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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Refugees held in Australia's detention centres on Nauru island infected by Dengue fever as opposition figures call for greater oversight An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia awards HK$8.35b asylum seeker centre contract amid controversy

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:47pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australian management firm Transfield Services has won a A$1.2 billion (HK$8.35 billion) contract to run the country’s two troubled Pacific island immigration detention centres. The centres on the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus island have been plagued by security and infrastructure problems and have been criticised by human ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia publishes identities of 10,000 asylum seekers, raising safety concerns

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:00pm by Reuters

    ... detention centres in Papua New Guinea and on the tiny Pacific island of Nauru to process would-be refugees sent there after trying to get to Australia, often in unsafe boats after paying people smugglers in Indonesia. An asylum seeker was killed and at least 77 injured on Monday in the second riot this week at the Papua New Guinea facility on Manus island, leading to calls from critics ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Schapelle Corby, the drug mule whose story captivated millions in Australia

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... by millions of Australians. They were also the start of a national obsession with the beauty school dropout. As she left jail on the resort island of Bali on Monday on parole, camera crews ... have been jailed on the resort island for drugs offences- notably members of the heroin-smuggling gang known as the "Bali Nine"- none has attracted the same attention as Corby. Her ...

  5. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Asylum seeker charged over 'bomb on plane' scare in Australia

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... has been charged over an alleged incident on a flight to Australia's Christmas Island, police said yesterday, with reports that he claimed to have a bomb. The incident came as a senator said a "large number" of detainees on Christmas Island had launched a hunger strike, with some sewing their lips together in protest at the length of time they were being kept ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia probes detention of asylum-seeker children

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:25pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of detaining asylum-seekers arriving by boat on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island- a policy aimed at deterring dangerous people-smuggling journeys from Indonesia. Hundreds of asylum-seekers ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia refuses to comment on asylum seeker lifeboat policy report

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 12:59pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... islands. Australia was buying 16 engine-powered and enclosed lifeboats – similar to those carried by cruise ships and oil tankers – for border protection boats to carry as an alternative ... their ships being turned back to Indonesia by Australian border protection crews. By putting asylum seekers into safe lifeboats and sending them back to Indonesian islands, Australia is likely to risk ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia tightens secrecy over ‘success’ in blocking asylum seekers

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33pm by Reuters

    ... asylum seekers, including media reports this week of a hunger strike an immigration detention centre on Christmas Island. Human rights groups have for years chronicled incidents of self-harm, ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Packed boat capsizes near remote Australian island

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 01:17pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... officials said on Wednesday. The boat rolled over Tuesday in choppy seas 125km north of Christmas Island, Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare told reporters. The Australian island is 500km south ... Commander of Australia’s Border Protection Command. The navy ships instead began escorting the boat to Christmas Island, where Australia operates a detention camp for asylum seekers. Several hours ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No Australia climbdown on China criticism

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 02:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia refused on Thursday to back down from criticism of China’s newly-declared air defence identification zone, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott proclaiming a right to “speak our mind”. Australia on Tuesday summoned China’s ambassador to voice opposition to the zone over the East China Sea, which includes Japan-administered islands ...




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