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August 2018

Asylum seeker dies after suicide attempt in Brisbane hospital

leaves behind a wife and four children in Sri Lanka, had recently had his claim for protection rejected


A Tamil asylum seeker and father of four, admitted to hospital suffering severe depression, has died after attempting to take his own life inside Logan Hospital. The man had recently had his claim for protection rejected. He had been admitted early last week after friends were concerned about his deep depression and his refusal to eat. After his attempted suicide he was subsequently found to be braindead and his life support was turned off with the permission of his family... More...

Peter Dutton to retain Border Force but immigration handed to new minister

While he didn't become the Prime Minister, he retains almost unbridled power


Home Affairs minister and recent leadership contender Peter Dutton has kept control of the Australian Border Force as Morrison's new ministry was sworn in, while David Coleman was sworn in as the new minister for immigration, citizenship and multicultural affairs. Before last week’s extraordinary spill, Mr Dutton was responsible for a massive portfolio that included immigration as well as Australia’s security and intelligence agencies. But the new Morrison government is taking a different approach.  ... More...

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