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  • Australia to release some children from immigration detention

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's immigration minister defended his country's tough policies on asylum seekers on Friday, saying measures including the detention of children and denial of permanent visas were needed to stop dangerous people-smuggling ventures.
  • Nauru pushes higher fees for asylum seekers sent by Australia

    The tiny nation of Nauru is pushing Australia to pay roughly $1,000 monthly for every asylum seeker it sends to the Pacific island. Australian immigration officials say the hike in visa fees is under discussion with Nauru but said it was “...

    Australia lawmakers deadlock on sending asylum-seekers elsewhere

    The horror of scores of desperate people fleeing their countries for Australia abroad rickety boats and drowning at sea has jolted Australia again. Something must be done to stop people from risking their lives, Australian politicians and pundits...

    Australian leader backs plan to deal with asylum seekers

    The Australian prime minister has thrown her backing behind a plan to send asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island of Nauru, setting the stage for Australia to reinstate a system that it abandoned under pressure from human rights...

    Scores feared dead off Java as Australia laments rush of boats

    In the dwindling days before Australia reopens island detention camps for asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by sea, as many as 100 people are feared dead on yet another sunken boat off Indonesia. Australian officials have bemoaned a recent rush...