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Lindsay Murdoch

Lindsay Murdoch is a three-time winner of the Walkley Award, Australia's top award for journalistic excellence. Based in Bangkok, Lindsay has been formerly posted to Singapore, Jakarta and Darwin. In 1999 he covered the tumultuous events in East Timor, and in 2003 he covered the Iraq war while embedded with US Marines.

Grim life awaits refugees in Cambodia

Lindsay Murdoch A coalition of 21 organisations working to promote human rights in Cambodia described Australia's refugee deal as a cynical attempt to place refugees who had already suffered persecution in their...

Cambodian deal: what it means for refugees

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng hold a flute of champagne after signing a deal to resettle refugees from Australia to Cambodia.

Lindsay Murdoch Refugees who agree to resettle in impoverished Cambodia under a controversial deal with Australia will be helped to find permanent accommodation only in rural areas or provincial towns outside of the...

Refugee deal triggers awkward moment for Scott Morrison in Cambodia

An awkward toast: Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng.

Lindsay Murdoch The behaviour of Australia’s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison in the Cambodian capital late on Friday was a diplomatic embarrassment.

Champagne, heckling as Cambodia, Australia announce deal to resettle refugees

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison in Phnom Penh.

Sarah Whyte and Lindsay Murdoch A deal between Cambodia and Australia to resettle refugees in the impoverished country was signed amid chinking champagne glasses and heckling journalists on Friday night in Phnom Penh.

Cambodian protesters clash with police outside Australian embassy ahead of refugee resettlement deal

Cambodian rights activists protest outside the Australian embassy in Phnom Penh.

Sarah Whyte and Lindsay Murdoch The resettlement of refugees in Cambodia will be phased in with only four or five people at first, as the Australian government committed an additional $40 million of aid over four years to the...

Fears for refugee children in Morrison's Cambodia deal

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison.

Lindsay Murdoch, Sarah Whyte Australia's plan to send refugees to Cambodia has provoked a storm of fresh criticism just hours before Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is due to ink an agreement with the impoverished nation in...

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Scott Morrison to sign refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia on Friday

Scott Morrison

Sarah Whyte, Lindsay Murdoch A deal to resettle refugees in Cambodia will be signed by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison on Friday, a statement from the Interior Minister of Cambodia has confirmed.

Scott Morrison set to sign refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia on Friday

Court loss: Immigration Minister Scott Morrison.

Sarah Whyte, Lindsay Murdoch A deal to resettle refugees in Cambodia will be signed by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison on Friday, a statement from the Interior Minister of Cambodia has confirmed.

Australia wants to resettle refugees on remote island, Cambodian opposition leader says

Up to 1000 refugees may be sent to live on a remote Cambodian island.

Lindsay Murdoch Australia has considered sending up to 1000 refugees to live on a remote island off the coast of impoverished Cambodia under a controversial resettlement agreement,, according to an opposition leader...

Abbott government beefs up staff for 'Cambodian solution'

Hun Sen

Lindsay Murdoch The Abbott government has sent a senior official to Phnom Penh to take charge of a controversial scheme to resettle refugees from Australia.

Unarmed Australian police on "risky mission" to secure MH17 crash site

Paul McGeough, Heath Aston and Lindsay Murdoch Unarmed Australian police will immediately enter and take control of the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine in what Prime Minister Tony Abbott has conceded is a “risky mission”.

Islamic extremist Musa Cerantonio to walk free after deportation from Philippines

The prison.

Lindsay Murdoch Philippine authorities are treating Australian religious extremist Musa Cerantonio as a 'high-risk and high-value' prisoner, but he is set to walk free after his imminent deportation to Melbourne.

Cambodia releases more details on asylum seeker deal with Australia

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen

Lindsay Murdoch Cambodia has revealed its authorities will investigate the backgrounds of refugees Australia plans to send to the impoverished nation and will insist they must sign consent forms.

Cambodia's PM Hun Sen confirms controversial agreement to resettle refugees from Australia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, says his country will accept refugees from Australia despite his country not being

Lindsay Murdoch Cambodia's strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen has confirmed his impoverished country will accept refugees from Australia in a controversial agreement condemned by human rights and refugee advocates.

Cambodians don't want Australia's asylum seekers

Rohingya refugee Mohammed Ibrahim who sells roti on the streets of Phnom Penh.

Lindsay Murdoch Phnom Penh: The warm roti that Mohammed Ibrahim sells from his cart is popular on the crowded streets of this riverside city, where many people are impoverished.

Cambodia: We won't take refugees against their will

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Lindsay Murdoch Phnom Penh: Cambodia's insistence that refugees not be sent to the impoverished country against their will has emerged as a key sticking point in a controversial agreement with Australia.

Australia asks Cambodia to take asylum seekers amid violent crackdown

Hun Sen Julie Bishop

Lindsay Murdoch The Abbott government wants to send some asylum seekers to Cambodia, at a time when the country's strongman prime minister, Hun Sen, is overseeing a brutal crackdown on dissent in one of south-east...

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Coalition in talks about potential Cambodian solution on refugees

Luke Hunt, Phnom Penh, Lindsay Murdoch, Bangkok The Australian government has asked Cambodia to accept refugees seeking asylum in Australia in a move that has echoes of the former Labor government's so-called ''Malaysian solution''.

Coalition in talks about a Cambodia solution on refugees seeking asylum

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Luke Hunt, Phnom Penh and Lindsay Murdoch, Bangkok The Australian government has asked Cambodia to accept refugees seeking asylum in a move similar to the former Labor government's so-called ''Malaysian solution''.

Malaysian democracy activist refused entry

Haris Ibrahim.

Lindsay Murdoch The Abbott government has banned a Malaysian democracy activist and lawyer from entering Australia where he had been invited to speak at public forums, including the Australian National University.