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High Rate of Suicide Attempts At Australia’s Detention Center

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High Rate of Suicide Attempts At Australia’s Detention CenterA group of medical doctors said that mental health conditions at Australia offshore detention center have been developing to inhumane levels. They revealed that 60% of refugees on Nauru experienced suicidal attempts. In a report by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), 30% of asylum seekers, children as young as nine years inclusive given treatment on the Pacific Island have made attempts to take their own lives.

About 129 out of 208 patients (representing 62%) seen by the doctors were diagnosed with mild or severe depression and 60% of refugees have resignation syndrome. Resignation syndrome is an uncommon condition leaving patients in a semi-comatose state as well as inability to drink or eat.

This situation is seeing as one that calls for urgent and drastic change. Stewart Condon, president of MSF Australia, is calling on the Australian Government to end offshore processing immediately.

Unacceptable and Inhumane Conditions

The president of MSF explained that the observed extensive feeling of hopelessness is as a result of being caught in indefinite limbo for five years with processes deemed unclear and unjust. Detention puts people mental health in serious danger as confirmed by evidence, he retorted. He affirmed that it is an unacceptable, inhumane and very dangerous situation.

Addressing the situation, Dr Christine Rufener, MSF Australia psychologist, revealed that some refugees no longer have any ray of hope. He said he worried daily about which of his patients might make a suicide attempt on their lives, not a condition of ‘if’.

The report by MSF, tagged Indefinite Despair, coincides with protesters gathering outside Parliament House clamoring for immediate removal of refugees from detention. Other rallies target the offices of MPs as well as Immigration Minister.

A bill to ensure the immediate evacuation of all critically ill asylum seekers, unable to be treated offshore, has been introduced to parliament by Kerryn Phelps. This will override the current ability of Australia’s Immigration Minister to veto request for patients’ transfer by doctors. Phelps said it is horrendous to see children being pushed to the point of losing will to live.

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New Australian MP Declares Immigration Briefings as a Top Priority

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New Australian MP Declares Immigration Briefings as a Top PriorityOn Monday, Kerryn Phelps has declared an independent Minister of Parliament upon her emergence as the winner of the just concluded by-election. The former Australian Medical Association president is already on fire as she’s made her intentions to request immediate briefings on Immigration. The powerful medical personnel who is the official winner of Went-worth said that she would immediately seek detailed briefings regarding immigration in the country. These briefings will include offshore processing, asylum seekers boat turn-backs and clearances of refugee security.

Speaking to Sky News on Monday, Dr. Phelps said that in many countries of the world, faster resolutions are continually being found for asylum claims as well as faster resettlement options when compared to Australia. She emphasized the need to look at the offshore processes with thoroughness to be able to see why it takes so long and there are still so many people with lack of resolution. When she takes her seat on the crossbench, Dr. Phelps top priorities include getting people who seek asylum as well as refugee children off Nauru and taking urgent actions on the issues surrounding climate change.

Solution to Immigration Issues:

MP Kerryn Phelps’ decision to find an immediate solution to the issues regarding immigration in the country. The following are a few:

  • Now, whatever the process is, it will be faster. No more hanging in limbo for asylum seekers and refugees.
  • More resolutions will equally be seen and
  • Better security for refugees

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Regional Immigration: A Top Priority For Australia

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Regional Immigration: A Top Priority For AustraliaIn a recent conversation, the minister of Australia’s immigration, David Coleman stated that ‘getting migrants to struggling regional communities is his priority’. Though his plan to strengthen citizenship requirements have not been neglected, he is flagging a revamp of regional visas in response to the cry for migrants.

David said that he’s looking very closely at the various classes of regional visa. He is also assessing the effectiveness of all these programs as well as the means of improving them. According to him, many regions are seeking additional immigration at the moment in order to meet economic needs. Few regional gaps are observed in the employment of various regions.

Mr. Coleman was given the immigration portfolio, as well as the ministries of Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, after its separation from the Ministry of Home of Affairs which is under the leadership of Mr. Peter Dutton. He acknowledged that immigration has been so fundamental to our success as a country. Our nation’s history is that of immigration because we’re all immigrants, apart from Indigenous Australians.

Stricter Citizenship requirements

Responding to stricter citizenship requirements like tougher English test, he said: “having English language in Australia is obviously a very desirable thing. People will be able to contribute more to progress the Australia’s through speaking in English”.

If you are looking to migrate to Australia, it is exciting times for you. Demand for migrants is higher. Stiffer regulations plan has not yet come to fruition as it was quashed by the Senate towards the end of last year.

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