Tag Archives: Australian Department of Immigration

NAURU RIOTERS FACE SANCTIONS – July 21 2013

– Nauru’s government was locked in meetings with Australian Federal Police and immigration officials on Saturday to decide what to do with 50 to 60 asylum seekers charged over riots that have largely destroyed the island’s detention centre, with a … Continue reading

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COURT TAKES NO CHANCES ON ALLEGED SEX-WORKER RING – Tuesday July 16 2013

– Three people who allegedly sourced more than 100 sex workers for Melbourne brothels would be likely to continue operating their lucrative syndicate if granted bail, a magistrate has said. Mae Ja Kim, Moon Ja Kim and Huan Wen Ye … Continue reading

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GANG FORCE READY TO GO – Friday July 5 2013

– A new anti-gang taskforce is up and running. Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare says it comprises 71 members of the Australian Federal Police, state police forces, the Australian Crime Commission, Customs and the Department of Immigration with a brief … Continue reading

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ASYLUM SEEKER ‘ON THE RUN’ FOR YEARS – Friday June 7 2013

– The asylum seeker at the centre of a high-level national security probe because of his terrorism convictions has revealed how he was “on the run” for two decades, fleeing what he brands religious persecution in his native Egypt. The … Continue reading

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TERRORIST CLEARED BY MISTAKE – Friday May 31 2013

– A convicted Egyptian terrorist who arrived in Australia by boat as an asylum seeker was mistakenly cleared by ASIO for release into the community even though he was on an Interpol red-alert list. Even after the mistake was realised, … Continue reading

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TERRORIST SHELTERED – Friday May 31 2013

– An asylum seeker spent eight months living with his family in low-security detention after authorities first discovered her was a terrorist convicted of premeditated murder. The Australian Federal Police yesterday revealed the Egyptian man, who arrived by boat in … Continue reading

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TASKFORCE TO BLITZ GANG CRIME – Sunday March 3 2013

– Criminal gangs face the seizure of luxury cars, houses and cash assets under plans for a national taskforce to tackle gang-related crime in Australia. Prime Minister Julia Gillard today will announce a law-and-order blitz to fight gang-related crime as … Continue reading

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MORE POWERS, FEWER RIGHTS – Tuesday February 26 2013

– They can compel you to hand over evidence. You can be forced to answer questions in secret hearings and then prohibited from telling anyone about it. You may not be a suspect, but if you fail to comply you … Continue reading

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BOAT ARRIVALS SHIPPED OUT – Sunday January 13 2013

– Seventy asylum seekers were transferred from Christmas Island to processing centres at Manus Island and Nauru yesterday. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship said 30 men – mostly Iraqis and Iranians – had been taken to Nauru yesterday morning. … Continue reading

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FUGITIVE MAY HAVE USED FALSE ID – Saturday January 12 2013

– A fugitive associate of the world’s most infamous arms trafficker arrested in Melbourne this week apparently entered Australia on a false passport. The Department of Immigration said it was likely that Richard Chichakli – who was arrested after applying … Continue reading

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