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NJP Launches Annual Appeal

The National Justice Project has launched its annual Christmas Appeal – #Appeal4Justice. Please give generously.  https://www.chuffed.org/project/appeal4justice Your generosity this Christmas can stop this endless cycle of despair. The government is ignoring repeated requests for men, women and children to access proper medical treatment in offshore detention.  It’s only thanks to our supporters and donors, that the National Justice Project has …

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NJP Launches Class Actions for Detainees on Manus Is & Nauru

Sydney, NSW 10-Dec-29, Human Rights Lawyers from the National Justice Project have launched two parallel class actions [aka representative actions] in the High Court, one for people seeking asylum who were transferred by the Australian government to Manus Island and the other for people seeking asylum who were transferred by the Australian government to Nauru. The legal team is being led …

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These Two Podcasts about the work of the NJP are worth listening to

If you want to understand the tragedy unfolding on Nauru & the behind the scenes work of the lawyers and social workers getting sick kids off Nauru you might like to listen to these two podcasts. Breaking point: Australia under pressure to evacuate sick children from Nauru – Part 1 https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/australia-under-pressure-to-fix-nauru-v2/10429782  Breaking point: Australia under pressure to evacuate sick children …

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George Newhouse discusses Kids off Nauru on ABC News 24

Lawyers for most of the children who have been evacuated from Nauru over the past 18 months have welcomed the statement by the government that they plan to relocate all remaining refugee children on Nauru to Australia by the end of the year. But even that may be too long for some of the children that we are working for. …

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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 …