A Vietnamese court sentenced four men to up four years in prison for arranging two illegal sea voyages to Australia for more than 60 would-be migrants, a judge said on Wednesday.Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 12:29pm
Australia's Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said aerial surveillance of a debris field of wood and life-jackets had spotted 13 bodies and a full-scale hunt was under way for survivors.9 Jun 2013 - 11:18am
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Tuesday renewed calls for a refugee swap with Malaysia to deter boatpeople after two asylum-seekers drowned in the latest tragedy at sea.26 Mar 2013 - 3:33pm
Investigations by the UN's refugee agency have confirmed that Thai authorities opened fire as they were moving Rohingya boatpeople, sparking a warning that it was now "gravely concerned" by the situation.16 Mar 2013 - 3:05am
Malaysian authorities have rescued at least 136 people believed to be ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing strife in Myanmar aboard a leaking boat with no food or water, an official said on Monday.11 Mar 2013 - 3:54pm
United Nations officials have demanded urgent explanations from Thailand over reports that its security forces shot dead up to 15 unarmed Rohingya migrants trying to flee neighbouring Myanmar.8 Mar 2013 - 4:30am
Sri Lanka's navy yesterday rescued 38 Myanmar nationals who were drifting off the island's east coast, the second batch of boatpeople to be saved in as many weeks.17 Feb 2013 - 6:22am
Australia announced on Monday plans to boost intelligence sharing with Sri Lanka to try to halt a wave of boatpeople that has seen thousands arrive illegally on its shores this year.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr, who is in Colombo for a three-day visit, said he would discuss the idea during talks with leaders on how to deal with people-smuggling.17 Dec 2012 - 12:01pm
Australia denied yesterday its policies to combat people smuggling have failed as a decision to release asylum seekers into the community with little help or support was called "a new low".
Canberra is struggling with a record influx of asylum seekers that is overwhelming its offshore camps.23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am
Boatpeople sent to PNG, says Australia22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am
A boatload of 112 ethnic Rohingya, including 55 teenagers, has been taken into custody in Thailand after their vessel landed near Phuket over the weekend.13 Nov 2012 - 2:38am
Bangladeshi rescuers on Thursday searched for 50 people still missing after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees heading for Malaysia capsized with 110 passengers on board, officials said.
Coastguards, the navy and fishermen have rescued about 60 people since the boat went down on Wednesday morning 15 kilometres off the southern district of Cox’s Bazaar.8 Nov 2012 - 6:00pm
Around 100 people are missing after another boat carrying Rohingya refugees towards Malaysia sank off Bangladesh early on Wednesday, the second such tragedy in less than a fortnight, officials said.7 Nov 2012 - 6:22pm
Australia said it remained committed to sending asylum-seekers to Malaysia for processing and insisted it is not necessary for Kuala Lumpur to be a signatory to the UN refugee convention.7 Nov 2012 - 12:22pm
Asylum seekers sent by Australia to the tiny island of Nauru entered the fifth day of a hunger strike yesterday, vowing to continue their protest indefinitely, refugee advocates said.6 Nov 2012 - 3:27am