Court orders that boy, 10, at risk of suicide on Nauru be treated in Australia

Refugee girl at risk of suicide to be moved from Nauru to Australia after court action

Exclusive: earlier calls to move 14-year-old were refused but decision reversed as court action began

Amnesty image claiming to show children playing near a fence at the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru.
Amnesty image claiming to show children playing near a fence at the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru. Photograph: Reuters

A 14-year-old refugee girl who had attempted suicide on Nauru.

For the third time a Court had to force the Australian Government to allow children in detention at risk from suicide, to be transferred from their detention on Nauru to get medical treatment in Australia.

I never imagined that I would end up living in a country that wilfully and deliberately prevent children under the care of Australian Government and in permanent detention with risk of dying, get access to medical care in Australia.

Let’s not pretend that Australia is not in breach of Human Rights.

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11 Responses to “Court orders that boy, 10, at risk of suicide on Nauru be treated in Australia”

  1. lifecameos Says:

    Getting to be on a par with the USA separating parents and children.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      And to think that New Zealand offered to take 150 refugees away from Nauru and Manus. It was refused by Australia on the grounds it would offer a back-door to Australia.

      Does Australia hate refugees that much?

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      • lifecameos Says:

        Must do. And our previous Prime Minister Helen Clark when interviewed here during her UN job tenure emphasised that many of these migrants and refugees are economic refugees, not necessarily fleeing war. She said much more needs to be done to facilitate ways and means to improve poor countries’ economies.


  2. DisandDat Says:

    When will that evil bas—-d from Queensland get the message. I wish at these times that my parents never set foot on this continent. How barbaric. There is no other word for it. Then they have the hide to lecture other countries on human rights.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yes, but that refugee hater from Queensland (Mr Dutton) did not mind giving the ‘white’ farmers from South Africa a leg-up to come to Australia. They ‘are good’ was his summing up.


  3. leggypeggy Says:

    Previous comments have covered all the things I wanted to say. The Australian government’s behaviour on this is appalling.

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  4. janesmudgeegarden Says:

    Ditto Leggy Peggy. I feel the same.

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  5. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 Says:

    I agree with the above. Total similarity to the government here in the USA. Rampant racism.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. doesitevenmatter3 Says:

    I agree with everyone who has commented already.
    This is so sad and angering. 😦
    I think you can tell a lot about a country/gov’t (and it’s character and compassion, etc.) by how it treats those who can’t help themselves…like children, the elderly, the ill, etc.
    And many countries are not looking good these days. 😦

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