Greens Immigration spokesperson Nick McKim says the Australian government instructing Nauru to deny him a visa is a blatant attempt to cover up their child abuse.

“Scott Morrison is trying to hide the fact that he is running a systemic regime of child abuse on Nauru,” Senator McKim said.

“These kids are at risk of dying because of Mr Morrison’s actions.”

“I wanted to visit Nauru to bear witness to the atrocities being done in Australia’s name.”

“The Liberals’ constant refrain that these are matters for the Nauruan government has been exposed as a complete lie.”