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Refugees

Manus Island: Fears of violence as PNG forces enter

Security forces storm former Australian detention camp to remove hundreds of refugees refusing for weeks to leave.

Manus Island: Fears of violence as PNG forces enter

Refugees

Humanitarian emergency at 'Australia's Guantanamo'

Protests and criticism drive up pressure on conservative government as 600 refugees hold out on Manus Island.

Humanitarian emergency at 'Australia's Guantanamo'

Human Rights

Australia: 'She died because she was a black woman'

Inquest into the death of Aboriginal woman in police custody underscores Australia's indigenous imprisonment problem.

Australia: 'She died because she was a black woman'

Labour

Questions raised over Australia work-for-welfare scheme

Australia's plan to make welfare recipients work for their government payments goes under the microscope.

Questions raised over Australia work-for-welfare scheme

Business & Economy

Uber drives home defiance amid Australia crackdown

Global ride-sharing company Uber has faced growing legal pressure in Australia but continues to steer its course.

Uber drives home defiance amid Australia crackdown

Refugees

#RefugeesWelcome: Australians demand a softer stance

Candlelight vigils are drawing large crowds of supporters urging government compassion for desperate refugees.

#RefugeesWelcome: Australians demand a softer stance

Politics

Australia by-election could dictate PM's fate

This month's local vote is viewed as a litmus test on Tony Abbott's leadership of the beleaguered Liberal Party.

Australia by-election could dictate PM's fate

Human Rights

Locking up Aboriginal children in Western Australia

Young Aboriginal people in the state of Western Australia are 53 times more likely to be detained than peers.

Locking up Aboriginal children in Western Australia

Asia Pacific

Desalination plants key to Perth water security

Constant drought risk has pushed the dry city of Western Australia to become a world leader in water management.

Desalination plants key to Perth water security

Prostitution

Australia: The fight to decriminalise prostitution

While other states have legalised sex work, South Australia still has some of the most repressive laws on the books.

Australia: The fight to decriminalise prostitution

Crime

Crime and punishment: Women in Australian prison

Incarceration rates have surged with critics saying prisons are failing to rehabilitate and reintegrate offenders.

Crime and punishment: Women in Australian prison

Human Rights

Stopping migrant boats Australia style

Australian PM Abbott urges the EU to take a tougher stance on migrants after hundreds drown in the Mediterranean.

Stopping migrant boats Australia style