Danish MPs to visit Australia’s Nauru migrant camp
Danish lawmakers will travel to the Pacific island of Nauru to visit a controversial Australian immigration centre and study the use of offshore settlements for asylum seekers, one of the lawmakers said. Six members of the Danish parliament’s Immigration and Integration Affairs Committee will leave on August 27 for Australia and Nauru, said Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen of the leftist Red-Green Alliance on Aug 23. Journalists are barred from visiting the centre. The release of more than 2000 leaked reports of incidents on Nauru detailing allegations of widespread abuse and self-harm, including children wanting to kill themselves, have renewed calls for a parliamentary inquiry in Australia.