Manus Island and Nauru Senate Inquiry | Australian Greens

Manus Island and Nauru Senate Inquiry

Friday, April 21, 2017

Evidence presented to the Senate inquiry into the conditions on Manus Island and Nauru should prompt the immediate closure of both offshore detention centres, Greens Immigration spokesperson Nick McKim says.

"Australia’s centres on Manus Island and Nauru are inhumane, non-compliant with international obligations, and should immediately be closed and all detainees brought to Australia," Senator McKim said.

"The inquiry heard shocking evidence of appalling and unacceptable conditions in Australia’s offshore detention centres, and a systemic failure of the Australian government to adequately respond."

"The establishment and management of Australia’s offshore detention centres are a shameful chapter in Australia’s national story."

"In order that adequate reparations are made, including a national apology, a Royal Commission should be held into the establishment, management and impact of the detention centres."

"Short of a Royal Commission, the Greens believe that the Senate inquiry should continue, to provide oversight and hold the government to account for its cruel and  inhumane policies."

The full report can be found here:

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs/NauruandManusRPCs

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