Forum summit.
Nauru President Baron Waqa has indicated an $8,000 visa fee for journalists will be waived when his country hosts the Pacific islands Forum ...

Nauru's president Baron Waqa says he's confident refugees housed on the island by Australia will eventually find a nation to take them.
The child rights agency that formerly supported children and families on Nauru, Save The Children, has expressed its alarm at the prospect of ...
A motion calling for the Turnbull government to remove asylum seekers from detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru has sailed through ...
The ACT Greens are putting pressure on the Federal government to resettle Manus Island and Nauru asylum seekers in Australia, calling the ...
Three women held in Australian-run detention on Nauru wish to terminate pregnancies, a procedure that is illegal on the devoutly Christian ...
Today, the detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru remain open ... the Australian government in Manus and Nauru to Australians and the ...
Asked after the speech what he meant by parliamentary action to resolve the situation on Nauru and Manus, Broadbent told Guardian Australia: ...
The Victorian Liberal MP Russell Broadbent tells parliament he was inspired to speak out against the government's offshore detention policy by ...
United States officials are returning to Australia's refugee detention centre on Nauru to continue vetting detainees for possible resettlement in ...
The refugee Action Coalition released video they said was of the violent apprehension of peaceful protesters yesterday. A spokesperson for ...
He allegedly attacked Kamal Parvez, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi refugee, who was later taken to the Republic of Nauru hospital to receive ...

Nineteen people, including a former Nauru president, are set to face trial for various alleged offences, including serious assault, rioting and ...
Nearly 50 refugees and asylum seekers held on Nauru - including at least three women seeking to terminate a pregnancy - are being refused, ...
Manus Island protests A year after the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ordered that the Manus Island detention centre be closed, people are still living in the ...
For love not a visa: Elderly refugee advocate marries asylum seeker.
The Daily Telegraph revealed late last year activists had married illegal arrivals in Manus Regional Processing Centre in an attempt to evade the federal government's vow that no one in Manus or Nauru will ever resettle in Australia. "I want to look ...
There was a series of reports of an outbreak of Dengue fever on Nauru across late February and early March this year. A report in The Guardian stated that 70 people had been afflicted, including 10 refugees.
We were in Offshore Processing Centre compound number 3 - the family compound in the Nauru detention facility - for a year and three weeks.
On Nauru, life lay in the small things. In the face of their remote island detention, Omid and Pari had each other, and, each evening, they had the sunset.
The United States has begun collecting biometric details from asylum seekers being held on a Pacific Island. Department of Homeland Security officers are taking biometric details from refugees on Nauru, including fingerprints, heights and weights ...
There are just over 900 refugeeson Nauru, in the facility and in the community, and about 600 on Manus Island. The US has indicated it is prepared to accept about 1250 refugees, providing they pass vetting procedures.
Round 2 kicked off on Friday evening with the two teams hungry for success after losing their matches in Round 1. Cats led by veteran skipper Trent Depaune against the rebuilding Kangaroos.
"Due to privacy obligations we are unable to provide further information," a DFAT spokeswoman said on Monday night. A source at the Australian consulate in Nauru said consular staff had visited two people at the Nauruan police station on Monday afternoon.
Two Australians in Nauru believed to be working with detention centre contractor Wilson Security have been detained by local police and will be deported back to Australia.
The pair were working at the immigration detention centre on the island nation but the reason for their detention is unknown, Fairfax Media reported on Tuesday.
Guardian Australia understands that a male and female security officer had their visas revoked by Nauru and were detained in cells on Sunday.
Department of Homeland Security officers are taking biometric details from refugees on Nauru, including fingerprints, heights and weights, according to a document circulated among asylum-seekers and provided to AP by Mehdi, a refugee on the island ...
Honolulu's Nauru Tower luxury condominium has completed an energy savings performance contract valued at $4.6 million, which aims to reduce its common area energy use by up to 40 percent, the tower's managing agent confirmed to Pacific Business ...
The US could take more than the mooted 1,250 refugees from Australia's offshore immigration detention islands of Manus and Nauru, Australia's ambassador for people smuggling and human trafficking has told a Senate inquiry. But Andrew Goledzinowski ...
refugees and asylum seekers in need of medical scans have been left waiting months for tests requested by doctors on Nauru and Manus Island, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.
refugee advocates have broken down telling senators about the experiences of people held on Manus Island and Nauru, citing suicide attempts, children banging their heads against walls and detainees being called by number.
refugees and asylum seekers in need of medical scans have been left waiting months for tests requested by doctors on Nauru and Manus Island, ...
In his speech to a joint session of Congress last month, US President Donald Trump praised the "merit-based immigration system" utilised by "nations around the ...
THE patrolling of the Exclusive Economic Zones of the Pacific, an area rich with tuna stock and bech-de-mer and target of illegal fishing, will get some French ...
The 2017 Senior competition kicked off with 3 games. The Hon. Minister for sports attended the opening and tossed the coin to launch the first game.
Since 2001, the "Pacific Solution," as it's known, has been used on and off by Australian governments to intercept asylum-seekers at sea and transport them to the detention centers on Nauru and Manus Island. Hamilton says it's not a right or left issue.
refugee advocates hold placards and banners during a protest in Sydney on October 5, 2016. Many Australians want the government's offshore immigration ...
Peter Dutton insists Australia's deal with the US to accept refugees from Nauru and Manus Island is full steam ahead. The immigration minister said the swap arrangement - which will see Australia accept refugees from Central America - was all going ...
The following story originally appeared on Frederick's blog and the original article can be found here. The smallest island nation in the world, Nauru has a notable and sizable presence in the international Aussie rules community. With 680 registered ...
They were transferred from Nauru to Australia for medical treatment in 2014. In Melbourne, the mother was treated for osteoporosis and the daughter for removal of a breast lump.
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Nauru President Baron Divavesi Waqa and his wife Louisa Waqa arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, the second visit since May last year when he attended Tsai's inauguration ceremony.
Speaking to CAPA, Bowden said Nauru airlines was currently studying older model B737NextGen aircraft to replace its older B737 Classic fleet which, at present, constitutes four B737-300s and one B737-300(F).
Silhouettes of children on the lawn of Parliament House to represent those held on Nauru. The abuse royal commission is holding limited hearings into immigration department handling of reports of abuse in detention.
Update: 7:29PM HIGH Court Judge, Justice Salesi Temo overturned the unanimous not guilty opinions of three assessors and found Nauruan national, Julien Henrich guilty of causing the death of Tongan student, Sione Tufui in the early hours of June 21, ...


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