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Detention Centre Suicide Prompts Violence

The suicide of a 20-year old Afghan asylum seeker at Curtin Immigration Detention Centre near Derby has prompted warnings of more deaths, self-harm and rioting in Australian refugee detention centres.…

Teargas Used on Christmas Island Asylum Seekers

A protest by some 300 asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island turned into a riot as police used teargas and handcuffs on suspected protest leaders, a refugee support organisation say.…

Darwin Detention Worries Police

Plans to develop a new immigration detention centre on Darwin Harbour raises safety concerns for officers in the Northern Territory, according to the NT Police Association. Concerns were raised as…

Boat Carrying Asylum Seekers Sinks off Australia

A wooden boat carrying dozens of asylum seekers has sunk off the coast of the Christmas Island. It is unclear how many people have died following the incident. Western Australia…