Senate passes offshore processing bill

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August 17, 2012 After two days of debate the Senate has passed legislation which will allow the offshore processing of asylum seekers who come by boat. The Greens put up several amendments to build in extra human rights protections and to stop asylum seekers from being held offshore for more than 12 months. They also put up amendments to review the More...

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By Admin On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Refugees must not be left to languish offshore, warns UN

August 15, 2012 THE United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has warned that asylum seekers must not be held on Nauru or Manus Island for so long that they suffer psychological damage. With the Senate today More...

Ali Reza Sadiqi says Nauru is no deterrent. Picture: Lee Griffith, The West Australian
By Admin On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Offshore policy will not stop the boats

Rebecca Trigger | The West Australian | Updated August 15, 2012 Ali Reza Sadiqi says Nauru is no deterrent. Picture: Lee Griffith, The West Australian Offshore processing will not deter asylum seekers from coming More...

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By Admin On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Their greatest risk remains their greatest hope

Michael Bachelard, West Java | August 15, 2012 AS AUSTRALIANS were digesting their countrys latest policy twist on Monday night, a group of Afghan asylum seekers clustered anxiously around their computer More...

A boat is shown carrying around 150 suspected asylum seekers before it capsized near Christmas Island on June 27, 2012. It was the second such incident in a week, highlighting Australia's struggle to stem the flow of asylum seekers. Australia said on Aug. 13, 2012, that it would send asylum seekers to the Pacific states of Nauru and Papua New Guinea to deter them from risking their lives at sea. (Reuters Photo/Australian Maritime and Safety Authority/Handout)
By Admin On Monday, August 13th, 2012
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Australia to Send Asylum Seekers to Nauru, PNG

August 13, 2012 A boat is shown carrying around 150 suspected asylum seekers before it capsized near Christmas Island on June 27, 2012. It was the second such incident in a week, highlighting Australias struggle More...

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By Admin On Thursday, July 19th, 2012
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Ruthless torturing of Hazara Asylum seekers by Indonesian Immigration officers in Tanjung Pinang detention center, Indonesia

Hazara Asylum Seekers | July 19, 2012   Tam HAS have received pictures of Hazara  Asylum Seekers who are being brutally tortured and beaten by the evil Guards in Tanjung Pinang detention center following their More...

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By Admin On Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
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Asylum-Seeker Boat Sinks En Route to Australia

Photo: AP An asylum-seeker boat carrying an estimated 150 people went down Wednesday en route to Australia’s Christmas Island, barely a week after another vessel sank in the same area, killing up to 90. “A vessel More...

Two Afghani asylum seekers seeing the sights of Sydney. They are on temporary bridging visas / Pic: Craig Greenhill Source: The Daily Telegraph
By Admin On Monday, June 11th, 2012
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Rain cant dampen a love for freedom for asylum seekers in Australia

by Gemma Jones | The Daily Telegraph | June 12, 2012 Source: The Daily Telegraph AFTER arriving in Australia on a leaky boat, these two asylum seekers were given good food and accommodation at a Queensland detention More...

Rehmatulla Behrami (Courtesy: Jalil Hazara)
By Admin On Saturday, June 9th, 2012
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Fleeing persecution, he passed away in Indonesia

Bogor, Indonesia | Hazara Asylumseekers Rehmatulla Behrami (Courtesy: Jalil Hazara) Rehmatullah Behrami – an ethnic Hazara asylum seeker and then ‘Refugee’ succumbed to death on Thursday 7th of June 2012 after More...

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By Admin On Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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Over 200,000 Afghans Leave Iran

More than 200,000 unmarried Afghan nationals have left Iran, an official of Iranian Ministry of Interior said on Monday. Mohammad Tahouri told the Mehr News Agency that the resident unmarried Afghan nationals have More...

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