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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...

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...

Asylum seekers returned to Vietnam by Australian Navy had claims assessed at sea, UNHCR...

PHOTO: HMAS Choules completed its mission to transfer the group back to Vietnam. (www.navy.gov.au) AM By South East Asia correspondent Samantha Hawley Updated 21 Apr 2015, 9:29am The...

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...

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...

The New Wave of Vietnamese ‘Boatpeople’ Seeking Asylum in Australia

Policy & Politics | 23/04/2015 11:46:00 AM Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce PRESS RELEASE 23.4.15: The New Wave of Vietnamese ‘Boatpeople’ The latest figures available from the...

APRRN STATEMENT: APRRN CONDEMNS AUSTRALIA’S RETURN OF 46 VIETNAMESE ASYLUM SEEKERS FOUND AT SEA

April 28, 2015 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), a network of over 230 civil society organisations and individuals working in 26 countries, condemns...

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...

Media Release: JRS deeply concerned over return of 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers

HMAS Choules intercepted and returned 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers who had been found in waters north of Australia. 21 April 2015 Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS)...

Australia returned 46 asylum seekers to Vietnam, says immigration minister

An Australian navy boat (left) shadowing a boat believed to be carrying asylum seekers in July 2012. Photograph: BASARNAS/AFP/Getty Images Paul Farrell Tuesday 5 May 2015...