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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. 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
  4. 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
  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 - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Anti-terror raids launched after Islamic State ordered 'demonstration killings' in Australia

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:30am by AFP

    ... raids 'foil beheading plot' Australia's largest counter-terrorism raids yesterday left 15 people in detention, and apparently foiled an alleged plot by Islamic State jihadists ... State's media unit in the Middle East, where it would be released to the public. The raids came barely a week after Australia boosted the terror threat level to "high" for the first time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595244/anti-terror-raids-aimed-preventing-random-violence-public-australia-says
  7. 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
  8. News - World - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Detained Sri Lankan refugees arrive in Australia amid legal challenge

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Sri Lankan refugees arrive in Australia A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has arrived at a detention camp in Australia, government officials said yesterday. The asylum seekers had been held at sea by authorities for almost a month, sparking a legal challenge. Their interception and detention has spotlighted Australia's controversial policies to turn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561302/detained-sri-lankan-refugees-arrive-australia-amid-legal-challenge
  9. News - China - FOREIGN RELATIONS

    Hope but still no détente with Tokyo: analysts

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:01am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Despite signs of easing tensions, there’s no guarantee of a meeting between Xi and Abe Hope but still no détente with Tokyo: analysts Mainland analysts have expressed caution over the possible thawing in Sino-Japan ties, saying it was too early to know whether leaders on both sides would meet at a regional summit in November. High-level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1600523/hope-still-no-detente-tokyo-analysts
  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese-Australian artist to be deported after detention in Beijing

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:35am

    ... in Beijing before the 25th anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown will be deported after 15 days in custody, Australia said on Friday. Guo Jian, a former protester in the 1989 ... of the anniversary of the crackdown. “Chinese authorities have advised that Mr Guo was detained on a visa-related matter,” Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement. “We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526527/chinese-australian-artist-be-deported-after-detention-beijing

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