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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Christmas Island

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# 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.
# Christmas Island
A riot is ongoing at an Australian migrant detention centre
The incident started yesterday afternoon.
# 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’.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Australia
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.
# Australia
50 feared dead after asylum ship sinks off Christmas Island
Refugee advocate accuses Australian authorities of knowing the ship was heading for the island.