Nauru

Sexual abuse, rape threats alleged by Nauru asylum seekers

Tue 30 Sep 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru ----- Asylum seekers have made allegations of sexual abuse of women and children and threats of rape by guards working in the detention centre on Nauru.

New tax for independent contractors in Nauru

Mon 29 Sep 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru --- As an initiative under the National Sustainable Development Strategy, the Government of Nauru has introduced new taxation law that requires independent service contractors to pay taxes.

Girl evacuated from Nauru after self-harm attemp

Mon 29 Sep 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru --- A 15-year-old asylum seeker girl believed to have attempted self-harm has been evacuated to Australia from the Nauru detention centre, the government confirmed, as it drew strong criticism for its freshly signed Cambodian refugee deal, designed to offer sanctuary to asylum seekers currently on Nauru.

Nauru government runs out of money, may shut services

Mon 29 Sep 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru --- Nauru’s finance minister says the country is out of money and services will soon start shutting down, including those for refugees.

Explanation sought for abrupt exit of Nauru judge

Thu 04 Sep 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru ----A Nauru MP Matthew Batsiua says the government should explain the sudden departure of the country's new resident magistrate.

Nauru Airlines launches freighter service

Mon 01 Sep 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru ----The rebranding of the national airline to Nauru Airlines last month has also welcomed the launch of its freighter service at the Nauru International Airport.

Resettled refugees say they are desperate and living 'like animals in the jungle' on Nauru

Mon 25 Aug 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru --- More than 50 refugees resettled by Australia on Nauru say they have been “abandoned to live like animals in the jungle”.

Nauru staff suspended for watching peaceful asylum seeker protests

Wed 13 Aug 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru --- Five Save the Children employees working in the detention centre for families on Nauru were suspended during a crackdown on employees seen to be encouraging or engaging asylum seekers who protest peacefully.

August 2014

Fisheries expert hurries off with stern warning

Giff Johnson

Majuro — Glenn Hurry is the first of two important and long-term fisheries management officials to be leaving regional posts over the next six months. Hurry, after four years as executive director of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and a previous five years as its chairman, departs ...

Angelina Jolie accepts invitation from Nauru President Baron Waqa to inspect refugee facilities

Mon 14 Jul 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru --- Nauru's Government has confirmed Hollywood actress and UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie has accepted an invitation to visit the country.

Nauru Speaker accuses MPs of treason

Thu 26 Jun 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru ----The Speaker of the Nauru parliament has accused five MPs suspended from the house of high treason.

Nauru's Government grants refugee status to 19 more asylum seekers including five families

Tue 24 Jun 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru ---- A second group of asylum seekers has been granted refugee visas on Nauru and released into the community.

Resettled refugee drowns in Nauru, Don't pointscore over deaths, Nauru President

Mon 23 Jun 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru --- A refugee who was resettled in Nauru after being sent to the Australian immigration detention centre there has drowned along with a Nauruan citizen who attempted a rescue.

June 2014

Three Opposition MPs suspended in Nauru

Robert Matau

Police intervention was required twice in Nauru’s parliament as government and opposition MPs clashed over the suspension of three Opposition members last month.

Income tax to finally arrive on Nauru

Thu 12 Jun 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru ---- Income tax is to be imposed in Nauru from 01 October with a business tax to apply from July next year.

Suspended Nauru MPs want independent legal opinion

Tue 20 May 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru --- The Nauru MPs suspended from Parliament last week say they are yet to hear from the Speaker on their challenge to the validity of the expulsion.

Nauru Government condemns even more bad behaviour from opposition MPs

PACNEWS
Mon 19 May 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru --- Nauru’s President Baron Waqa has warned opposition MPs that the Government will not be diverted from its reform agenda by scandalous behaviour from opposition MPs who continue to put their own political campaign ahead of the national interest.

Nauru defends MP suspension

Thu 15 May 2014 -

Nauru Government has defended its decision to use its numbers in parliament to suspend three members of the Opposition, saying the three MPS are guilty of “intending to inflict maximum damage to Nauru’s reputation.”

Nauru defends MP suspension

Thu 15 May 2014 -

Nauru Government has defended its decision to use its numbers in parliament to suspend three members of the Opposition, saying the three MPS are guilty of “intending to inflict maximum damage to Nauru’s reputation.”

3 MPs suspended in Nauru

Wed 14 May 2014 -

Nauru’s parliament has suspended three Opposition parliamentarians over their interviews with the foreign media, which they described as ‘damaging to Nauru’s development’.

Nauru’s refusal of access to detention centre another attempt to hide conditions

Wed 30 Apr 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru --- Nauru’s refusal to grant Amnesty International access to its Australian-run asylum seeker detention centre appears to be the latest attempt to avoid public scrutiny of the treatment of asylum seekers there.

Nauru refugees to be given five-year work visas

Tue 29 Apr 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru----Asylum seekers detained on Nauru who are found to be refugees will be given a five-year working visa for Nauru, a leaked document obtained by Guardian Australia says. The first decisions are due to be handed down in a few weeks’ time.

Nauru says UN detention centre inspectors weren't invited, questions cancellation as 'publicity stunt'

Thu 10 Apr 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru ----- The Nauru Government has questioned whether a United Nations inspection team is using the Pacific island nation for a publicity stunt.

Nauru slams door on UN inspection

Tue 08 Apr 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru ----Human rights investigators from the United Nations have been been forced to cancel a trip to Nauru to investigate the fate of asylum seekers sent there by Australia.

Nauru plans to set up internationally managed trust fund

Fri 21 Mar 2014 -

YAREN, Nauru ----- The Nauru Government has moved to set up an internationally managed trust fund so that the country's financial future is secure for generations to come.