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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Christmas Island

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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.
A riot is ongoing at an Australian migrant detention centre
The incident started yesterday afternoon.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Search for sinking asylum seeker boat called off
Indonesian officials received an alert from Australian authorities but have been unable to locate the vessel.
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.
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.
50 feared dead after asylum ship sinks off Christmas Island
Refugee advocate accuses Australian authorities of knowing the ship was heading for the island.