The officials on the Australian island left the camp two weeks earlier and halted the interviews with the asylum seekers, leaving them in doubt about a deal of resettlement with the US that was made during the Obama administration.
US President Donald Trump reportedly berated Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull about a refugee deal in a telephone call before tweeting against the Obama administration for accepting "thousands of illegals".
Opposition Labor Party says it will not support legislation to this effect. Conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier announced a proposal to prevent genuine refugees from returning to the country under any circumstances.
Documents leaked by The Guardian show more than 2,000 reports of sexual assault have been made relating to the Australian refugee detention centre located on Nauru island.
Federal court says Australia cannot force a refugee rape victim in Nauru to move to Papua New Guniea for an abortion because it's ‘unsafe and illegal' there.
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