Australia’s Tent Diplomacy

Nauru not happy. See attached photo of the hundreds of dongas ( demountable huts used in detention centres) sitting in a paddock near Darwin while these men swelter under canvass.
Deliberate policy to make peoples lives hellish. (photo taken at night under detention lights but you can see the huts stacked in rows.

The tiny Pacific nation of Nauru has — for the first time — voiced its frustrations over the Australian government’s decision to re-open the controversial asylum seeker processing camp on the island.

More than 300 people are being held under canvas, with plans to send at least a thousand more to the camp.

In an interview with The Global Mail Nauru’s foreign minister, Dr Kieren Keke, said Nauru had hoped that by now the asylum seekers would have been housed in permanent buildings on Nauru rather than still in tents (See dongas at Wickham point.

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One response to “Australia’s Tent Diplomacy

  1. Nauru hunger strike - day 12

    Voices from Nauru

    Please pass on

    Pamela Curr
    Campaign Coordinator
    Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
    12 Batman st West Melbourne 3003
    ph 03 9326 6066 / 0417517075

    “AUSTRALIA. Built by boatpeople.”


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