Refugees could be resettled in North America
- Radio New Zealand
An Iranian refugee says his family has no future on Nauru
and he'd happily go to North America under an Australian plan. no caption. Photo: 123RF. "Some people, their families are in Australia. Of course they want to go to Australia." Hear the full ...
Dateline Pacific evening edition for 3 November 2016
- Radio New Zealand
A new reports says refugees on Nauru
and Manus could be resettled in North America; Links between climate change and resource exploitation in West Papua are probed at Australian conference; Pasifika urged to see business ownership as an option; A Fiji ...
Australia: JRS condemns lifetime ban for refugees arriving by boat
- Independent Catholic News
Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) has condemned Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's announcement that people arriving by boat to seek asylum in Australia, and currently held in Nauru
and Papua New Guinea, would be banned for life from entering ...
Asylum seekers: Kevin Rudd's hypocrisy is an affront to believers
- The Age
Using asylum seekers on Nauru
and Manus as a deterrent to people smuggling is no different from putting heads on spikes. The barbarian is no longer just at the gate; he has entered, bringing with him all his horrors. Sadly, many Australians can no ...
Refugee ban puts pressure on ALP
- The Australian
The Turnbull government is forcing a showdown in parliament next week on its plans to permanently bar from Australia refugees who arrived by boat and were processed on Nauru
or Manus Island. Peter Dutton has called on Bill Shorten for Labor to support ...
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Nauru was first inhabited by Micronesians and Polynesians at least 3,000 years ago. There were traditionally 12 clans or tribes on Nauru, which are ...
Welcome to Nauru. The people of the tiny, potato-shaped Republic of Nauru were once among the world's richest. Formerly known as Pleasant Island (and now abbreviated ...
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The Nauru Regional Processing Centre is one of many offshore Australian immigration detention facilities, located on the South Pacific island nation of Nauru.
Nauru is a small island in the South Pacific Ocean, south of the Marshall Islands and is the world's smallest independent republic.
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Nauru (Nauruan: Naoero, /nɑːˈuːruː/ nah-OO-roo or /ˈnaʊruː/ NOWR-oo), officially the Republic of Nauru (Nauruan: Repubrikin Naoero) and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia in the Central Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 kilometres (186 mi) to the east. It further lies northwest of Tuvalu, north of the Solomon Islands, east-northeast of Papua New Guinea, southeast of the Federated States of Micronesia and south of the Marshall Islands. With 10,084 residents in a 21-square-kilometre (8.1 sq mi) area, Nauru is the smallest state in the South Pacific and third smallest state by area in the world, behind only Vatican City and Monaco.Settled by native peoples from Micronesia and Polynesia, Nauru was annexed and claimed as a colony by the German Empire in the late 19th century. After World War I, Nauru became a League of Nations mandate administered by Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. During World War II, Nauru was occupied by Japanese troops, who were bypassed by the Allied advance across the Pacific. After the war ended, the country entered into UN trusteeship. Nauru gained its independence in 1968.Nauru is a phosphate rock island with rich deposits near the surface, which allowed easy strip mining operations. It has some remaining phosphate resources which, as of 2011, are not economically viable for extraction. Nauru boasted the highest per-capita income enjoyed by any sovereign state in the world during the late 1960s and early 1970s. When the phosphate reserves were exhausted, and the island's environment had been seriously harmed by mining, the trust that had been established to manage the island's wealth diminished in value. To earn income, Nauru briefly became a tax haven and illegal money laundering centre. From 2001 to 2008, and again from 2012, it accepted aid from the Australian Government in exchange for hosting the Nauru detention centre. As a result of heavy dependence on Australia, many sources have identified Nauru as a client state of Australia.The president of Nauru is Baron Waqa, who heads a 19-member unicameral parliament. The country is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Asian Development Bank and the Pacific Islands Forum. Nauru also participates in the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. Recently Nauru became a member country of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Republic of Nauru became the 189th member of the International Monetary Fund in April 2016.