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Our CEO speaks out at the Kids off Nauru rally in Sydney

Our success in obtaining Federal Court orders for medical evacuations from Nauru is proof that strategic litigation and effective advocacy can make a real difference, even in a toxic political environment. We are swamped with medical emergencies. In the last 9 months we have had 116 people including 43 kids moved from Nauru to Australia for care and treatment. That …

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The National Justice Project has been nominated for a Human Rights Award

The Human Rights Commission has announced that the National Justice Project is a finalist for their 2018 Human Rights Law awards. Judges for the 2018 Human Rights Awards have spent countless hours going through more than 370 nominations across the nine categories. Finalists for the remaining eight categories will be released over coming weeks. The Law Award finalists are; Tenancy …

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Blocked transfer of a critically ill woman from Nauru is ‘extremely concerning’

The decision of the Nauruan Government to block the transfer of a critically ill woman to Australia is “extremely concerning”, George Newhouse has told the ABC. Court orders stipulated that the refugee should be brought to Australia for urgent treatment for depression and trauma-related conditions. “You have a woman with serious mental illness, a court has ordered her to be …

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National Justice Project launches Copwatch app in Dubbo

On Friday August 31, the National Justice Project travelled to Dubbo to launch our Copwatch app with the local Aboriginal community. After a week of horrific statistics following the Guardian’s #DeathsInside project, holding police accountable and empowering Aboriginal youth in their interactions with law enforcement has never been more important. We launched CopWatch to media with Des Jones, Chair of …

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President Waqa’s comments highlight need to get #KidsOffNauru

Spotlight is on Nauru ahead of the Pacific Island Forum this week and escalating reports about the critical medical condition of children. A new report by the Refugee Council of Australia and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre details incidents of trauma and the appalling conditions that people must live through every day. They report that depression, anxiety, short-term memory loss, …

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The National Justice Project supports Chelsea Manning in face of visa refusal

The Australian Government has issued a notice of intention to refuse American whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s visa request ahead of her speaking tour in the country this weekend. The National Justice Project supports the right of Chelsea Manning to speak at events in Australia. Principal Solicitor George Newhouse told the ABC’s AM program this morning that “any conviction that Chelsea has …