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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Protesters heckle Australian leaders

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... showed up unannounced at a polling booth in a church, an AFP photographer said. “Free the Refugees, End mandatory detention,” read one placard referring to the government policy of detaining all ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and conservative rival Tony Abbott were both raucously heckled by refugee advocates on Saturday as Australia voted ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - DOPING

    Coach slams drug probe into Australian rugby league teams

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 03:31pm by Reuters in Melbourne, Australia

    ... Reuters in Melbourne, Australia The handling of anti-doping investigations involving six Australian rugby league clubs has been labelled an embarrassment and a disgrace by the head coach ... intelligence unit have sent shockwaves in Australia, long proud of its image as a nation that plays fair. The naming of the NRL clubs followed the release of an Australian Crime Commission report last ...

  3. News - Asia - SOLOMONS

    Aftershocks hamper relief in tsunami-hit Solomons

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:09am by Associated Press in Sydney, Australia

    ... A strong aftershock rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, hampering relief efforts to tsunami-ravaged villages and forcing the South Pacific nation’s prime minister to forgo a visit to the stricken area where nine deaths have been confirmed. Prime Minist ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    UN watchdog slams Australia over refugee detentions

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 02:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Australia broke global human rights rules by denying a group of refugees from Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Kuwait a chance to challenge their detention, imposed ... of boat-people in centre stage. “Australia’s indefinite detention of 46 recognised refugees on security grounds amounted to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, inflicting serious psychological harm ...

  5. News - Asia - BOATPEOPLE

    Australia sends first asylum-seekers to PNG as policy takes effect

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 11:57am by AFP

    ... for receiving and processing asylum-seekers. “These include a lack of national capacity and expertise in processing, and poor physical conditions within open-ended, mandatory and arbitrary detention ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney The first asylum-seekers to be sent to Papua New Guinea under Australia’s hardline new boatpeople policy arrived on Thursday, with the government declaring ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    UN ‘troubled’ by Australia’s Papua New Guinea boatpeople plan

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... from Australia,” it said. “These include a lack of national capacity and expertise in processing, and poor physical conditions within open-ended, mandatory and arbitrary detention settings. ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney The United Nations on Friday said it was “troubled” by Australia’s decision to send asylum-seekers arriving by boat to Papua New Guinea given that conditions ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia posts code of conduct for asylum-seekers

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Asylum-seekers face welfare payment cuts, cancelled visas or detention if they breach code Asylum-seekers living in Australia face having their welfare ... “If your visa is cancelled, you will be returned to immigration detention and may be transferred to an offshore processing centre.” Australia opened offshore processing centres in Papua New ...

  8. Business - Companies

    'Detention' puts hold on General Moly loan

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 10:41am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York US firm seeks to clarify report that chairman of Sichuan Hanlong is in Chinese custody 'Detention' puts hold on General Moly loan General Moly, owner ... is seeking clarification from Sichuan Hanlong Group about the reported detention of Liu Han, Colorado-based General Moly said in a statement. The stock fell 14 per cent to US$2.37 on Wednesday ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Baby dies as migrant ship sinks in Indian Ocean

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 03:25pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ...  A baby boy is dead and eight people are missing after a boat carrying asylum seekers from Indonesia to Australia began sinking in the Indian Ocean. Australian Home Affairs Minister Jason ... territory 500km south of Jakarta, Indonesia, and is home to a detention centre for asylum seekers. The boat was carrying people from Iran, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Officials recovered the body ...

  10. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Zimbabwe's envoy in Australia requests asylum as posting ends

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Zimbabwe envoy seeks asylum over safety fears Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia has asked Canberra for asylum, lashing out at her country's ... of Zimbabwe... and for people like me, who were appointed by the ex-prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai." Zwambila said she was seeking a protection visa from Australia so she could stay ...




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