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From TheJournal.ie Female MPs made to leave New Zealand parliament after talking about their sexual assault Walk Out

Female MPs made to leave New Zealand parliament after talking about their sexual assault

This followed comments from PM John Key in the controversial Christmas Island detention centre.

From TheJournal.ie A riot is ongoing at an Australian migrant detention centre Christmas Island

A riot is ongoing at an Australian migrant detention centre

The incident started yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Families of people who died in shipwreck at Christmas Island to sue Australia Boat Disaster

Families of people who died in shipwreck at Christmas Island to sue Australia

The families of the asylum seekers who died say the Government didn’t do enough – but Australian politicians say the move is ‘shameful’.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 people rescued from sinking asylum-seeker boat off Australia Australia

Over 100 people rescued from sinking asylum-seeker boat off Australia

Last month the prime minister unveiled a tough new policy requiring boatpeople to pass through Papua New Guinea for processing and resettlement.

From TheJournal.ie Australian Prime Minister: We are closed to boatpeople from today Refugees

Australian Prime Minister: We are closed to boatpeople from today

“Australians have had enough of seeing people drowning in the waters to our north,” said Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

From TheJournal.ie Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes Capsized

Two dead as asylum-seeker boat carrying 95 capsizes

A woman and a young child have died after an overloaded boat carrying 95 asylum-seekers travelling to Australia sank in the Indian Ocean.

From TheJournal.ie Search for sinking asylum seeker boat called off Capsized

Search for sinking asylum seeker boat called off

Indonesian officials received an alert from Australian authorities but have been unable to locate the vessel.

From TheJournal.ie Three charged over Christmas Island boat disaster Australia

Three charged over Christmas Island boat disaster

Three men have been charged with smuggling a group of Iranian, Iraqi and Kurdish refugees to Australia aboard boat which capsized, drowning an estimated 50 people.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll from asylum boat tragedy could rise as investigation launched Australia This post contains videos

Death toll from asylum boat tragedy could rise as investigation launched

Australian authorities have begun a criminal investigation into shipwreck which killed at least 28 people off Christmas Island yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 50 feared dead after asylum ship sinks off Christmas Island Australia This post contains videos

50 feared dead after asylum ship sinks off Christmas Island

Refugee advocate accuses Australian authorities of knowing the ship was heading for the island.