'By boat, no visa' ads to deter asylum seekers could cost $37m
The campaign details were revealed by the auditor general in response to independent senator Nick Xenophon's concerns
Asylum Solutions: saving money with a more humane response
The major political parties in Australia are engaged in a competition to outdo each other in their promises to mistreat boat people. The theory is that this will deter others from seeking protection here…
Fears held for asylum seekers in wake of Nauru riots
Refugee advocates are concerned for the safety of asylum seekers in Nauru after large-scale riots at the island's detention centre late last month. Yesterday, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd signed a deal with Nauru's president that will see asylum seekers who arrive by boat in Australia sent to Nauru to have their claims processed and possibly resettle there. But an Asylum Seeker Resource Centre spokeswoman is worried about hostility from the local people towards asylum seekers. A fortnight ago…
Summit rugby league footballs linked to Indian child slave labour
Hundreds of children are secretly employed making balls for Australian children the same age, pressed into harmful, backbreaking labour for little more than one dollar a day.