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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... in a victory for critics of Canberra's border policies. A late-night interim injunction on Monday temporarily halted the transfer of the would-be refugees from the boat, which until now Australia ... The UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, said it was "deeply concerned" by the developments, although it did not have enough information about how the Sri Lankans were screened to determine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549946/australian-high-court-blocks-return-153-refugees-sri-lanka
  2. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    UNHCR 'concern' over Australia's handling of Sri Lankan refugees

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... concern' on fate of refugees The UN has expressed "profound concern" over reports Australia is screening Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea and sending them back. Prime Minister Tony Abbott ... in Australian waters. Under its policy of not commenting on "operational matters", Canberra has refused to confirm the boats exist, sparking criticism from the UN refugee agency UNHCR. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546699/unhcr-concern-over-australias-handling-sri-lankan-refugees
  3. 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 ...

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

    Delegates at Australian Aids conference seek asylum

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... delegates to an international Aids conference held in Melbourne last month fear returning home and will seek asylum in Australia, refugee and welfare agencies said yesterday. HomeGround Services, ... they think they can survive in their countries of origin, or whether they should try to survive by getting refugee protection in Australia." Australia's immigration minister Scott Morrison ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566494/delegates-australian-aids-conference-seek-asylum
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Sri Lankan asylum seeker group to be taken to the Australian mainland

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:36pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... in the Indian Ocean in late June. Australia handed over the passengers from the first boat to the Sri Lankan government after their refugee claims were assessed at sea and rejected, sparking protests ... he said. Morrison refused to say where the asylum seekers will be taken in Australia. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, criticised Australia for its decision to return the asylum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558985/sri-lankan-asylum-seeker-group-be-taken-australian-mainland
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia offering asylum seekers up to A$10,000 to return to home country

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... if they voluntarily return to their home country, a report said yesterday, prompting outrage from refugee campaigners. Those returning to Lebanon from detention centres on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and the tiny Pacific state of Nauru were offered the highest amount, A$10,000. Iranians and Sudanese were given A$7,000 if they dropped bids for refugee status, Afghans A$4,000 and those from Pakistan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538008/australia-offering-asylum-seekers-a10000-return-home-country
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM Tony Abbott under pressure over refugee ‘back-pedal’

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 04:21pm by AFP

    ... of information about refugee boats to a weekly briefing, even when a vessel sank last week off Indonesia, killing at least 39 people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1322867/australian-pm-tony-abbott-under-pressure-over-refugee-back-pedal
  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian opposition pledges refugee savings

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 03:57pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... lawyers and migration agents to advise refugee seekers on lodging asylum claims and appealing rejections of the claims. “There is no provision under the [United Nations] Refugee Convention which ... many refugee claims denied by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) were overturned on appeal. “It’s clear that DIAC assessors make mistakes in their first assessments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1300875/australian-opposition-pledges-refugee-savings
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1298562/un-watchdog-slams-australia-over-refugee-detentions
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia finds half of asylum seekers held in Papua New Guinea camp genuine

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... New Guinea are genuine refugees. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison made the admission when announcing Australia would create a new border protection agency merging operations from ... decisions on 1,200 asylum seekers held on Manus Island had been made this week. He did not say how many refugee applications had been determined, but said there had been "both positive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508537/australia-finds-half-asylum-seekers-held-papua-new-guinea-camp-genuine

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