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Afghans still trying to get to Australia despite re-opening of Nauru camp

12:20 15/10/2012
The re-opening of processing centres on Nauru and Manus, Papua New Guinea, by the Australian government will not deter people of the Hazara ethnic grouping in Afghanistan from attempting to reach...

Opening of Nauru refugee centre fails to stop boats arriving in Australia

17:50 03/10/2012
The opening of Australia's detention centre on Nauru has failed to stop asylum seekers from making the dangerous sea voyage towards Australian waters. The Australian government announced that it was...

Australians question validity of Sri Lankan asylum claims

11:43 26/09/2012
Australian politicians have questioned the validity of asylum claims made by Sri Lankan nationals after 16 Sri Lankan nationals held on Christmas Island were sent back to Sri Lanka at their own...

Australia to send first group of asylum seekers to Nauru 'this week'

16:53 11/09/2012
Australian immigration minister Chris Bowen has said that the first group of refugees who have travelled to Australia hoping to seek asylum will be sent to the re-opened refugee camp on Nauru this...

100 feared dead as Australia-bound boat sinks off Indonesia

15:48 03/09/2012
It is feared that 100 people have died after a wooden boat sank in the sea off the Indonesian island of Java on Wednesday 29th August 2012. It is believed that the boat contained asylum seekers, many...

Australian unions oppose mass visa application

9:25 23/08/2012
An application to grant temporary work visas to 2,062 foreign skilled workers has been submitted to the Australian government. The workers would work in Australian resources projects The application...

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