• All were brought to Australia from Nauru and Manus Island for medical care, some as the result of attacks, and more than 20 women who are survivors of sexual assault or rape. Also among the group are babies who were born in Australia from mothers transferred from Nauru.

  • Many were party to a 2016 High Court challenge to Australia’s offshore processing regime in Nauru. The challenge was unsuccessful after the Government pushed emergency legislation through both houses of Federal Parliament, inserting a new section (198AHA) into the Migration Act providing a blanket authorisation for whatever action the Commonwealth might need to undertake to support its regional processing policies.

  • After the High Court loss, the #LetThemStay campaign was launched to prevent the Government returning this group to Manus Island and Nauru. During this campaign:

  • The Government backed down on its policy to deport the entire cohort to Nauru, and subsequently moved the vast majority of this group into the community. They have been living in Australia since.