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#Christmas Island

# christmas-island - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

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 - Monday 9 November, 2015

A riot is ongoing at an Australian migrant detention centre

The incident started yesterday afternoon.

# christmas-island - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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’.

# christmas-island - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

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.

# christmas-island - Friday 19 July, 2013

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.

# christmas-island - Monday 25 March, 2013

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.

# christmas-island - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Search for sinking asylum seeker boat called off

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

# christmas-island - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

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.

# christmas-island - Thursday 16 December, 2010

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.

# christmas-island - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

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.