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Australia's migrants leaving their new home in search of a better life

Posted by jaypee 487 days ago Australia
http://www.news.com.au —

The number of former migrants leaving country has doubled in just over a decade to 48,000 and last year made up more than half of all Australians moving overseas.

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Australia: asylum-seeker arrivals drop

Posted by jaypee 487 days ago Australia
http://www.iol.co.za —

Australia said on Friday that asylum-seeker arrivals had dropped to their lowest level in almost five years and there would be no “stepping back” from its hardline policy, despite tensions with Jakarta.

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Immigration department to investigate escape of 14 detainees under Serco's watch

Posted by jaypee 489 days ago Australia
http://www.abc.net.au —

The Immigration Department is refusing to confirm if a man who escaped the custody of guards in the city yesterday was also involved in an escape attempt from the Yongah Hill Detention Centre in Northam this week.

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Asylum seekers say they were tricked by navy

Posted by jaypee 495 days ago Australia
http://www.canberratimes.com.au —

Australia has for the first time used one of its new lifeboats to send a group of 56 asylum seekers back to Indonesia in a move that is likely to plunge the bilateral relationship to a new low.




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Tension Rises Between Australia and Indonesia Over Migrant Patrols

Posted by jaypee 495 days ago Australia
http://www.nytimes.com —

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian government official said Friday that the country would increase maritime security patrols following an admission by Australia of breaching Indonesia’s territorial waters this week during operations to repel boats carrying migrants. The announcement is the latest diplomatic row between the two countries over asyl

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No Asylum Seekers Reach Australian Shores in Weeks

Posted by jacobo 496 days ago Australia
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

CANBERRA, Australia — No asylum seeker has reached Australia by boat in more than three weeks, but the army general charged with ending the sea traffic of would-be refugees from Southeast Asia said Wednesday he was not yet prepared to declare victory.

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Australia tightens secrecy over ‘success’ in blocking asylum seekers

Posted by jacobo 496 days ago Australia
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Australia’s government on Wednesday touted its success in deterring asylum seekers from arriving by boat, even as it moved to further restrict access to information about its secretive immigration policies.

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Navy sailors now on 'war footing' to turn back boats

Posted by jaypee 497 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

Navy personnel carrying out border protection were quietly stripped of some workplace safety protections and obligations last month in an apparent preparation for dangerous operations such as turning back boats.

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