"Late last month, Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews and the president of
Nauru, Lionel Aingimea, quietly announced they had signed a new agreement to
establish an “enduring form” of offshore processing for asylum seekers taken to
the Pacific island.
The text of the new agreement has not been made public. This is unsurprising.
All the publicly available information indicates Australia’s offshore
processing strategy is an ongoing human rights — not to mention financial —
The deliberate opaqueness is intended to make it difficult to hold the
government to account for these human and other costs. This is, of course, all
the more reason to subject the new deal with Nauru to intense scrutiny."
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics