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Staffers call for closure of Nauru site

The Australian government ignored allegations of physical and sexual abuse of asylum seekers held on the Pacific island of Nauru for more than a year without taking action, staff at the detention centre have alleged. ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/staffers-call-closure-nauru-site

Adoption revamp in offing by Oz: report

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is overhauling his nation’s overseas adoption system and wants to get Cambodia involved in the process, according to Australian media. Abbott requested Attorney General George Brandis pursue fresh agreements and adoption negotiations, including with Cambodia, Bulgaria, Latvia and Kenya, the Sunday ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adoption-revamp-offing-oz-report

Three refugees met with delegation, minister says

Three of the refugees Australia is holding at a detention center on the South Pacific island nation of Nauru agreed to meet with Cambodian officials who traveled there last week to assess the possibility of resettling some of the asylum seekers in Cambodia, Interior Minister ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/three-refugees-met-with-delegation-minister-says-76512/

Officials tour Nauru, fail to meet refugees

A Cambodian delegation that arrived in Nauru on Tuesday for high-level meetings to progress a controversial refugee resettlement scheme has toured Australian-run detention centres on the island, according to a rights group. ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/officials-tour-nauru-fail-meet-refugees

Gov’t officials visit Nauru refugee site

The U.N. and an Australian refugee rights group say a delegation of Cambodian officials arrived Monday in the South Pacific island nation of Nauru, where Australia is holding hundreds of asylum seekers and hopes to convince at least some of them to volunteer to be ...

Zsombor Peter and Hul Reaksmey
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-officials-visit-nauru-refugee-site-76030/

Cambodia condemns terrorism act Australia's Sydney

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday condemned the terror act of taking civilians hostage in a cafe in Australia’s Sydney. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2014-12/16/c_133858471.htm

Cambodian PM defends Australia refugee deal

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is trying to ease concerns over the social and economic costs of the country’s plan with Australia to receive refugees. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch has called for the deal to be halted until Cambodia improves its refugee support system. Hun Sen ...

Ron Corben
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodian-pm-defends-australia-refugee-deal/2531839.html

Hun Sen and Tony abbot affirm deal

Prime Minister Hun Sen and Australian PM Tony Abbott agreed at the ASEAN summit in Myanmar this week to forge ahead with a controversial refugee resettlement agreement, despite protests in both countries. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/hun-sen-and-tony-abbot-affirm-deal

Cambodia, Australia vow to implement refugee deal

Cambodia and Australia have reiterated their commitment to comply with a refugee deal signed in September despite criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties in both countries, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

Bernama News Staff
http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1085060

Cambodians urge Australia to not resettle refugees there

A campaign organised by Cambodians has led the country’s first vice-president of the National Assembly to urge Australia to back down from its bid to resettle refugees there. Kem Sokha said in a letter to the Australian Ambassador to Cambodia, Alison Burrows, that the deal to ...

Jay Fletcher
https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/57736

Kem Sokha asks PM to rethink refugee deal

Kem Sokha, first vice president of the National Assembly and vice president of Cambodia National Rescue Party, has asked Prime Minister Hun Sen to reconsider the transfer of refugees from Nauru to Cambodia. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/kem-sokha-asks-pm-to-rethink-refugee-deal-7597

Kem Sokha asks Australia to reconsider transfer of refugees to Cambodia

Kem Sokha, first vice president of the National Assembly and vice president of Cambodia National Rescue Party, has asked the Australian government to reconsider the transfer of refugees from Nauru to Cambodia. The request was made through a recent letter to Mrs. Alison Burrows, the Australian ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/kem-sokha-asks-australia-to-reconsider-transfer-of-refugees-to-cambodia-7582

Cambodia turns to International Migration body to resettle refugees

Cambodia has reached out to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for help with resettling refugees it has agreed to take from Australia under a controversial deal signed last month, according to an IOM spokesman. ...

Holly Robertson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-turns-to-international-migration-body-to-resettle-refugees-70967/

Cambodia, Australia vow to honor refugee deal despite criticism

Cambodia and Australia have reiterated their commitment to comply with a refugee agreement they signed last month, despite persistent criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties of the two countries, a senior official said on Sunday. The commitment was made during a meeting on ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-10/19/c_133727099.htm

Hundreds march against Australia refugee deal

Hundreds of monks and activists marched through Phnom Penh on Friday calling for the cancellation of an agreement signed last month that could see refugees who sought asylum in Australia resettled in Cambodia. Opposition politicians and human rights advocates in both countries have slammed the ...

Khuon Narim and Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hundreds-march-against-australia-refugee-deal-70273/

Anti-refugee protest dogged by xenophobia

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through central Phnom Penh yesterday morning calling for a controversial refugee resettlement deal between Australia and Cambodia to be scrapped. While the protesters echoed human rights concerns that have been repeatedly made about the scheme, an undercurrent of xenophobia was also present. After ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/anti-refugee-protest-dogged-xenophobia

Hun Sen to meet Thai PM, Australian FM in Italy

Prime Minister Hun Sen will hold separate bilateral talks with Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on the sideline of the 10th Asia-Europe meeting. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/hun-sen-to-meet-thai-pm-australian-fm-in-italy-7493

Australian firm pulls out of Roxy Casino deal

A Sydney-listed company has pulled out of a share purchase deal to acquire the Roxy Casino in Bavet City, citing slack company procedures that suggest the casino “is not currently ready for public company life,” a filing to the stock exchange says. ...

George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/australian-firm-pulls-out-of-roxy-casino-deal-69548/

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