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Abbott government under fire for secret bid to hand back asylum seekers to Vietnam

The HMAS Choules (right) was close to the southern port city of Vung Tau. Photo: Kate Geraghty April 17 2015 Heath Aston Vietnamese Australians and human rights activists...

Government quiet over reports Navy seeking to return Vietnamese asylum seekers

Updated 17 Apr 2015, 6:20pm The Federal Government is refusing to confirm reports that the Navy is attempting to return a large group of asylum...

Letter from Human Rights Law Centre in support of Vietnamese asylum seekers

17 April 2015 Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva 8-14 Avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, SWITZERLAND By email: urgent-action@ohchr.org To: Special...

Vietnamese asylum seekers returned by plane in the dead of night: reports

Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to comment on reports the Vietnamese asylum seekers had been returned, saying it wasn't his government's job to "run...

Vietnam jails four asylum seekers over voyage to Australia despite ‘no retribution’ promise

Tran Thi Loan, 46, is appealing a three-year sentence handed to her in April. By Jessica Longbottom Updated 26 May 2016, 8:27pm Four people sent back...

Vietnamese asylum seekers forcibly returned by Australia face jail

The second boat carrying Vietnamese asylum seekers off the Western Australian coast in July 2015. Photograph: ABC TV Four people go on trial after four...

Tony Abbott tight-lipped on suspected Vietnamese asylum seeker boat

Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Photo: Andrew Meares Nicole Hasham July 21 2015 Prime Minister Tony Abbott is refusing to say how a suspected boat of Vietnamese asylum...

Suspected asylum seeker boat ‘unlikely to dock’ after interception, WA water police say

PHOTO: The suspected asylum seeker boat near a cargo ship off Dampier on Monday (ABC TV) By Charlotte Hamlyn Updated 21 Jul 2015, 1:30pm Police assisting in...

Suspected asylum seeker vessel heading for Dampier off WA’s North West coast

Updated 20 Jul 2015, 5:39pm A suspected asylum seeker boat has been spotted off Dampier in Western Australia's North West region. A Federal Government source has...
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