Goya Dmytryshchak A suspected asylum seeker boat carrying 45 people was intercepted east of Christmas Island this afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Bachelard, Indonesia Correspondent Another asylum seeker vessel, this one reportedly carrying 200 people, is in distress.
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.
Kirsty Needham The captain of an asylum seeker boat jumped overboard before it was intercepted by the navy off Christmas Island last night.
Kirsty Needham RADIO coverage on Christmas Island will be upgraded and a full-time emergency management officer employed in response to the December boat crash that claimed up to 50 lives.
Asylum seekers who were to have been sent to Malaysia would now be processed on Christmas Island, Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says.
Kirsty Needham A TRIAL of radar on Christmas Island since the horrific asylum-seeker boat crash last December has been unable to successfully detect asylum-seeker boats, even in good weather.
Oil and phosphate fertiliser are spilling into the sea at Christmas Island after a cargo ship sank in the island's port on Sunday.
The captain of an asylum seeker boat jumped overboard before it was intercepted by the navy off Christmas Island last night, asylum seekers claim.
Dylan Welch NATIONAL SECURITY CORRESPONDENT ASIO is struggling under a deluge of immigration security checks, with complaints about the speed of vetting jumping by 563 per cent in a year, the nation's intelligence watchdog says.
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.
Tom Allard JAKARTA INDONESIAN police have arrested an Australian man who allegedly helped organise the vessel that sank off Christmas Island last month.
Kirsty Needham, Tom Allard THE 274 asylum seekers and crew who have arrived on Christmas Island since the Malaysia policy was announced will be processed in another country, the Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen, has confirmed.
Natalie O'brien A SMALL girl plucked from the seething sea was wrapped in a blanket, lapsing in and out of consciousness.