It’s not just the government of Nauru who block visitors including those from Australia whose tax dollars maintain the refugee gulags (‘Nauru Veiled in Secrecy’, 30 August).
Israel similarly is not keen for witnesses to its demolition of Australian NGO ActionAid and EU funded structures.
Susiya village, for example, faces imminent destruction so that settlers can occupy the land (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-30/palestinian-susiya-receiving-australian-aid-facing-demolition/6661220).
Australia contributes $90 million (2011-2016) to UNWRA (United Nations Works and Relief Agency) but made no protest when Gazan schools were obliterated in 2014.
EU governments criticise Israel for its vandalism, but Australia remains silent.
Why is this and why are there no demands for reimbursement?
Gareth Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay