A UN report condemned Australia’s regional processing centre in Nauru. The report urges the Pacific nation to improve its treatment of asylum seeking and refugee children living in the Regional Processing Centres.
In response to a question from the opposition, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection revealed it is spending more than $8 million on communications per year.
The European Union signed an agreement with the Afghan government allowing member states to deport an unlimited number of the country’s asylum seekers, and obliging the Afghan government to receive them.
3 October marked the third anniversary of the death of 368 people off the coast of Lampedusa. Since that time, more than 11,400 people have died at sea in the Mediterranean.