Michael Bachelard Three would-be asylum seekers, including a toddler, were killed off the coast of Java on Monday when their wooden fishing vessel sank on the way to Christmas Island.
Lucy Carroll Eight people have been taken into custody after they were split from a group of asylum seekers who arrived at Christmas Island on Monday.
Aleisha Orr Christmas Island resident's determination to inform the Australian people about asylum seeker arrivals in response to the federal government's policy to "stop the shipping news" has brought him so...
Two navy vessels have gone to the aid of 90 asylum seekers on a boat northeast of Christmas Island following distress calls.
Four people have died after an asylum seeker boat carrying about 150 passengers capsized in rough seas off Christmas Island.
Goya Dmytryshchak A suspected asylum seeker boat carrying 45 people was intercepted east of Christmas Island this afternoon.
Bianca Hall Christmas Island's detention centre is chronically overcrowded, and poses particular risks to women and children, Australian Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs says.
Michael Bachelard, Indonesia Correspondent Another asylum seeker vessel, this one reportedly carrying 200 people, is in distress.
Michael Bachelard and Misha Schubert Asylum seekers on Christmas Island, potentially numbering in the hundreds, have gone on a hunger strike to protest against being sent to Nauru for their claims to be assessed.
Oil and phosphate fertiliser are spilling into the sea at Christmas Island after a cargo ship sank in the island's port on Sunday.
Glenda Kwek Authorities are continuing their search for survivors after a boat carrying up to 200 asylum seekers capsized about 200 kilometres north of Christmas Island, with as many as 90 people feared dead or...
Tony Wright The floating convoy of asylum seekers to Australia’s far-flung Indian Ocean territories continues today, with a new boatload of more than 50 people arriving at Christmas Island.
Dylan Welch A boat carrying 51 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has arrived at Christmas Island, with the group now expected to have their initial claims for asylum processed there.
Natalie O'brien A SMALL girl plucked from the seething sea was wrapped in a blanket, lapsing in and out of consciousness.
Christmas Island was being battered by a 3.7-metre swell and 24-knot winds when the boat was nearing the cliffs.
Relatives and friends of asylum seekers killed in December's boat tragedy off Christmas Island have buried two babies and the father of an eight-year-old survivor in Sydney.
Christmas Island has become the centre of attention during the debate over the off shore processing of Asylum Seekers. Photographer James Brickwood documents life on the island.
A SMALL group of detainees has staged a protest on the roof of a block at the Christmas Island detention centre.
A small group of detainees has staged a protest on the roof of a block at the Christmas Island detention centre.
Angry residents have gathered for a community meeting to voice their concerns about recent breakouts and riots at the Christmas Island detention centre.