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Vanuatu Red Cross to check cyclone damage

Article – RNZ

The Red Cross on Vanuatu’s Santo hopes to get assessment teams out today to the areas worst affected by Tropical Cyclone Oma. Read more »

The Morrison Government’s Refugee Problem

Article – Binoy Kampmark

The passage of amendments to the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) by the Australian House of Representatives and the Senate this week was less a case of celebration than necessitous deliverance. The mental wellbeing of asylum-seekers on Manus Island and Nauru, or … Read more »

Cyclone Oma : Red alert re-issue for central Vanuatu

Article – RNZ

The red alert cyclone warning has been re-issued to central parts of Vanuatu as Tropical Cyclone Oma spirals northwest of Santo. Read more »

Cyclone Oma veers west, still a category two

Article – RNZ

A cyclone hovering near the top of Vanuatu has veered west overnight, and is heading out to sea. Cyclone Oma remains a category two storm with sustained winds of 95 kilometres an hour near its centre. Read more »

Refugee ‘medivac bill’ passes Australia’s lower house

Article – RNZ

Amendments to the Migration Act have passed Australia’s House of Representatives which could make it easier for sick refugees detained on Manus Island and Nauru to be transferred to Australia for medical treatment. Read more »

Indonesian police used snake to interrogate Papuan

Article – RNZ

The Associated Press reported that the admission came after a video of the interrogation went viral online. Read more »

Football, Refugee Rights and Hakeem al-Araibi

Article – Binoy Kampmark

Al-Araibis case has become a crucial test of world footballs commitment to human rights. So observed the director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Monash University, Sarah Joseph, in a piece last month. Is this commitment … Read more »

Curse Less and Dam More

Article – Viv Forbes

Water conservation peaked in Australia in 1972 our last big dam was Wivenhoe in Queensland built 35 years ago. Read more »

Rugby: NZ complete Sydney Sevens double

Article – RNZ

New Zealand have done the double at the Sydney leg of the World Series, with the women’s and men’s team prevailing in their respective finals. Read more »

Dismay in Tahiti over changed nuclear compensation law

Article – RNZ

French Polynesia’s nuclear test veterans organisations are dismayed to find out that a planned change to the compensation law for test victims was quietly altered last year. Read more »

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