5 Aug 2015

Nauru happy with Forum support

1:48 pm on 5 August 2015

The Nauru Government has welcomed comments by the Pacific Islands Forum and says it is working hard to restore transparency in the country's justice system.

Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Meg Taylor.

Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Meg Taylor. Photo: supplied

Dame Meg said the Nauru Government feels very strongly the issues of sovereignty and the political issues that have emerged will be resolved.

Nauru's President, Baron Waqa, claims Opposition MPs, who have been expelled from Parliament for nearly 15 months, are trying to cover for their lack of performance when they were in government and to try and regain power.

The President says his government has added more Supreme Court judges, established a futures fund with international oversight, repaid outstanding government workers' wages and is upgrading houses and infrastructure.

Nauru receives tens of millions of dollars each year from Australia for hosting its asylum seekers and refugees.

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