Where are the Greens on this one?
An Iranian asylum seeker has been fined for trying to kill himself during an attempt to move him and his daughter from an Australian-funded detention centre on the island of Nauru. Sam Nemati, sole guardian of the eight-year-old girl, admitted the charge and was ordered to pay A$200 ($155; £109). Mr Nemati had been in the detention centre for two years.
Where is that agitating Green pest, senator Hanson-Young, on this story? And her mentor Gillian Triggs?
Australia Nauru: Asylum seeker fined for attempted suicide
Australia relocates undocumented migrants trying to reach the country by boat to Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
Nauru is a small Pacific island nation about 3,000 km (1,800 miles) north-east of Australia.
It was previously administered by Australia but gained independence in 1968.
‘Method of protest’
Prosecutors had originally sought a two-month custodial sentence for Mr Nemati, arguing that such a sentence could be used as a deterrent, Australian media report.
“We are concerned that this method of protest is being used and want to stamp out this practice,” prosecutors said.
The pair moved to Nibok Lodge in January, where Mr Nemati said his daughter would have more children to play with.
However, the authorities said they were not authorised to live there, and moved to evict the pair on 21 January.
Mr Nemati became distressed when officers began removing his belongings, and attempted to take his own life.
He was taken to hospital for medical treatment before being charged and subsequently detained for two weeks in February.
Old penal code
The law against attempted suicide in Nauru is based on the 1899 Queensland Criminal Code.
However, while Queensland has since repealed that particular law, attempted suicide remains illegal in Nauru.
Other existing offences under the code include witchcraft, sorcery and fortune-telling.