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Refugees freed on six-month Australian visas live ‘life in limbo’

Al Jazeera 26 May 2022
Melbourne, Australia – After years of being held captive – first on remote immigration detention centres on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island and the Pacific island nation of Nauru, and then in suburban hotels in Melbourne – dozens of refugees who had tried to get to Australia by boat have finally been freed.
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The all-powerful ‘Minister’ and Australian immigration detention

Al Jazeera 16 Feb 2022
Inside Hossein Latifi’s room at the Park Hotel ... Another refugee, Jamal, who set himself on fire on Nauru after five years of hopelessness on the island, told Al Jazeera that the refugees from Park Hotel recently started being taken to another detention centre to use the gym.
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Australia: End Indefinite, Arbitrary Immigration Detention

Human Rights Watch 15 Feb 2022
Those detained include more than 70 refugees and asylum seekers who were transferred to Australia from Nauru or Papua New Guinea for medical treatment. Many of them have spent long periods detained in hotel rooms in Australia with heavily restricted freedom of movement, and limited access to sunlight, space to exercise, and fresh air.
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A letter to … Australia’s immigration minister from a refugee

Al Jazeera 13 Feb 2022
When my friend Omid self-immolated – he died two days later after it took more than a day for him to be medically evacuated to Australia for specialist treatment, my cousin, who was also on Nauru, and I went to peacefully protest in front of the Menen Hotel where Connect ...
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Refugees and asylum seekers in Australia given indefinite detention

Press TV 08 Feb 2022
Australia wants all the power but none of the responsibility, forcibly transferring refugees to nearby Papa New Guinea or the island nation of Nauru, keeping them in horrific conditions ... They were transferred to the Park Hotel from other offshore detention centers in places like Nauru and Papua New Guinea for medical treatment.
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Djokovic's deportation exposes Australian border debate

North Shore News 18 Jan 2022
Those in hotel detention with Djokovic came to Australia from camps in Nauru and Papua New Guinea for medical treatment and then gained a court injunction preventing them from being sent back. Some have been detained in hotels for more than two years, Rintoul, the refugee advocate, said.
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Tennis star's deportation exposes Australian border debate

Times Free Press 18 Jan 2022
Those in hotel detention with Djokovic came to Australia from camps in Nauru and Papua New Guinea for medical treatment and then gained a court injunction preventing them from being sent back. Some have been detained in hotels for more than two years, Rintoul, the refugee advocate, said.
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PM accused of ‘outright lie’ after claiming detainees in Melbourne hotel are not refugees

The Observer 17 Jan 2022
Australia’s harsh border policies have been thrust into the spotlight since the detention of tennis star Novak Djokovic at the notorious Park hotel in Melbourne, where dozens of asylum seekers and refugees are detained indefinitely. Guardian Australia understands that there are 25 refugees and seven asylum seekers currently held in the Park hotel.
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Tennis star’s deportation exposes Australian border debate

The Associated Press 17 Jan 2022
Those in hotel detention with Djokovic came to Australia from camps in Nauru and Papua New Guinea for medical treatment and then gained a court injunction preventing them from being sent back. Some have been detained in hotels for more than two years, Rintoul, the refugee advocate, said.
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Djokovic Is Obnoxious, But His Story Highlights Cruelty of Australian Detention

truthout 15 Jan 2022
Once in Australia, they were housed in overcrowded and under-resourced privately run “hotels” for years at a stretch ... Meanwhile, thousands of would-be refugees and asylum seekers continue to be held in appalling conditions in Nauru, in Papua New Guinea and in Australia itself in hotels such as the Park.
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Beyond the Park Hotel: Australia’s immigration detention network

Al Jazeera 13 Jan 2022
Australia’s notorious Park Hotel made headlines last week after tennis star Novak Djokovic was sent there when his visa was revoked. The incident shone a light on the plight of more than 30 refugees held there, some of them for years, but the country’s immigration detention system extends far beyond any one hotel.
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Djokovic detention draws focus to Australia's asylum-seekers

The Norman Transcript 10 Jan 2022
SYDNEY (AP) — Novak Djokovic spent a fourth day on Sunday among the unwilling occupants of Melbourne's Park Hotel ... His fellow residents in the immigration detention hotel include refugees and asylum-seekers who are challenging their own proceedings that have all lasted much longer than Djokovic's.
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Djokovic detention draws focus to Australia’s asylum-seekers

Federal News Radio 10 Jan 2022
SYDNEY (AP) — Novak Djokovic spent a fourth day on Sunday among the unwilling occupants of Melbourne’s Park Hotel ... His fellow residents in the immigration detention hotel include refugees and asylum-seekers who are challenging their own proceedings that have all lasted much longer than Djokovic’s.
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Djokovic detention puts spotlight on Australia's refugee problem

The Arab Weekly 10 Jan 2022
Refugee activists have been quick to capitalise on the media attention as one of the world’s most feted athletes shares the hotel and its sparse amenities with some of the world's most vulnerable and dispossessed people ... But for the past two years, it has often been referred to as the “notorious” or “infamous” Park Hotel.
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Novak Djokovic: What we know about the hotel where world No 1 is being held

The Daily Telegraph 09 Jan 2022
The Park Hotel is used by the Australian government to detain refugees and asylum seekers and has been a focal point of anger for protesters against the government’s hostile immigration policies ... The hotel has held people flown to Australia from Manus Island and Nauru.

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