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Immigration Department breached privacy of 9,250 asylum seekers by publishing their details online

The privacy commissioner finds the Department of Immigration guilty of breaching the privacy of 9,250 asylum seekers in an online bungle. Full News here – Government And Politics RSS Feed from 702 ABC Sydney

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Asylum seekers say they were raped and tortured after Australia sent them back to Sri Lanka

One asylum seeker alleges she was gang-raped by Sri Lankan military officials after her refugee claim was rejected. When she tried to escape to Australia again, she says Customs officials interviewed her by satellite phone and sent her back again. Full News here – The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines

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Brain-dead asylum seeker dies: govt

THE family of a brain-dead asylum seeker have given consent to turn his life support off, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | National Breaking News

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Five sailors on ‘burned hands’ boat deny asylum seekers were harmed during tow-back

Denials contradict statement of alleged victims who say navy personnel deliberately held three men’s hands to a hot exhaust pipe. Full News here – The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines

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Boat asylum seekers to claim compensation

ASYLUM seekers who spent three weeks in detention at sea before their transfer to WA’s Curtin detention centre are to seek compensation for their ordeal. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | National Breaking News

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Asylum seekers coming on our soil

THE first asylum seekers to reach Australia in seven months will be interviewed by Indian officials who will decide which passengers go back to India. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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Fears asylum seeker deal not ‘legal’

A REFUGEE lawyer has questioned the federal government’s deal with India over 157 asylum seekers held on a customs vessel, saying it might not be “legal”. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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Door closed to asylum seekers

THE Federal Government has struck a new asylum seeker deal which could see up to two thirds of the 157 people stranded at sea for three weeks aboard an Australian customs boat returned to India. Full News here – Daily Telegraph | NSW and ACT

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Asylum seekers complain as iPhones are confiscated

ASYLUM seekers returned to Sri Lanka have complained that Australian authorities confiscated their iPhones, credit cards and even a digital camera. Full News here – Daily Telegraph | NSW and ACT

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Asylum seekers complain as iPhones are confiscated

ASYLUM seekers returned to Sri Lanka have complained that Australian authorities confiscated their iPhones, credit cards and even a digital camera. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | NSW/ACT

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Human Rights Commission president talks about the stand-off over Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, talks to Sarah Ferguson about Sri Lankan asylum seekers and the High Court challenge Full News here – Community And Society RSS Feed from 702 ABC Sydney

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Contact lost with asylum boat

THE fate of a leaking boat carrying asylum seekers bound for Christmas Island is unknown after refugee advocates lost contact with the vessel. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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Leaky asylum boat on the way

A BOAT carrying 153 Tamil asylum seekers is heading towards Christmas Island and has sprung an oil leak, according to refugee activists. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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Legal action on asylum boat disaster

THE federal government is facing legal action over an asylum seeker boat disaster off Christmas Island in which 50 people died. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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Asylum seeker treatment ‘shameful’

THE doctor who exposed claims of substandard medical care for asylum seekers has slammed authorities for what he calls a failure to act. Full News here – NEWS.com.au | The Nation

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