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CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian review of how it grants visas to asylum seekers could undermine the integrity and credibility of its refugee process, human rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia will review how it grants visas to asylum seekers, Prime Minister John Howard said on Friday, after Indonesia complained it was not consulted over Canberra's decision to give 42 Papuans protection visas.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is investigating reports on Wednesday that a second boatload of asylum seekers from Indonesia's troubled Papua province had landed in northern Australia.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia and Indonesia's ties are too important to be hurt by a row over Canberra's decision to give asylum to 42 refugees from Indonesia's Papua region and the neighbors' strained bonds will recover, Australia said on Tuesday.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia hopes to gradually rebuild communications with Indonesia after a row sparked by Canberra's decision to give asylum to 42 refugees from Indonesia's Papua province, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said on Tuesday.