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The country does not allow asylum-seekers arriving by boat into Australia -- even for processing. Instead, the Australian military intercepts ...
Detention was once considered abhorrent by Australians. ... late 1970s reveal how Australian authorities brought refugee boats into harbour, ... Her new book, asylum By Boat: Origins of Australia's refugee policy (NewSouth), ...

Australia sends asylum seekers arriving by boat to PNG and Nauru. ... attempting the life-threatening voyage to its shores in trafficking boats.
Australia has resettled a group of 17 out of 24 Cuban boat people who were .... while some 400 asylum seekers transferred to Australian soil for ...
Map: Australia ... The crew of border patrol boat HMAS Wollongong were hailed as heroes ... Afghan asylum seekers from a sinking boat near Christmas Island on April 8, 2010. ... At one stage, the engines on both inflatable rescue boats failed. ... Last September, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) medical ...
The program aims to deter asylum seekers from seeking to reach Australia by boat through Border Force officials turning back boats that ...

Six Chinese men have successfully landed on Australian territory by boat, ... blow to the Turnbull government's claims to have stopped the boats. ... is understood to be much smaller than this asylum seeker boat from 2013.
asylum seekers are using a medical scam to live rent-free in ... Immigration Minister Peter Dutton declared "the con is up" for illegal boat people from Manus and ... be covered by the Australian taxpayer while seeking medical treatment, with ... "They were brought to Australia on the premise that once their ...
The immigration department has told asylum seekers in Australia they'll lose a ... 'That is better than what our Australian pensioners' get that have been ... 'We will not allow people to resettle who have come here by boat.'.
Australia refuses to resettle any asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by ... In June, Australia reached a settlement of around 90 million Australian ... of refusing to settle migrants who come by boat is necessary to deter ...
Paris Aristotle, AO and the Victorian Australian of the Year for 2017, was a ... that proposed Australia restart offshore processing of boat-borne asylum seekers. ... asylum claims to reduce the incentive for people to board boats.
Footage taken by a beachgoer shows a small boat full of people landing at a popular tourist beach in Spain's southern Cadiz province.
The Australian government "dumped so much fucking money" on a ... a taxpayer-funded campaign to deter asylum seekers arriving by boat that ...
An asylum seeker boat found off Indonesia with dozens on board bound for Australia or New Zealand is a "really significant wake-up call", ...
PNG tells Australia it can't leave Manus Island asylum seekers behind - report ... Steven said the Australian government had not explained its ... it uses to detain asylum seekers who have tried to reach Australia by boat - had ...
He is among a growing number of asylum-seekers looking to Canada for sanctuary, according to those who are involved in helping migrants.
Canberra's unwillingness to settle these "boat people" led to an angry telephone exchange this month between Mr Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's Prime Minister, and Mr Trump, over whether he should stick to a deal struck by former US president Barack ...

Ms Bishop is the first Australian minister to visit the White House since the election of US president Donald Trump, and was asked about Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's comments that Australia would not take Costa Rica refugees unless America ...
Her boat was intercepted by the Australian navy, kept at sea while a fast-tracked asylum assessment was conducted and then all 46 people on board were handed over to Vietnam.
AN Iranian man who was granted refugee protection under Labor's open-door asylum policy has allegedly been caught smuggling drugs into Australia - from ...
The government in Canberra has refused to allow their entry under strict border security measures, which prevent asylum seekers who arrive by boat from being resettled in Australia. The agreement with Washington is to be overseen by the United Nations ...
He had just turned 22 when he arrived at Christmas Island in August 2013, two weeks after Kevin Rudd declared that no asylum seekers who arrived by boat would ever be settled in Australia as refugees. Even then, it was clear that Ali was different ...
An earlier phone call with his Australian counterpart had called it all into question. The agreement was signed by the Obama administration.
Following reports of forced deportations from Manus Island, Jane McAdam, director of UNSW's Kaldor Centre for International refugee Law, explains why asylum seekers at the Australian-run offshore detention center have not had a fair chance of gaining ...
Syrian and Iraqi immigrants getting off a boat from Turkey on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Photo by Ggia ... Although the closest port of rescue was on Christmas Island in Australia, the Australian government refused to allow Tampa to land any of the ...
... Ranil Wickremesinghe made the comments during a visit to Australia in which he discussed with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull bilateral cooperation on combating people smuggling.
Immigration Department figures from December 2016 show 86 Sri Lankans are in detention centres in Australia, but the government would not say how many are on Manus Island and Nauru.
During two weeks of hearings in 2016, coroner Terry Ryan heard Mr Kehazaei died a slow and agonising death caused by delays in transferring him to Brisbane from the Australian-run, off-shore detention centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. Shortly ...
Kevin Rudd says Malcolm Turnbull is not the first Australian leader to stand up to a hostile US president, with the former prime minister pointing to his own conversations with George W. Bush over the Iraq war.
Since 2001, in two iterations, Australia has run offshore immigration centres on the remote islands of Nauru, in the Pacific, and Manus, part of Papua New Guinea.
A Queensland coroner's inquest into the death of Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei resumes on Monday, after hearing evidence late last year of poor health facilities on Manus, unwritten medical emergency policies and bureaucratic aversion to moving ...
Australian authorities have refused access to all asylum seekers arriving on it shores by boat in an effort to shut down what was a rapidly expanding people smuggling industry.
Three Vietnamese families returned by Australian authorities last year after they tried to illegally migrate there are now being held in Indonesia after fleeing Vietnam a second time by boat, a woman in the group said. "Our boat engine was broken after ...
This cartoon by Eaten fish is playing off the name of the Australian-funded offshore detention camp in Papua New Guinea where the Iranian cartoonist is being held.
The Abbott government closed the detention centre and five others across Australia in a $70 million budget saving amid a decline in the number of asylum seeker boats coming to Australia. There are 81 three and four-bedroom houses, a community hall, gym ...
An infamous people smuggler known as "Captain Bram" - who was accused of organising an asylum seeker boat trip that made international headlines when Australian officials allegedly paid its crew to return to Indonesia - has appeared in an Indonesian ...
People hold placards and Australian national flags Jan. 29 as they ... The refugees are, in fact, among around 1,250 asylum seekers who were transferred to the island detention centers after being intercepted while trying to reach Australia by boat ...
Sleeping facilities at the Manus Island Regional Processing Facility, used for the detention of asylum seekers that arrive by boat, on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea seen in a photo from Oct. 2012. Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship ...
Of all the refugees in the world, these are among the most unfortunate - trapped for years in miserable island camps in the Pacific, unwanted by any nation.
An alleged kingpin of Indonesia's people smuggling network has faced court over organising a boat on which Australian officials allegedly paid crew more than $US30,000 ($NZ41,380) to turn back from New Zealand. Captain Bram's involvement with the boat ...
Australia has instead taken the opportunity to talk up its own draconian refugee policy, under which refugees arriving by boat are not only barred from entering the country, but also permanently banned from it, even if they have legitimate asylum claims.
The vast numbers of asylum seekers and migrants on the move have sparked a profound political backlash in many "receiving" countries, testing many governments' long-standing commitment to internationally-recognized refugee rights set out after the ...
Tom Ballard will take aim at Australia's treatment of refugees and "f***ed-up immigration history" in an Adelaide Fringe comedy show he acknowledges has some distinctly unfunny moments.
Sarah Martin 10 HOURS AGO | 9.00am Dual-national Australians exempt ... Those affected by the Rudd government's temporary ban, which was aimed at curbing an increase in asylum seekers arriving by boat, were held in indefinite detention until the ...
Action that could see the Australian government prosecuted for multiple crimes. Renditioned and ... Sawari begged to go back to the Manus Island detention centre.
The Australian government's refusal to condemn, or even criticise Donald Trump's immigration ban in the past 24 hours has exposed us as an international embarrassment.
Australian filmmaker Eva Orner co-directed the 2016 documentary Out of Iraq, which detailed the romantic relationship between U.S.
Officials guard a boat intercepted while ferrying asylum seekers to Australia. The US is expected to take a substantial number of the 1,200 ... with Australia, Treasurer Scott Morrison said on Monday. Trump spoke by telephone with Australian Prime ...
Other flash points included the the execution of two Australian drug smugglers, the fallout from a ban on live cattle exports, breaches of Indonesian maritime territory by Australian navy ships and asylum-seeker boat turn backs. Earlier this month ...
of left-wing Australians over the percussive drumming of Turnbull's cabinet smacking their lips against Trump's behind, but it is worth questioning whether Australia's response is the leadership trying to curry favor with the new president, or whether ...


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