THE Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has won support at the ALP national conference to embrace offshore processing.

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03rd Dec. 2011 3:12 PM

ALAA Al-Fatlawee has seen and experienced more tragedy and pain in his life than anyone should.


16th Dec. 2011 7:12 AM

LANGUAGE barriers are the most confronting for refugees desperate to make a life in Australia.

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19th June 2012 10:06 AM

THE Federal Government has declared victory in the war on asylum seekers after finding an excuse to lock them up somewhere...

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22nd Aug. 2012 6:08 PM

AUSTRALIA will accept up to 20,000 refugees every year from 2012-13 after the Federal Government agreed to increase its...

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23rd Aug. 2012 6:08 PM

AN AUSTRALIAN surf charter boat has stumbled across a boatload of stranded Sri Lankan refugees trying to get to...

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31st Aug. 2012 5:08 AM

AS MORE than 70 asylum seekers were discovered and transferred to Christmas Island on the weekend, hundreds were continuing...

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04th Nov. 2012 5:11 PM

ELEVEN Indonesian men boarded an Oil and Gas Installation vessel without permission near Ashmore Island on Wednesday.

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24th Jan. 2013 7:01 PM

CHILD refugees being detained on Australia’s temporary offshore processing centre on Manus Island must be urgently...

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05th Feb. 2013 6:02 AM

A BOAT carrying at least 33 Vietnamese asylum seekers was caught by Indonesian authorities after running aground in rough...

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10th March 2013 1:03 PM

A BOAT carrying 48 asylum seekers and one crew member was picked up north east of Christmas Island, Border Protection...

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14th March 2013 8:03 PM

WHEN a camping franchise offered Coolum inventor Simon Doble a multi-million-dollar deal for his illuminated tent pole, he...

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20th April 2013 5:04 AM

MILLIONS of Syrian refugees face food rationing and cutbacks to critical medical programmes.

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06th May 2013 6:05 AM

REFUGEES who arrive on the Australian mainland can now be sent to offshore detention centre, with the Senate voting down...

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16th May 2013 2:05 PM

NEW laws to excise the Australian mainland from the international refugee convention will discriminate against the most...

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17th May 2013 4:05 PM

THE vast majority of the more than 7400 asylum-seekers who arrived in Australia by boat in the March quarter were genuine...

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20th May 2013 6:05 PM

DELAYS in processing asylum-seeker claims found to be a key factor in suicide and self-harm in Australia's immigration...

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21st May 2013 4:05 PM

TALIB Abdul Khaliq was walking home from school when a water tank packed with a massive bomb exploded only five minutes...

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18th June 2013 7:06 AM

MORE than 23,000 people were forced to flee conflicts around the world every day last year.

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19th June 2013 6:06 PM

THE removal of children from Manus Island because of poor conditions is proof the Government was “never serious about...

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23rd June 2013 12:06 PM

A SHORTAGE of low-cost suitable accommodation will see a Deagon nursing home used to house refugees and asylum seekers from...

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26th June 2013 9:06 AM

THERE is a political context to this statement as the government grapples with its perceived weakness on asylum seeker...

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03rd July 2013 6:07 AM

REFUGEES who reach Christmas Island or the Australian mainland will now be shipped directly to Papua New Guinea, after...

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20th July 2013 5:07 AM

THE Labor caucus endorsed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s plan to send all refugees to Papua New Guinea as 81 new arrivals were...

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22nd July 2013 5:07 PM

DOZENS of asylum seekers remain missing, feared dead, as Indonesian authorities search for up to 150 survivors after a...

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24th July 2013 2:07 PM

THE United Nations Refugee Agency says Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's PNG solution on refugees will leave vulnerable people...

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26th July 2013 11:07 AM

THE Greens have called on the major parties to adopt the approach of former prime minister Malcolm Fraser in dealing with...

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01st Aug. 2013 5:08 AM

IMMIGRATION Minister Tony Burke says the first transfer of asylum-seekers to Manus Island will show people smugglers they...

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01st Aug. 2013 12:08 PM

The first group of 40 people have arrived in Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, on August 1, formally bringing into effect the...

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01st Aug. 2013 1:08 PM

A SECOND group of asylum seekers has been transferred to Manus Island under the government’s settlement deal with Papua New...

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02nd Aug. 2013 12:08 PM

A THIRD group of asylum-seekers has been sent to PNG as Opposition Leader Tony Abbott warned the arrival of the 50,000th...

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06th Aug. 2013 11:08 AM

MORE than 30,000 refugees living in Australia will be denied permanent settlement and have their appeal rights stripped...

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16th Aug. 2013 4:08 PM

THE Greens have leapt on a poll revealing most Australian voters don’t support either major party’s stance on refugees.

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19th Aug. 2013 1:08 PM

THE political deal which is already sending hundreds of refugees to Papua New Guinea may face a legal challenge, but the...

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20th Aug. 2013 2:08 PM

FOR 20 years, Vivianne Dawalibi supported the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and solved problems with...

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06th Oct. 2013 6:10 AM

THE federally-funded Australian Human Rights Commission has attacked the government’s own policies.

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22nd Oct. 2013 4:10 PM

TONY Abbott's government capitulated to Indonesia on Friday night, ordering a Customs boat with up to 63 refugees on board...

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09th Nov. 2013 12:11 PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed Australia will give two Bay class patrol boats to Sri Lanka to help combat people...

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18th Nov. 2013 6:11 AM

THE Federal Government should pour more money into foreign aid to prevent a potential flow of refugees getting on boats to...

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26th Nov. 2013 3:11 PM

REFUGEES planning to come to Australia can expect to be held in conditions that do not meet international standards of...

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27th Nov. 2013 4:11 PM

THE Department of Immigration is guilty of having broken international law when it locked up eight adults and a boy.

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11th Dec. 2013 4:12 PM

THE Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Australia has turned back it's first boat.

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08th Jan. 2014 12:01 PM

THE Australian Government will not confirm or deny reports that a Navy vessel turned back an Indonesian people smuggling...

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08th Jan. 2014 1:01 PM

AUSTRALIA could be breaching international laws by forcing boats carrying asylum seekers back to Indonesian waters.

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12th Jan. 2014 6:01 AM

THE birth of his daughter Lucy has renewed Member for Fairfax Clive Palmer’s commitment to help refugees and their...

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12th Jan. 2014 6:01 AM

INFRASTRUCTURE, health and social services must be in place before a plan to channel immigrants and refugees to regional...

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21st Jan. 2014 6:01 AM

AN academic, who has spent the past three years researching migrants and refugees believes a plan to send to rural areas...


25th Jan. 2014 5:01 AM

A BRISBANE refugee volunteer group is attempting to raise funds from crowd sourcing to beat rises in the cost of using...

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27th Jan. 2014 7:01 AM

THE Australian Government has been accused of "criminalising everyday behaviour" after threatening to deport asylum seekers...

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02nd Feb. 2014 10:02 AM

BUDDIES refugee support group has blasted the Federal Government’s latest cartoon anti-boat campaign and website as awful...

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15th Feb. 2014 5:02 AM