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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia probes detention of asylum-seeker children

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia’s human rights watchdog launched an inquiry on Monday into the detention of children under punitive government policies banishing asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to remote Pacific camps. Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, said the probe would examine the impact of mandatory detention on more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1419845/australia-probes-detention-asylum-seeker-children
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1305630/protesters-heckle-australian-leaders
  3. Business - Money

    AXA in talks to sell Hong Kong Mandatory Provident Fund unit

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... in Hong Kong, said people with knowledge of the matter. AXA was seeking about US$400 million for the Mandatory Provident Fund business, two of the people said, asking not to be identified because ... it was the largest foreign property and casualty insurer in Asia outside of Japan and Australia. Manulife, the second-largest manager of MPF funds in Hong Kong, and Sun Life gained share at the expense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1590512/axa-talks-sell-hong-kong-mandatory-provident-fund
  4. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Australia's asylum policy ‘draconian’, Human Rights Watch report says

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Australia’s mandatory detention of those arriving in the country without a visa. “The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has repeatedly expressed concern regarding the mandatory ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Respected rights group criticises Australia for its policy towards asylum seekers Australia has damaged its human rights record by persistently undercutting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1411033/australias-asylum-policy-draconian-human-rights-watch-report-says
  5. 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 ... said in a statement. Australia uses detention centres in Nauru and on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea to process would-be refugees sent there after trying to get to Australia, often in unsafe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485859/dengue-outbreak-australias-pacific-island-refugee-detention-centre-sparks
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ..., but neither country had the equivalent of Australia’s preventative detention orders. Under such orders, suspected terrorists can be held for up to 14 days without charge. The suspects aren’t allowed ... being diverted by an issue that is nothing but a red herring.” ASIO’s Secretary General Duncan Lewis, who took over Australia’s top domestic spy agency last week, said torture was contrary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1597895/australia-prohibit-secret-service-torture-terrorism-suspects
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1149406/coach-slams-drug-probe-australian-rugby-league-teams
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1145901/aftershocks-hamper-relief-tsunami-hit-solomons
  9. Asylum seekers abused in HK, group alleges

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Asylum seekers face physical and psychological abuse in Hong Kong detention centres as part of government tactics to force them out of the city, a concern group says. The Society for Community Organisation, after interviewing former inmates from immigration holding centres, said people fleeing political persecution overseas faced 'torture' in detention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591884/asylum-seekers-abused-hk-group-alleges
  10. Two freed as hunger strike continues

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Two hunger-striking asylum seekers from a Tuen Mun detention centre have been freed, as human rights groups and a legislator step up pressure on the government to release ... said. The other asylum seeker released on bail yesterday had been detained for a month. 'I came to Hong Kong for protection but they kept me with the criminals. It's not a detention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556343/two-freed-hunger-strike-continues

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