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Australia insists it provided all appropriate assistance to an asylum-seeker boat that sank off Indonesia.
At least 20 people, mostly children, drown with scores more missing after Australia-bound boat sinks off Indonesia.
Though Australia is a nation of "boat people", both main parties have demonised refugees and asylum seekers.
Angry over federal intervention in the Northern Territory, indigenous voters could sway upcoming polls.
At least 106 suspected asylum seekers recovered from water after boat capsized north of Christmas Island.
Al Jazeera gets exclusive access to Christmas Island where hundreds of asylum seekers languish.
"Stop the boats" policy says asylum seekers who arrived in country on or after July 19 will be deported.
Immigration and economy figure prominently as prime minister Rudd has first debate of campaign with challenger.
Protesters rally for migrant rights, but tough 'boat-people' policy proves popular in political party polling.
Police escort asylum-seekers to Manus Island processing centre under controversial new agreement.
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