Our Deputy PM would really like Jacinda Ardern to back off.
To increase their chances of US immigration, detainees are being encouraged to cut ties with their spouses and children forever.
Spoiler: deterrence policies don't work on people fleeing war.
That, and they're sick of Australia controlling everything they do. Some residents are even pushing for secession.
After two weeks on the water, a boat carrying asylum seekers was intercepted by Australian authorities. Its passengers were transferred to a naval vessel where they remained under guard for 29 days.
Visiting one of the major launch points for the estimated 25,000 ethnic Muslims that fled the country in boats between January and March this year.
The Coalition has been accused of paying people smugglers to return asylum seekers to Indonesia.
The Australian government is running grim-looking billboards across Sri Lanka in order to discourage potential asylum-seekers from making the journey by boat.
Authorities discovered the vessel on Friday, filling with water as it was floating in the Andaman Sea. According to an official, the asylum seekers are being taken to a safe place to be identified.
The root causes of the migrant crisis could remain unaddressed with Myanmar blocking discussion of the status of the Rohingya ethnic minority at the summit.
Following a mass drowning of asylum seekers in the Mediterranean, Tony Abbott is telling Europe the only way to stop the deaths is to stop the boats.