Police have caught two escapees in jungle near the Christmas Island detention centre, 24 hours after the Immigration Department claimed everyone was 'accounted for.'
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The former manager of the Christmas Island detention centre wrote to his boss at Serco five months before last week's riots, urging the company to hire more staff to tackle security and safety failures at the overcrowded facility.
The Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen, has warned that 200 asylum seekers involved in violent protests on Christmas Island may have their visas revoked or blocked on character grounds, even if it had already been found they were genuine refugees.
Western Australia's corruption watchdog is conducting a potentially explosive investigation into the delivery of English language tests used to substantiate competency for permanent residency, work and student visas.