Aug 17, 2013

Rudd's Labor may lose seven marginal seats

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is on the brink of defeat in next month’s national elections, with a poll indicating that his ruling Labor Party will lose seven of the eight most marginal electorates. An analysis of the seats, four of which are held ...

Australia's hard-line refugee policy begins

Jul 20, 2013

Australia's hard-line refugee policy begins

A boat carrying 81 passengers that was stopped Saturday in waters off northwest Australia was the first to face the government’s new policy of refusing entry to refugees and sending them to neighboring Papua New Guinea. The people will initially be sent to Christmas ...