Nick McKenzie From the sky, the Friday freedom was just one of dozens of dots moving across a vast expanse of blue.
David Wroe An Australian Customs patrol boat had to rescue about 40 asylum seekers at the weekend after accidentally ripping the bow of the boat away and causing it to start sinking, Fairfax Media has learnt.
Michael Bachelard, Natalie O'Brien and David Wroe Indonesia has declared it will refuse to take back asylum seekers rescued by Australian ships unless there is a threat to their lives, as a standoff between the countries continued off Java on Friday...
Rachel Kleinman Almost a year after they came into effect, have Australia's tough new tobacco packaging laws had an impact on smoking rates?
Michael Bachelard, in Cikole, Indonesia and Bianca Hall Survivors from a boat that sank off the south of Java said they had raised the alarm with Australian authorities, passing on their exact location at least 24 hours before their boat sank with the...
Peter Mitchell LOS ANGELES: Brandi Brandt was the quintessential California rock goddess of the 1980s and early '90s, a Playboy model and actor with big hair best known for marrying Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx.
Two navy vessels have gone to the aid of 90 asylum seekers on a boat northeast of Christmas Island following distress calls.
Matthew Raggatt An international law enforcement operation has seized 750 kilograms of cocaine bound for Australia.
Philip Dorling Statistics released by Australia Post show agency concentrating efforts on very small number of targets.
Natalie O'Brien A top-secret report into the Australian authorities’ response to the distress of the ill-fated asylum seeker boat known as the SIEV 358, was deliberately withheld from a West Australian police...
Australian Customs chiefs say they will improve their "information sharing" after being criticised by the coroner investigating the sinking of an asylum seeker boat with the loss of 102 lives.
Michael Bachelard The Australian Customs and Border Protection Department says it's "committed to working cooperatively with the Indonesian Government to gain their support" for an Australian advertising campaign.
Natalie O'Brien Customs and Border Protection waited hours before directing its ship to go to the rescue of a foundering asylum seeker boat which eventually capsized on Friday night, killing a baby boy and leaving...
Natalie O'Brien Authorities have called off the search for asylum seekers missing at sea after their boat sank north of Christmas Island on Friday.
Rachel Browne The Australian Maritime Search and Rescue Authority has denied that it delayed assisting asylum seekers on a stricken vessel that sank near Christmas Island, leaving a baby boy drowned and eight...
Ten asylum seekers are thought to have taken off into wilderness in Arnhem Land after their boat reached mainland Australia without being intercepted.
Chris Johnson Highly trained sniffer dogs at Australian Customs will be familiar with the strong aroma of coffee after two expensive coffee machines have been provided for their masters.
Nick McKenzie Richard Baker The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service needs ''massive reforms'' to confront corruption and organised crime, according to the Home Affairs Minister, Jason Clare, who has also vowed that...
Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Federal police have arrested another man as part of a long-running investigation into drug trafficking and the alleged involvement of customs officers based at Sydney airport.
Harriet Alexander THE federal government will defend its right to keep refugees in indefinite detention by claiming a High Court judgment in relation to one Sri Lankan asylum seeker does not apply to boat people.