Tag Archives: people-smuggling

POLICE ARREST IRANIAN PEOPLE SMUGGLER – Tuesday May 21 2013

– Indonesian police have arrested another alleged people smuggler as part of the most concerted effort in years to catch and lock up those who transport refugees by boat to Australia. Alleged Iranian smuggling kingpin Mohammad Hadi, also known as … Continue reading

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PEOPLE-SMUGGLING TASKFORCE CUT – Saturday May 18 2013

– The federal government is cutting by 40% the Australian Federal Police contingent in Jakarta which focuses on people smuggling, as a record number of refugees continue to leave Indonesia to come to Australia. The cut from July 1st comes … Continue reading

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ACCUSED PEOPLE SMUGGLER ‘WAS AFP INFORMER’ – Thursday May 16 2013

– The alleged people-smuggling boss Sayed Abbas, wanted in Australia on several charges, claims he was a police informer before being abandoned by his handlers. Mr Abbas is fighting his extradition from Indonesia to Australia, where authorities want to prosecute … Continue reading

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BROTHEL KEY TO HIDDEN TRAFFICKING – Friday May 10 2013

– Police say that illegal brothels are the key to uncovering the hidden problem of human trafficking in Victoria. Victoria Police started its Sex Industry Coordination Unit last year to identify illegal activity in the sex industry, with most victims … Continue reading

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SPYING ROW WITH JAKARTA MAY WEAKEN AUSTRALIA’S DEFENCE

– Counter-terrorism and border security sources say the standoff over spying could have a serious impact on operations if the row isn’t resolved and Indonesia stands firm on its threat to downgrade cooperation. While there remains some doubt about the … Continue reading

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MINISTER TO LOOK INTO CAMP CLAIM – Thursday February 7 2013

– New Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor will examine allegations by a veteran nurse of appalling conditions, including a series of suicide attempts and gang rapes, at the Nauru detention centre. Mr O’Conner, sworn into the role this week, said he … Continue reading

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MAN DEAD ON BOAT – Saturday November 17 2012

– A man has been found dead on an asylum seeker boat north-east of Christmas Island. Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare said border protection spotted the boat, believed to be carrying 59 passengers and two crew on Friday. Before they … Continue reading

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ASYLUM OVERLOAD – Saturday August 18 2012

– The latest solution to Australia’s asylum seeker crisis could be overwhelmed before it begins. Capacity on Nauru and Manus Island could be exhausted within 20 days if the present rate of boats arriving on Christmas Island continues. Nine boats … Continue reading

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SMUGGLERS ACCUSED OF SCUTTLING – Tuesday July 3 2012

– The Gillard Government is investigating whether people smugglers deliberately capsized two wooden boats between Java and Christmas Island, resulting in the loss of 94 lives. Smugglers have scuttled rickety fishing vessels in the past to hasten rescue efforts and … Continue reading

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TURNING A BLIND EYE WON’T SAVE ANY LIVES – Tuesday June 26 2012

– As Labor and Coalition politicians wallow in a moral quagmire while steadfastly refusing to confront the difficult issue of how to prevent boat people from risking their lives at sea, many people are asking what Indonesia is doing about … Continue reading

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