Some 2,000 incidents, including sexual abuse, assault, and attempted self-harm, were reported in two years at a detention centre for asylum seekers in Nauru, Australia. Half involved children, a local newspaper has reported.
Australia’s immigration minister has brought border security and immigration to the centre of the 2016 election campaign, warning that resettling “illiterate and innumerate” refugees would strain the social safety network and take Australian jobs.
Europe’s attempts to clean up tax evasion and money laundering took a step forward yesterday when an international task group said that Austria — a eurozone nation that was until recently falling short —was almost fully compliant with new international standards.
Australia's prime minister is expected to introduce a new border-protection policy this week as the government struggles to cope with boatloads of illegal asylum seekers who filled an offshore detention centre and fuelled political debate over immigration.