We detail some of the responses since the Guardian’s publication of the Nauru files, a set of more than 2,000 incident reports detailing child abuse, hunger strikes, sexual assaults and day-to-day life at the Nauru detention centre.independent

The Australian Medical Association calls for independent scrutiny of asylum seeker health

CAPSA – Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum calls for Royal Commission into human rights abuses on Nauru

Long time refugee advocates Frank Brennan, Tim Costello, Robert Manne, John Menadue wrote of a possible solution which caused some controversy.

Frank Brennan further explains his possible solution. Time to defuse Nauru and Manus Island time bombs

After the Nauru files, how can Australia go about ending offshore detention?
Migration experts say it is unlikely closing camps on Nauru and Manus Island would restart boats – ‘We are beyond that point’ Read more

Jane McAdam, Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Australia asks How did we become so indifferent to human life?

Academics for Refugees wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament calling for A Just and Humane Approach for Refugees. They support the attached Policy Paper that makes a number of recommendations that are based on sound evidence.
The Policy Paper recommends that Australia end its harmful policies of offshore processing, boat turnbacks and the mandatory detention of people seeking asylum.

The Policy Paper sets out practical and sound measures to be considered by the Australian government in order to adopt as just and humane approach towards people seeking asylum in Australia.

‘This is critical’: 103 Nauru and Manus staff speak out – their letter in full
Doctors, teachers, caseworkers, managers and social workers call for the detention centres to be shut down after publication of Nauru files
• More than 100 current and former staff call for centres to close

Love Makes A Way jointly organises 40 vigils outside politicians’ offices across Australia. #NauruFiles Public Actions

GetUp asks us to Upload your own #BringThemHere message

We have presented a range of responses to the #NauruFiles, however BMRSG does not endorse any particular response.

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