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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian senator smuggles ‘pipe bomb’ into parliament to show security risk

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Senator smuggles 'pipe bomb' into parliament A veteran Australian senator has brought what he said could be a pipe bomb to the national parliament to demonstrate his view that new security regulations for the building are unsafe. Senator Bill Heffernan, a member of the ruling conservative Liberal Party, held up the pipe yesterday and what appeared ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia customs upheaval over Sydney airport graft

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 11:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia announced an overhaul of its customs service on Thursday after eight people were arrested in a corruption investigation linked to an alleged drugs ring at Sydney airport. “I am working on major structural and cultu ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Delegates at Australian Aids conference seek asylum

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

    ... refugee conventions have become a tool to facilitate people-smuggling "death voyages", Morrison said yesterday. Under laws aimed at stopping migrants reaching Australia by boat, asylum ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    New asylum seeker controversy strains Australia-Indonesia relations

    Posted May 07th 2014, 12:47pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... allegations, maintaining his government’s policy of keeping such operations against people smuggling secret. If true, opposition lawmakers argue that the transfer of foreigners to another boat amounted ... people-smuggling laws if the additional passengers had been added in Australian waters. “There may be crucial distinction between, on the one hand, simply pushing back a boat which has appeared ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    13 dead, dozens missing as boat sinks en route to Australia

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 11:18am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... and dozens missing after a suspected people-smuggling boat sank off Australia’s remote Christmas Island, authorities said Sunday. Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said aerial surveillance ... coastline. HMAS Warramunga had also been diverted to assist another suspected people-smuggling boat off Christmas Island, which issued a distress call to Australian police overnight, Clare said. ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Steamroller yields A$237m China drugs haul

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Steamroller yields A$237m drugs haul Australian police said yesterday they had seized cocaine and methamphetamine worth A$237 million (HK$1.9 billion) shipped from China and hidden in a steamroller. Two men, a 33-year-old Am ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian police arrest five alleged people smugglers

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 05:41pm by AP

    ... Police Assistant Commissioner Steve Lancaster said. Police were targeting the kingpins of people smuggling syndicates involved in the planning or facilitation of up to 132 boats bringing asylum ... appeared in court. Afghan asylum seeker Barkat Ali Wahide, 31, was charged in the Perth Magistrates Court in Western Australia with people smuggling between January and May last year. He did ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia says ‘broken the back’ of people-smugglers

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney New policies targeting asylum-seekers taking boats to Australia had “broken the back” of the people-smuggling trade, Immigration Minister Tony Burke said ... and that will come, and a few more people that will take the risk, we have broken the back of the people-smuggling trade,” he told reporters. “The people-smuggling trade no longer has a product to sell.” When ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia boat arrivals slow as Indonesia arrests smugglers

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 05:53pm by AFP

    ... is what makes the difference,” Morrison said in a weekly briefing. The policies include turning back people-smuggling boats to Indonesia and plans to pre-emptively buy up rickety fishing vessels ... of stopping the boats.” At the same briefing, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus said co-operation with Indonesia had resulted in 17 people-smuggling attempts being halted since ...




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