Bianca Hall One in four young Australians do not work or study despite Australia's growing wealth.
Bianca Hall The navy has intercepted another suspected asylum seeker boat carrying 165 passengers off the West Australian coast.
Bianca Hall Accused people smugglers can be held in detention for three to nine months before formal charges are laid, and their status as adults or children raised, a parliamentary committee has been told.
Bianca Hall The number of asylum seekers coming to Australia has dropped by 9 per cent.
Michael Gordon and Bianca Hall It was the foundation stone of Julia Gillard's plan to stop, or at least substantially slow, the flow of boats.
Bianca Hall The government vastly underestimated the number of asylum seekers expected to arrive in Australia this financial year, with up to 25,000 now expected - almost five times more than initial forecasts.
Bianca Hall In the searing heat and sweltering humidity of the PNG wet season, Julia Gillard paid her respects to civilian soldiers who lost their lives during World War II.
Bianca Hall A small group of asylum seekers decamped from their boat in a virtually uninhabited peninsula in the Northern Territory, and were only discovered a day later at a nearby airstrip.
Bianca Hall The federal government has forcibly returned 38 asylum seekers who made an epic 44-day boat voyage to Geraldton last week.
Bianca Hall Private security company Serco's contracts with the government have blown out by $1.5 billion, as Australia's border protection system strains under the weight of increased flows of asylum seekers.
Bianca Hall Some of the Sri Lankan asylum seekers deported on Thursday did not speak with lawyers before they were expelled, Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor has confirmed.
Bianca Hall Private security company Serco's contracts with the government have blown out by $1.5 billion as the flow of asylum seekers has increased.
Bianca Hall Tony Abbott's office has defended his continued use of the word ''illegal'' to describe asylum seeker boats by referring to the UN Refugee Convention.
Bianca Hall The British government has ruled out paying ''act of grace'' compensation to Australian soldiers deliberately exposed to nuclear bomb testing at Maralinga in South Australia 61 years ago.
Bianca Hall An Australian doctor who worked at the Manus Island detention centre has said the experience made him "ashamed to be an Australian".
Bianca Hall Sri Lanka is intensifying its crackdown on critics and increasing human rights abuses, an investigation by Amnesty International has found.
Bianca Hall Asylum seekers are being given rewards for good behaviour in Christmas Island's detention centre, in an attempt to avoid a return to the tensions that led to riots and violent clashes with...
Bianca Hall Seven children sit in rapt attention in Dale Brittle's class at Christmas Island. But these kids - aged between five and seven - aren't like the others at the island's school.
Bianca Hall Melbourne asylum seekers engaged in a hunger strike could have just days to live.
Bianca Hall and Aleisha Orr Sixty-six asylum seekers landed within the harbour limits of Geraldton on Tuesday, after telling rescuers they had spent 44 days at sea from Sri Lanka, more than 8000 kilometres from Western...