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Many Australians are deeply ashamed of how their government treats asylum seekers, a social agency says.
A new report says Australia's asylum seeker detention policy has cost more than $US7.5 billion since it was reactivated in 2013.
An Iranian refugee at the Manus Island regional processing centre in Papua New Guinea has been given an international award for his work as a cartoonist.
A parliamentary delegation from Denmark plans to visit Nauru as part of a study tour of Australia's asylum seekers policy.
Another Australian worker has spoken publicly about conditions at Canberra's detention facilities in Nauru in defiance of Australian law.
Iranian Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani says that he and other asylum seekers who originally sought refuge in Australia made the journey because they had no choice. Audio
The Labour Party is urging the government to do more to close Australia's offshore detention camp for asylum seekers on Nauru.
A life in limbo on a tiny Micronesian island is over for most of a boatload of Nepalese and Indian men who were likely duped by human traffickers.
The plight of the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea will be back before the PNG Supreme Court this month.
A psychologist says the Australian government is deliberately inflicting the worst trauma he has ever seen on asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island. Audio
The United Nation's refugee agency says the number of people displaced by conflict is at its highest ever level. Audio
Australia's Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says refugee advocates are to blame for two refugees setting fire to themselves on Nauru in the past week. Audio
New Zealand unlikely to offer PNG resettlement for Manus detainees. Audio
An expert in Australian foreign aid says hundreds of millions of dollars promised to Papua New Guinea for hosting an asylum seeker detention centre is unlikely to be threatened. Audio
Turkish authorities have intercepted about 1200 migrants trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos as EU leaders finalised a deal to stem the flow.
29-year-old Christchurch woman Anna McPhee is on the ground in Greece helping with refugees who have recently arrived from Syria. Video, Audio
New Zealand's offer to accept asylum seekers is an embarrassment for Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a refugee group says.
As you heard 71 refugees are already here, another 11 are due to arrive soon. Audio
The imminent arrival of Syrian refugees in the capital is encouraging more Wellingtonians to volunteer to help the newcomers settle into New Zealand. Audio
The Danish parliament has just passed a bill that will make its rules for asylum-seekers the strictest in Europe. Audio