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Asylum-seekers held at sea likely economic migrants: Australia

Posted by jacobo 790 days ago Australia
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A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday.

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Australia PM defends treatment of migrants held on boat -

Posted by charlon 791 days ago Australia
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Australia PM defends treatment of migrants held on boat

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Children suffering in Australian asylum-seeker camp

Posted by jacobo 794 days ago Australia
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SYDNEY: Australia's human rights commissioner on Thursday (July 24) said conditions at an asylum-seeker camp on Christmas Island have "significantly deteriorated" with children plagued by despair and suffering symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Sri Lankan migrant mistreatment claims 'offensive': Australia

Posted by jacobo 809 days ago Australia
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COLOMBO - Australia's immigration minister reacted angrily Wednesday to claims by Sri Lankan migrants that they were abused and mistreated by Australian officials while being forced home in a controversial mid-sea operation.

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Australian minister in Sri Lanka as boat crisis deepens

Posted by jacobo 809 days ago Australia
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COLOMBO - Australia's immigration minister arrived in Colombo early Wednesday as a group of Sri Lankan migrants controversially turned back by Canberra at sea said they were treated worse than dogs.

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Australia returns 41 illegal migrants to Sri Lanka

Posted by jacobo 811 days ago Australia
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The Australian Government has handed over 41 potential asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities near the Port of Batticaloa.

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Australia resettles first refugees in Nauru, Manus Isle

Posted by jacobo 856 days ago Australia
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More than 20 asylum seekers have become the first refugees to be resettled on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and Nauru as part of Australia’s boat people policies, Australian Minister of Immigration Scott Morrison said yesterday.

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Australian government seeks input on new migration plan for overseas workers

Posted by jacobo 857 days ago Australia
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The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is seeking input as part of a public consultation process on a new programme called Designated Area Migration Agreements.

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