Nauru Asylum Center

Iranian refugee tried to burn herself to death from despair

Last week, the woman locked herself in the family's accommodation unit and set it alight.

Security guards rescued her before flames destroyed the building.

The woman has now been placed under the care of the Immigration Department controlled mental health unit on Nauru.

Shirdel said his 30-year-old wife, Fatima, did not keep her desperation about life on Nauru secret.

He said there had been previous attempts at self harm, but not like last week.

Security guards injured on Nauru, Manus Island not entitled to work cover

Michael Beaumont and Simon Scott were placed on travel insurance rather than work cover by Wilsons Security during their time at the centres.

It was only when both men were injured that they discovered they were not entitled to work cover and they claim the travel insurance company, Accident and Health Insurance, has refused to adequately cover them for their injuries.

Mr Beaumont sustained a shoulder injury when he broke up a fight between two asylum seekers during a meal break on Manus Island, something that he said was commonplace in the detention centre.

Aust high court throws out Nauru asylum case

The case was launched by a Bangladeshi detainee on Nauru who was brought to Australia for treatment after she experienced health issues during pregnancy.

She gave birth to her daughter in Brisbane, and brought the challenge to avoid being returned to the detention centre.

Lawyers for the woman argued that it was illegal for the Australian Government to fund and operate detention centres in a third country.

During the case the Government changed the law to close a loophole in the funding arrangements, which it feared could be undermined by the challenge.