Child asylum seeker allegedly raped on Nauru sues Federal Government for damages

According to a writ filed in the Victorian Supreme Court, the boy now exhibits suicidal tendencies and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression and anxiety and requires ongoing medical treatment.

It alleges the Commonwealth and the detention centre's operators, Broadspectrum and Wilson, had a responsibility to provide a safe environment for the boy and should have known he would be at risk of being sexually assaulted by other detainees.