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Claims from leaked Nauru abuse reports

AAP logoAAP 10/08/2016

CLAIMS FROM LEAK OF NAURU DOCUMENTS

2015:

* Asylum seeker father and son travelling in a car with two Nauruan Wilsons Security guards, when one "put his hand up shorts and was playing with (the child's) bottom".

2014:

* Asylum seeker threatens self harm and suicide because she doesn't want men to touch her.

* Asylum seeker told she was on a list of women local guards were "waiting for when released for settlement".

* Bus driver tries to take photo of female asylum seeker to use for masturbation.

* Female asylum seeker reported receiving sexual advances from Nauruan guards. One tried to hug and kiss her and invited her to a "sexy party".

2013:

* Young asylum seeker claimed a Transfield employee had grabbed his genitals outside tent.

SOURCE: Guardian Australia document database

REACTION TO THE LEAK

"(The material) will be carefully examined to see if there are any complaints there or issues there that were not properly addressed." - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

"It's important to stress that incidents reports of themselves aren't a reporting of fact, they are a reporting that an allegation has been made." - Former immigration minister now Treasurer Scott Morrison

"We should have a royal commission into the (immigration) detention centre network and its impact on children in detention." - Greens leader Richard Di Natale

"If we are going to have offshore detention, it has to be conducted in the safest possible way. Just because people are indirectly in the care of Australia doesn't absolve Australia of ensuring that people are safe." - Opposition Leader Bill Shorten

"The question every Australian should be asking is if the Turnbull government knew of the abuse and self harm occurring under its watch, why hasn't it acted?" - Save the Children chief Matt Tinkler

"This leak has laid bare a system of routine dysfunction and cruelty that is at once dizzying in its scale and utterly damning for the Australian authorities who tried so hard to maintain a veil of secrecy." - Amnesty International spokeswoman Anna Neistat

"We don't know whether the (reports) have been acted on, whether they were substantiated and what if any changes have been made to ensure these incidents don't continue." - Australian Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs

"Asylum seekers and refugees under the protection of the Australian Government should be treated with compassion, respect, and dignity." - Australian Medical Association president Dr Michael Gannon

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