Opinion – Hope, certainty and trust: issues abound in US refugee resettlement deal December 2, 2016 Australia and the United States recently struck a deal whereby the US would resettle a certain number of refugees detained on Nauru and Manus Island. Then the American presidential election happened, and Sky News Australia dispatched a reporter to Nauru to speak with refugees about a resettlement deal which lacks clarity, and the prospect of a country led by Donald Trump. In a co-authored article for The Conversation, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch’s School of Law discusses the resulting report by Sky’s Laura Jayes, which highlighted some skepticism about the US deal, and a lack of hope among the refugees briefly interviewed. Professor Kenny and co-author Professor Nicholas Procter from the University of South Australia, who have both visited Nauru on several occasions, say non-contradictory information is critical for already psychologically traumatised refugees on Nauru and Manus Island. They urge the authorities managing the process of assessment for resettlement in the States, to understand the effects of trauma, and ensure the process is done with refugees, not to them. To read the full article, click here. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, school of law Tags: manus island, mary anne kenny, murdoch law, nauru, refugee resettlement, refugees australia, the conversation, us australia resettlement refugees Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!