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B. 2016-02-13 Australian hospital refuses to discharge asylum baby Lady Cilento Hospita, Brisbane, Queensland
C. 2015-01-27 Asylum group 'legally held at sea' Australia
D. 2015-01-19 Asylum stand-off 'broken' Manus Island, Papua New Guinea
E. 2014-07-04 Australia in row over Tamil refugees Australia
F. 2014-01-08 PM Tony Abbott defends asylum policy 'closed book' Australia
2013-09-07 Abbott vows quick action on asylum Australia
H. 2013-08-15 Australia opposition's new asylum measures Australia
I. 2013-07-19 Australia to block boat people - PM Australia

  Asylum group 'legally held at sea' Map of Sri Lanka Australia
Australian hospital refuses to discharge asylum baby Map of Lady Cilento Hospita Brisbane Australia

year 2016 Top ^

  Queensland: Protesters have gathered at an Australian hospital to support doctors that have refused to discharge a baby facing deportation to a detention camp

year 2015 Top ^

  Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lanka asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court has found

   Papua New Guinea: Australian leader Tony Abbott says an asylum-seeker protest at an offshore detention camp has been 'broken'

year 2014 Top ^

Jul.6 Australia admits returning migrants
   Sri Lanka: Australia has confirmed it has returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea Jul.4 Australia in row over Tamil refugees  Australia is refusing to comment on the fate of more than 200 Tamil asylum seekers reportedly intercepted at sea to the north-west of the country Jan.8 PM Tony Abbott defends asylum policy 'closed book'  Abbott has defended what critics have described as government secrecy over asylum policy

year 2013 Top ^

Sep.7 Abbott vows quick action on asylum
  PM-elect Tony Abbott has said his top priorities are to abolish a tax on carbon emissions and to stop asylum-seekers arriving by boat
Aug.15 Australia opposition's new asylum measures  Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott has unveiled more tough asylum plans, three weeks from the election Jul.19 Australia to block boat people - PM   Asylum-seekers arriving by boat will no longer be resettled in Australia but will go to Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced

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Aug.12 Asylum panel recommends offshore processing
  Australia should set up offshore centres for asylum seekers in Nauru and Papua New Guinea, and 'pursue' a refugee agreement with Malaysia

year 2011 Top ^

Sep.11 Australia to pursue Malaysia migrant swap  Prime Minister Julia Gillard says her government wants to revive an asylum-seeker swap deal with Malaysia Apr.20 Rioters burn asylum centre  Sydney: Detainees at Villawood detention centre for processing asylum seekers have rioted and burnt down nine buildings

year 2010 Top ^

Apr.8 Australia halts asylum claims  Immigration Minister Chris Evans has announced the immediate suspension of all new asylum claims by people from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan

year 2008 Top ^

Jul.28 Australia abandons asylum policy  The new government has abandoned the country's controversial policy of jailing all asylum seekers Feb.7 Australia ends 'Pacific Solution'    Nauru: The last asylum seekers have left detention camp on Nauru, putting an end to the controversial immigration policy

year 2002 Top ^

Jul.21 Afghan refugees to be deported  The government is expected to begin deporting Afghan asylum seekers held in detention camps Jan.29 Hunger strike ends  A 15-day hunger strike was staged by 240 asylum seekers at a remote detention centre Jan.24 Asylum claim freeze lifted  Government will resume processing the claims of asylum seekers from Afghanistan Jan.19 Migrants' strike  The Government to stand firm in the face of a hunger strike by 300 asylum seekers

year 2001 Top ^

Oct.6 Refugee children thrown from ship  Navy has fired on Indonesian ship carrying asylum-seekers to force it to leave Australian waters Sep.8 200 asylum seekers intercepted  Indonesian-registered boat was in international waters. People were placed on a ship already carrying hundreds other Sep.3 Asylum seekers begin new journey
  433 stranded aboard a Norwegian freighter are bound for Papua New Guinea in 2 small barges

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