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Iranian asylum seekers who were caught in Indonesian waters while sailing to Australia, sit on a boat, at Benoa port in Bali, Indonesia, earlier this year. Pic: AP.

Australia to send refugees to Papua New Guinea

By Sat, Jul 20, 2013 9:39AM UTC Comments Off Iranian asylum seekers who were caught in Indonesian waters while sailing to Australia, sit on a boat, at Benoa port in Bali, Indonesia, earlier this year. Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister warned Friday that all refugees who arrive in the country by boat will be resettled on the island nation of Papua New Guinea, a policy shift that rights groups immediately condemned. The move, described by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as “very hard line,” aims to deter an escalating...

Nauru asylum-seeker protest leaves several hurt

By Sat, Jul 20, 2013 9:23AM UTC Comments Off

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A protest at an Australian-run immigration detention camp in Nauru turned violent Friday with several asylum seekers and guards injured in a rock-throwing riot, officials and a witness said. Around 150 asylum seekers were involved in the unrest on the tiny Pacific atoll country, Australia’s Immigration Department said in a statement....

Inner Mongolian asylum seekers shunned by ‘outer’ politics

By Mon, Jun 24, 2013 3:23PM UTC Comments Off Inner Mongolian asylum seekers shunned by ‘outer’ politics

President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj has been described as the “Ambassador for Mongolia” by local journalists for his ability to spread awareness of the country’s growing democracy abroad. He turned a social guffaw captured in September 22, 2011, where his face was obscured by President Barack Obama’s hand during a group photo of democratic leaders taken at...

Australia punishes children in immigration prisons

By Fri, Mar 15, 2013 8:44AM UTC Comments Off ChilOut Youth Ambassadors along with 4 other child detainees from around the world presented their stories to more than 25 Governments and 5 key UN agencies. (Photo: ChilOut Revived FB)

……Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right to life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. – Brad Pitt Hollywood actor Brad Pitt never visited Manus Island, but if he does, he will probably reiterate what he said...

Australia to ban Muslim immigration?

By Fri, Feb 15, 2013 8:07AM UTC 2 Comments RUAP candidate Daniel Nalliah with Lord Christopher Monckton during the party launch. (Photo: RUAP)

As political campaigns for this year’s federal election kicked off, an unorthodox political party emerged to attack Muslim immigration and multiculturalism. Sri Lankan-born Pentecostal Pastor Daniel Nalliah launched his Rise Up Australia Party (RUAP) early this week to unite and urge Australians to protect “Australian way of life” which he said is being destroyed by Muslim immigrants. The slogan: “ Keep...

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