Australians protest against unfolding 'emergency' in offshore detention camp

Nov 06, 2017, 00:25
Australians protest against unfolding 'emergency' in offshore detention camp

Canberra has been forced on the defensive by the move from Wellington's new government, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull saying Australia would instead prioritise a similar deal with the USA to resettle refugees in America, despite slow progress.

The local boat owner was later released.

About 600 men have barricaded themselves inside the camp Manus island in Papua New Guinea, defying efforts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to shut it down.

Since the centre's closure last Tuesday, food, water, power and medical services were cut from the centre, where about 600 refugees are refusing to leave.

"Australia deny to give our fundamental rights such as water and food", said Adam.

United Nations rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a news conference in Geneva on Friday about the "unfolding humanitarian emergency" in the Manus island center, where asylum seekers have been reportedly digging wells to try to find water.

"It's quite distressing to see the Greens ramping up the tempo on Manus Island because I don't want to see any incident there".

But Manus refugee Behrouz Boochani told NZ Newswire the U.S. agreement was a lie. The units have been built by Australia in the PNG community of Lorengau.

"As the prime minister at the time I honoured the arrangement of the previous government but once the processing was completed, my government put a stop to this so-called Pacific Solution", Sir Michael said in his statement, adding any resettlement needs support services.

Recorded messages from detainees on Manus Island have been played to a rally of hundreds of supporters in Melbourne's CBD.

"We have to move them without any use of physical force and their transfers from the centre to the new locations must be done orderly and smoothly and without any force", Manus Provincial Police Commander David Yapu said.

New Zealand has made the offer before but Australia has declined on the grounds it could allow the refugees access to Australia.

'We should give consideration to what New Zealand is offering, ' he told Sky News on Sunday.

"As I have said in New Zealand, we of course do not have the circumstances that Australia is operating under, but we also can not ignore the human face of what Australia is dealing with either", she said.

New Zealand's newly elected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reiterated an offer to take 150 refugees from offshore centres in her first meeting with Malcolm Turnbull.

"I acknowledge that, while New Zealand has not had to contend with these issues on our shores, it's hard to ignore the human face of this situation and nor should it be ignored", wrote Ardern.

Sir Michael called Australia's treatment of refugees "ruthless" and "hypocritical", saying the agreement was that they be resettled elsewhere and not in PNG. "You can't keep political hostages". They want us to be resettled in Papua new Guinea where even the people of Papua New Guinea they do not want us to resettle in their country.

  • Mobile and Sprint merger could be back on the table

    Mobile and Sprint merger could be back on the table

    It is still possible that Sprint will reject the new terms or decline investing any more effort into the potential merger. The two sides could reach a deal within weeks, but the two companies could still fail to agree on deal terms.
    Two-team AFC South race after Deshaun Watson's injury? Not so fast

    Two-team AFC South race after Deshaun Watson's injury? Not so fast

    A few minutes later, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that on-site tests on Watson's knee affirm that he did tear his ACL. Watson finished the game going 12 for 23 in pass attempts for 102 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

    The Weeknd Adopts a Dog Post-Breakup from Selena Gomez

    TMZ reports that Selena's parents were anxious about their daughter re-connecting with Bieber , because of course they were. It certainly looks like the "prospect" of them getting back together is actually turning out to be a real thing.
  • Pound plunges as Bank hikes interest rates

    Pound plunges as Bank hikes interest rates

    The Bank said in a statement: "The decision to leave the European Union is having a noticeable impact on the economic outlook". Business bodies said the rise was expected, but warned that companies could be hit if further increase came too soon.

    Online gambling and betting increased over 1386% during past five years

    So in as much as stakeholders are heavily spending on ads, their audience is also responding very well to what they are offering. In addition to this, there’s a wide variety of games which the platform offers to cater for all types of gamers.
    Nascar eSports Future of Racing?

    Nascar eSports Future of Racing?

    Just like modern stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have made soccer all the more popular in the United States of America. Still unsure? The series has been shown online since 2010, and the demand to watch it shows the growth is likely to continue.
  • Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich 2017 live stream

    Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich 2017 live stream

    Bosz , who replaced the sacked Thomas Tuchel for this season, is starting to look - and sound like a man on borrowed time. We can only be happy to be three points ahead after lying five points behind them.
    Michigan State holds on for rain-soaked win over Penn State

    Michigan State holds on for rain-soaked win over Penn State

    The penalty moved the ball to the Penn State 22, and the Spartans were able to run the clock down before Coghlin's winning kick. Heavy rain and lightning in East Lansing forced the two teams into the locker room during the second quarter.
    Mane Returns As Liverpool Crush West Ham

    Mane Returns As Liverpool Crush West Ham

    Asked after Saturday's defeat if he still had West Ham's backing, Bilic told BT Sport: "It's hard for me to talk about that now". Liverpool made the most of their escape and opened the scoring with a lethal counter-attack in the 21st minute.
  • Multiple people shot inside Colorado Walmart

    Multiple people shot inside Colorado Walmart

    Aaron Stephens, 44, was in the self-checkout line at Walmart when he heard a single shot fired then more bursts of gunfire. Special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were headed to the scene to help police.

    Special Counsel Mueller has enough evidence to charge Flynn, son

    Flynn worked with his father, and briefly worked on Trump's presidential transition. The FBI pushed back against the request because there was no new information.

    New Book Claims Bushes Had Harsh Words For Trump

    Bush's fear, Updegrove told CNN, "There's no question that I think there's a battle for the soul of the Republican Party". But he insisted Cheney served him well and said the vice president's sometimes dark reputation was inevitable.