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A young Kurdish filmmaker who lost both legs in a terrorist attack in Turkey is walking after receiving pioneering robotic surgery in Australia. Lisa Calan was among dozens of people injured when Islamic State militants bombed a Kurdish political rally in June 2015. Her Iraqi-born surgeon says his work to ...
Boats were left to drift, thousands likely perished. We gave a murmur, but we lost our moral authority with every person in indefinite detention and every boat we pushed back. It's known that there is no economic justification for our asylum seeker system. Our overseas detention centres are hugely expensive ...

Australia's offshore detention of asylum seekers and refugees contributed $1bn to a total cost of more than $4bn for “border protection” policies in the last financial year. Figures provided to the treasury Senate estimates committee, first reported by the Australian Financial Review, reveal that in 2016-17 the ...
Could the Australian diplomatic presence play a particularly more constructive role than the European or British missions in Tehran? ... It is perhaps this positive reputation of Australia within Iran which also led to a steady wave of asylum seekers from Iran on boats and the comprise the largest proportion of ...
The Australian government, through an agreement with the government of PNG, had been holding the men for attempting to enter Australia by boat to request asylum. PNG agreed to host the detention facility as part of a regional partnership to prevent people smuggling. It is Australian government policy to ...
Para Paheer and his wife Jayantha, who have been reunited in Australia after nearly eight years of forced separation after Sri Lanka's civil war. .... for hours but, as the boat sank further into the waterPaheer – one of the few on board who could speak English – made a distress call to the Australian Maritime ...

Rajah arrived in Australia by boat in 2012 seeking asylum, having fled government persecution after Sri Lanka's brutal civil war. His lawyers say he has a credible claim of persecution, based on his Tamil ethnicity and family links to the now-defunct separatist military force the Liberation Tigers of Tamil ...
Ardern has repeatedly reconfirmed her offer to the Australian Government to resettle up to 150 asylum seekers who attempted to travel to Australia by boat and were then detained and ... Australia will not allow any of the asylum seekers to resettle on Australian soil as part of its 'turn back the boats' policy.
"The finding opens the way to major compensation and also for consequential orders against both the PNG and Australian governments," advocacy group ... Under Australia's strict immigration policy, asylum seekers arriving by boat are sent to offshore detention centers on Manus and the Pacific island of ...
A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers was secretly flown out of Australia this week after being intercepted on an unseaworthy vessel off WA's north-west coast. ... It is understood the boat the asylum seekers attempted to travel to Australian on sunk and that they were returned by plane because authorities ...
Sri Lankan asylum seekers returned. A group of 29 Sri Lankan asylum seekers heading to Australia have been taken off a leaky boat and flown home. Updated Updated 15 December 2017. Australian Border Force officials have returned 29 Sri Lankan asylum seekers by plane after their unseaworthy boat was detected off ...
Had they succeeded, the country was prepared. Surveys at the time revealed Kiwis were happy to take some of Australia's boat people but feared it might "open the flood gate". In response, legislation was changed in 2013 to give the government more power should asylum seekers reach our shores.
"We don't take people who try to get to Australia by paying smugglers," the Australian High Commissioner to the UK insisted, referring to asylum seekers who have come from Indonesia by boat and often paid large sums of money for illegal passage. Hundreds have died making this journey, however the ...
What is different about Australia is the emphasis placed on “resettlement” as the sole means by which refugees should seek asylum. Although it is possible for those arriving by plane to lawfully seek asylum, those who travel on boat are deemed “unlawful.” Such asylum seekers are penalized in various ...
The men are victims of Australian government policies targeting asylum seekers trying to reach its shores by boat. Late last November, 606 refugees and asylum seekers were moved, some forcibly, from a squalid detention centre on a PNG navy base – a place where six men have died and many more ...
HPN arrived in Australia by boat as a 12-year-old in 2010 and has lived for the past seven years in community detention in Perth with other asylum seekers who travelled as unaccompanied minors. He met his partner, Kesinee Kingrak, when they both attended Greenwood College high school and they ...
An asylum seeker who arrived in Canada from an Australian ... camp after trying to reach Australia by boat with a group of asylum seekers.

In 2012, Australia recommenced offshore processing of asylum seekers who arrived by boat, to dissuade human traffickers and prevent hundreds ... but Australia's Immigration Minister said such a deal would "start the boats.".
On October 31, the Australian and PNG governments closed the regional ... Since July 2013, male asylum seekers traveling by boat to Australia ...
People smuggler boats turned back on their way to NZ ... and attempted to send four boats, carrying 164 asylum seekers, to NZ. ... highly-critical of Australia's policy may be used by people smugglers to ... Activists Lock Themselves to Gate of Australian High Commission to Highlight Manus Refugees' Plight.
Australia under UN spotlight over human rights: "appalling" record for Indigenous Australians ... The report says that, even if Australia maintains its existing offshore policy for asylum seekers travelling by boat, there are ways of enacting the policy ... Edward Santow, Australian human rights commissioner.
An Australian minister on Friday predicted a conflict between Papua New ... to arrive by boat — a policy that the government says dissuades asylum ... Australia since July 2014 by using the Australian navy to turn boats back.
He is a contributing Editor at The Australian newspaper and on Sky News Australia. ... Nauru to prevent asylum seekers making their way to the mainland by boat. ... found a third of Australians (30%) thought Australia took in more refugees ... Indonesia has not, and it is from there that refugee boats flowed.
Australia's hard-line approach to asylum seekers arriving by boat is well ... I think that's why boats occupy that particular place in the Australian ...
About 600 asylum seekers are refusing to leave a Manus Island ... of people smugglers to attempt to come to Australia illegally by boat and we ... 1200 people died at sea, 50,000 people and 800 boats arrived here ... as 600 asylum seekers without food and water plead for Australians .... The Australian app.
Asylum by Boat: Origins of Australia's refugee policy ... Fraser Government tried to persuade Indonesia to stop boats going onward to Australia ...
The “grand chief” of Papua New Guinea has blasted the Australian and ... Descendants of many Australians who are opposed to boat people also ... in place to detain and process Australia's asylum seekers on Manus Island, ...
Actor Russell Crowe criticises Australian bid to move asylum seekers ... running water are Australia's "shame", Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe said on ... "I'm sure there'd be other Australians who would do the same. ... any asylum seekers arriving by boat to reach Australian shores, and detaining them ...
Australia will not settle any asylum seekers who try to arrive by boat -- a ... turned back boats to prevent them from reaching Australian shores.
A NEPALESE people smuggler who was paid thousands of dollars to organise an asylum seeker boat from Indonesia to Australia has been ...
Thousands of asylum seekers in Australia will now require ... in Australia seeking protection: the so-called legacy caseload of boat arrivals who ...
UN condemns Australia on Indigenous detentions and asylum policies ... human rights committee member Duncan Muhumuza told the Australian delegation. ... Since 2013, Operation Sovereign Borders has intercepted 771 asylum seekers, on 31 boats, and returned them to ... Indigenous Australians.
Australia will require asylum seekers to seek permission before buying a ... on his day job of securing our borders and keeping Australians safe. ... all asylum seekers who arrive by boats to detention centres on Pacific islands.
Australia holds refugees and asylum seekers arriving by boat on PNG's ... The Australian government has set up alternative accommodation on ...
Mr de Kretser said the vast majority of asylum seekers in detention had ... "Plus we have boat turn-backs still happening under secrecy on the high seas. ... Committee for the first time in New York on Tuesday (Australian time).
Australia will be elected uncontested to the powerful United Nations human ... But Australia's asylum policies – particularly boat turnbacks and ...
PETER Dutton's 'lodge it or leave' warning to asylum seekers ... SUPPORT will be cut to just 71 out of 7500 asylum seekers who arrived in Australia illegally by boat, ... a deadline because out of 50,000 people who came on the 800 boats, ... WTF campaign: Australians open to pay cuts as AI, robots thr.
By removing images of boats capsizing off Australia's shores from local ... Rather than assess the asylum claims of people arriving by boat or rescuing them ... Those who reach Australian territory are sent to detention camps on Nauru or ... they send the migrants back,” he says admiringly of the Australians.
... on "fake refugees" prompted almost 7500 asylum seekers to lodge their claims ... currently in Australia, who arrived on boats before 2013, to make a .... who arrived by boat during the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd Labor governments ...
The affected asylum seekers have been subject, since at least 2012, to rule by a form ... costing Australian tax payers “hundreds of millions of dollars a year. ... asylum seekers and punish those who travel to Australia by boat.
Asylum seekers who came to Australia by boat between 2008 and ... pay the Australian Government for the cost of removing you from Australia.
Australia is building three new satellites that will conduct audio and visual surveillance for the Defence Force. The Federal Government has ...
Australia has a policy of sending asylum-seekers attempting to reach Australia by boat to one of the two detention centers. The policy began ...
SATELLITES with the ability to spy on asylum seeker boats or detect threats approaching by sea are being added to Australia's ... A boat that was carrying 44 Sri Lankan asylum seekers rests on a beach in Aceh in 2016.
Australia plans to build another detention center for failed asylum ... Australia has detained asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by boat on camps in the ... Migrants who arrive by sea have been taken to the Australian-sponsored camps in ... Australians Surrender 51,000 Guns In Nationwide Amnesty ...
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has turned down a renewed offer from New Zealand to resettle ... Under a controversial policy, Australia refuses to take in any asylum seekers trying to reach its territories unofficially by boat.
Australia holds asylum seekers arriving by boat in camps on PNG's Manus Island and the small Pacific nation of Nauru. The Manus Island ...
Australia's asylum boat turnbacks are illegal and risk lives, UN told ... Australia's “push-backs” of asylum seeker boats are illegal under international law and “may ... The Australian government was accused of engaging in ...
The Australian government has said that the Manus center will close by Oct. ... Asylum seekers who attempted to reach Australia by boat have ...
Australia has a policy of sending asylum-seekers attempting to reach Australia by boat to one of the two detention centers. The policy began ...


 

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