Recommendations of the Moss Review
RECOMMENDATION 1: The Department and the Nauruan Government
take into account the personal safety and privacy of transferees when making
decisions about facilities and infrastructure at the Centre.
RECOMMENDATION 2: Contract service providers review their
guidelines relating to sexual harassment and sexual relationships to ensure
that staff members understand what behaviour is acceptable in the context of a
Centre with a diversity of cultures.
RECOMMENDATION 3: The Department give consideration to how
it could support the Government of Nauru to enhance forensic services to
investigate, record and prosecute incidents of sexual and other physical
assault in the Centre.
RECOMMENDATION 4: Nauruan Government officials and the
Department review and enhance the existing policy framework for identifying,
reporting, responding to, mitigating and preventing incidents of sexual and
other physical assault at the Centre. All staff members working at the Centre (Nauruan,
Departmental and contract service provider) must understand the framework and
their responsibilities under it.
RECOMMENDATION 5: The Department liaise with the Government
of Nauru to ensure that child protection issues are reflected in the work currently
being done on the Nauruan criminal code.
RECOMMENDATION 6: The Department and the contract service
providers continue to work with the Nauruan Government to ensure that a robust
child protection framework is developed.
RECOMMENDATION 7: All contract service providers review
their existing policies in relation to social media to ensure that their staff
members have a clear understanding of their obligations concerning its use.
RECOMMENDATION 8: The Department review contract provisions
and other guidelines to ensure that the obligation on contract service
providers to report any data loss is explicit.
RECOMMENDATION 9: Noting the current AFP investigation, the
Department review its decision which required Save the Children to remove ten
of its staff members from providing services in Nauru and in so doing consider
the staff members individually. The review would include providing:
- Save the Children with the
information the Department relied on; and
- the opportunity for Save the
Children to address the allegations concerning its staff members.
In the event that the decision in relation to any of the ten
Save the Children staff members is reversed, the Department make
representations to the Government of Nauru about the Nauruan removal order and its
RECOMMENDATION 10: The Department ensure that Nauruan
operation and management of the Centre is enhanced through a more joined-up
approach between the Nauru an operations managers and the contract service
RECOMMENDATION 11: Greater cooperation between the contract
service providers be encouraged, including through the Department:
- ensuring that contract service
provider staff members have a clear understanding of each other's roles and
- reviewing the range of
meetings at the Centre to ensure that information is shared effectively; and
- taking a more proactive role
to ensure that contract service providers are working cooperatively together
and are responsive to each other.
RECOMMENDATION 12: The Department ensure that the
relationship between Transfield Services/Wilson Security and the Nauruan Police
Force becomes more structured and is based on cooperative and consistent
RECOMMENDATION 13: The Department consider the feasibility
of assisting the Nauruan Police Force to increase its effectiveness through the
appointment, on a limited term basis, of an AFP officer with executive
RECOMMENDATION 14: The Nauruan Police Force have greater
visibility in the Centre based on community policing and explore ways to
include transferees and refugee settlers in community policing and law
RECOMMENDATION 15: The Department ensure that there is a
more joined-up approach between the Wilson Security intelligence unit and the Nauruan
RECOMMENDATION 16: The Department work with the Nauruan
Government to extend the Nauruan Police Force Community Liaison Officers
Program to the Centre.
RECOMMENDATION 17: The Department and contract service
providers review and enhance existing efforts to ensure that Nauruan staff
members are treated with respect and that there is courteous regard shown for
the Republic of Nauru. This requirement could be enhanced through:
- the induction programs for all
non-Nauruan contract service provider staff members about Nauruan culture and
Nauruan society be delivered by Nauruans;
- establishment of a framework
to deliver positive messaging about Nauru;
- the Department taking the lead
with its contract service providers to assist Nauruan authorities to continue
to find ways to introduce transferees and Nauruans to each other's cultures and
RECOMMENDATION 18: The Department work with Nauruan
authorities and contract service providers to develop new strategies and
training programs to build the capacity of the contract service providers'
RECOMMENDATION 19: The Department consider the draft
protocol suggested by the AFP for protest and incident management to assess
whether it adds value to existing emergency management plans.
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