Bianca Hall and Michael Gordon Two boatloads of asylum seekers arrived at Christmas Island on Tuesday, bringing the total to 11 since Friday amid an unprecedented surge in irregular immigration by sea.
Bianca Hall MOVED by the stories of hardship in immigration detention centres, Australians are sending letters, parcels and goods to detainees to remind them they are not forgotten.
Bianca Hall HUNGER strikes and suicide attempts by asylum seekers on Nauru will not get them ''anywhere'', the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, said on Monday.
Bianca Hall, David Wroe THE United Nations and international law experts say a Coalition plan to block every Sri Lankan asylum seeker boat from reaching Australian waters, without first testing their passengers' refugee...
Exclusive Bianca Hall IS $2 BILLION a year too much to help Australia's most impoverished people?
Bianca Hall Party will move to raise weekly Newstart, Abstudy and youth allowance rate for singles by $50 a week.
Bianca Hall More asylum seekers have arrived on boats since Labor came to power in 2007 than people live in the remote community of Alice Springs, opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison said on Tuesday.
Bianca Hall A REPORT by a group of prominent Australians that recommends Australia rethink its criminalisation of illicit drugs has been backed by the Victorian branch of the Australian Medical Association.
Bianca Hall News that Australia's richest woman has moved to gain a majority share in Fairfax - adding to her 10 per cent stake in Channel 10 - has been met with suspicion by the Greens and equanimity by the...
Bianca Hall, Kirsty Simpson THE federal government has rejected a bid for new legislation to force mining magnate Gina Rinehart to abide by the Fairfax Media charter of independence.
Bianca Hall, Kirsty Simpson The federal government has rejected a bid for new legislation to force mining magnate Gina Rinehart to abide by the Fairfax Media charter of independence.