Australian Human Rights.

Nauru refugee camp

Nauru refugee camp

Australian bid for UN Human Rights Council under scrutiny over asylum seeker policyLawyers are urging the UN Human Rights Council to consider Australia’s current performance on human rights issues as the nation bids for a council seat in 2018. The Human Rights Law Centre delivered a statement to the Council in Geneva overnight raising concerns about the Federal Government’s policies on asylum seekers and its attitude to the UN, claiming the Government’s stance on human rights at home is incompatible with its pronouncements on the world stage.

Moss review heard evidence of sexual abuse

The Moss review heard evidence of rape, sexual assault of minors and guards trading marijuana for sexual favours.

Former integrity commissioner Phillip Moss detailed allegations that at least three women had been raped inside the centre and he raised concerns that assault was likely to be under-reported because detainees were worried about their refugee status.

Mr Moss detailed one allegation that a female asylum seeker was asked to expose herself in return for longer showers.

 Morrison and Abbott. Alleged  perpetrators of  crimes against humanity.

FRTL Morrison and Abbott. Alleged perpetrators of crimes against humanity.

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23 Responses to “Australian Human Rights.”

  1. petspeopleandlife Says:

    I hope your jackass government is denied a seat. It is far from deserved! No regard to human rights.

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  2. bkpyett Says:

    It is interesting that Malcolm Fraser should die at this time, bringing his concerns to the fore. He ended up a good man and will be missed in this fight for human rights to be upheld.

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  3. rod Says:

    I am amazed that Australia is making this bid at all. I wouldn’t have thought they had a chance.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Oh, the Government doesn’t mind using the UN grandstanding when it comes to issues such as the Malaysian airline disaster in the Ukraine. It is when the attention is to the refugee killing fields under the auspices of Australia that they get all a bit gung ho and blow out in indignation.

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  4. berlioz1935 Says:

    I’m utterly ashamed of our government. The Abbott government is the worst government in Australia’s history. Some were equally incompetent, but none was, on purpose, inhuman to such an extent.

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  5. gerard oosterman Says:

    The killing fields of Nauru are testimony of this Government’s intention of killing refugees by stealth through despair and utter hopelessness.
    The message was always, you chose to either get killed in your own country, drown by coming here. Or..even if you survive on your perilous boat journey, you will never be allowed to seek refuge in Australia. You will rot on Nauru or Manus to the end of your lives, your children will never get anywhere, no education, no chance of ever getting dignity or recognition. You can sew your lips together, hang yourself, jump from roofs…but we will never accept you in Australia.
    We will kill you by stealth!


  6. elizabeth2560 Says:

    When I saw the link to the article about un-human rights I thought it was some sort of joke until I realized that the ‘un’ was actually ‘UN’ ie United Nations and then I did really think to myself ‘what a joke!’

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  7. Patti Kuche Says:

    They will do a deal somewhere along the line and get the seat . . . .


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, but even if Australia’s suitability to stay on as a UN member gets questioned over the treatment of asylum seekers it will put Australia under the loupe. The more ‘crimes against humanity’ gets attention the more likely it will force Australian government to change course. As for getting a seat on the UN table, the UN on many occasions have been critical of Australia’s treatment of refugees.We will just have to wait and see what the UN words are worth.

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  8. Curt Mekemson Says:

    Can the bid be used as way to force a change in Australia’s policy?


  9. stuartbramhall Says:

    New Zealand was awarded a Security Council seat starting in Jan 2015. Despite ongoing racism and economic and social exclusion for our Maori citizens, we have a pretty good record when it comes to immigrants.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Well, when it comes to our treatment of the Australian indigenous we should not be even allowed anywhere near the UN. But nothing is perfect in the UN. I mean the massacres of Palestinians in Gaza by the Israelis seems to have been forgotten by the UN.


  10. Master of Something Yet Says:

    If it wasn’t so tragic, it would be laughable. What a pack of deluded narcissists.


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