Showing posts with label Australia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Australia. Show all posts

Friday, November 3, 2017

UN says Australia has duty to take care of asylum seekers in PNG

Manus Island
The UN human rights office called on Australia Friday to restore food, water and health services to some 600 interned refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea, Reuters reports.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Aussie airport workers to face stricter security tests

Workers at Australia's airports
Workers at Australia's airports, including baggage handlers, aircraft engineers and caterers, will face tougher security screenings before commencing their work, in a crackdown the government said will better protect airports from 21st-century security threats.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

UN Grills Australia Over Refugees, Indigenous People

UN Grills Australia Over Refugees, Indigenous People
The United Nations Human Rights Committee for a second day in Geneva grilled a delegation from Australia over the country’s human rights record, slamming the government’s policies toward refugees and its indigenous population.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Police disrupt plot in Australia to 'bring down plane'

Sydney Airport
Police disrupted a "terrorist plot" to bring down a plane and arrested four men on Saturday in raids on homes in several Sydney suburbs, the prime minister said on Sunday.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Aussie terror warning to remain at "probable" in wake of Manchester terror attack: PM

Australia's terror threat level will remain at "probable," Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday, despite Britain raising its threat level from "severe" to "critical" following the terrorist bombing which occurred in Manchester on Monday evening.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Anzac Day", le jour du souvenir en Australie et en Nouvelle-Zélande

Des milliers d'Australiens et de Néo-Zélandais ont assisté mardi aux cérémonies du souvenir de la bataille de Gallipoli à l'occasion de l'"Anzac Day" et rendu hommage aux soldats engagés en Irak et en Afghanistan.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

US will honor refugee deal with Australia

The vice president of the United States said in Sydney Saturday that his country will honor a refugee deal with Australia, which the US president has described as "dumb".

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Australia toughens up citizenship test

Australia has unveiled plans to put "Australian values" at the heart of tougher requirements to gain citizenship, including competent English, belief in gender equality and a four-year qualification period.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Anzac Day: Australia warns of possible Gallipoli terror attack

Australia said it had received information that terrorists may be planning to attack a World War I commemoration service at Gallipoli in Turkey later in the month.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hundreds in Sydney protest visit by Israel's Netanyahu


Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrated in Sydney on Thursday against the first visit to Australia by an Israeli prime minister, branding Benjamin Netanyahu a "war criminal" and brandishing a banner depicting him as Adolf Hitler.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Australia nominates 6,000-year-old fish trap

Australian indigenous leaders are hopeful that a system of ancient eel traps dating back 6,000 years will be listed as a world heritage.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Australia's controversial plan for "lifetime ban" on illegal asylum seekers may fail

The Australian government's controversial plan to hand down lifetime bans to all illegal asylum seekers seems set to fail, after crossbench Senators on Tuesday reaffirmed they would not support the bill in its current form.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Some Refugees Held in Australian Island Camps to Be Resettled in US

The United States has agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees languishing in Pacific island camps in a deal that is expected to inspire more asylum seekers to attempt to reach Australia by boat, officials said on Sunday.

Monday, November 7, 2016

German Interior Ministry Accused of Treating Refugees Like 'Contagious Disease'

The German Ministry of the Interior is planning to send migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea back to Africa. The officials believe that the measure will have "an effect of deterrence" as refugees will understand that the European coast cannot be reached, German newspaper Die Welt reported.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Australia plans lifetime ban for illegal asylum seekers

Asylum seekers who use people smugglers to illegally come to Australia by boat will be given a lifetime ban from entering the country, under a government plan set to be put to Parliament next week.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DNA Study Finds Aboriginal Australians are Oldest Civilization in the World

Australia has one of the longest histories of continuous human occupation outside Africa. But who exactly were the first people to settle there? Such a question has obvious political implications and has been hotly debated for decades.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

Children as young as 14 to be charged as adults under new Australian counter-terror laws

Children as young as 14 years of age will be charged as adults, while convicted terrorists who serve out their sentences in prison could be kept in preventative detention, under new counter-terror laws introduced into Australian Parliament on Thursday.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Residency visas for parents of migrants to cost Australia 2.4 bn USD annually: report

Permanent visas given to parents of migrants to Australia will cost the taxpayer more than 2.4 billion US dollars annually, a report from an independent policy advisory board has found.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.