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Australian PM under fire over asylum policies
Tony Abbott accused by opposition of "back-pedalling" on his hardline asylum-seeker policies during visit to Indonesia.
Last updated: 02 Oct 2013 05:05 GMT
Abbott sworn in as Australia's PM
Leader immediately orders scrapping of carbon tax and vows to turn back asylum-seeker boats after ceremony.
Last updated: 18 Sep 2013 02:37 GMT
Australian election rivals face off in debate
Immigration and economy figure prominently as prime minister Rudd has first debate of campaign with challenger.
Last updated: 11 Aug 2013 19:28 GMT
Australia plans to scrap carbon tax
Key greenhouse gas emitter to replace fixed price on emissions with floating rate a year earlier than planned.
Last updated: 14 Jul 2013 08:10 GMT
Australia prepares island immigration camp
Plans afoot to send asylum-seekers to tiny nation of Nauru later this week to deter them from making the sea voyage.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2012 11:20 GMT
Australian MPs back asylum-centres plan
Lower house of parliament backs law enabling processing of asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
Last updated: 15 Aug 2012 08:59 GMT
Australian navy rescues 211 asylum seekers
Sri Lankans, Iranians, Afghans and Pakistanis were among those rescued after boat alerted trouble off Indonesian coast.
Last updated: 10 Aug 2012 03:39 GMT
More feared dead in Indonesia ship sinking
Eight dead and up to 20 missing after boat carrying migrants from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan sank off Java's coast.
Last updated: 02 Nov 2011 11:51 GMT
Australian court blocks Malaysia refugee swap
High Court blocks government's plan to send asylum-seekers to Malaysia in exchange for resettling 4,000 of its refugees.
Last updated: 31 Aug 2011 05:31 GMT
Fire in Australian immigration centre
Incident comes ahead of a final ruling by high court on the legality of a pending immigrant swap deal with Malaysia.
Last updated: 31 Aug 2011 02:17 GMT
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