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

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

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

UN says Australia refugee pact with Cambodia worrying precedent

Australia’s pact to allow some refugees to be transferred to Cambodia sets a troubling precedent for international practices on handling asylum seekers, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The deal, signed yesterday in Phnom Penh, applies to an initial 200 refugees detained by Australia ...

David Stringer

Australian plan to send refugees to Cambodia short-sighted: report

Australia’s plan to resettle refugees in Cambodia may be a win-win opportunity for the two countries but is also short-sighted, according to the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. In a commentary posted Tuesday, the center’s Asian program said Australian prime minister Tony Abbott was ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia asylum deal to go ahead despite intense opposition

Australia’s secret refugee deal with Cambodia is about to be signed, amid growing opposition to the transfer agreement. With a deal imminent, the office of Immigration Minister Scott Morrison refused to confirm on Monday he was set to travel to Cambodia this week, while the Department ...

Ben Doherty

Australian PM confirms asylum seeker request

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday confirmed that Cambodia was in talks with his government to take in some of the refugees trying to reach his country’s shores, according to Australian media. Mr. Abbott’s statement was the first official admission from his administration that Australia ...

Zsombor Peter

PM coy on Cambodia refugee deal

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott is remaining coy about a potential refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison met with Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Thursday. Mr Morrison is the second minister to travel to Phnom Penh for talks with the Cambodian government in the past ...

The Australian News Staff

Victorian MP Hong Lim urges Australia to push Cambodia over garment worker crackdown

A Victorian MP born in Cambodia says Australia should put pressure on the country of his birth over a crackdown on protesting garment workers which left five people dead. Hong Lim, the Member for Clayton, says he was in Cambodia earlier this month, when five protesting ...

ABC News Staff

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