Australia

UN rights experts welcome Australia's apology to indigenous peoples

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts have welcomed Australia's recent apology to its indigenous peoples for the pain and indignity they endured under the Government's past laws and policies.

UN refugee agency hails closure of Australia’s Pacific offshore detention centre

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has welcomed the closure of an offshore detention centre on the tiny island nation of Nauru and the transfer of the remaining refugees to Australia, marking the end of the latter’s so-called “Pacific Solution” for asylum-seekers.