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Christmas Island: Island in the Indian Ocean
The Territory of Christmas Island is an Australian external territory comprising the island of the same name. Christmas Island is located in the Indian Ocean, around 350 kilometres (220 mi) south of Java and Sumatra and around 1,550 kilometres (960 mi) north-west of the closest point on the Australian mainland. It has an area of 135 square kilometres (52 sq mi).

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Biloela Tamil family to spend second Christmas in detention limbo

A Tamil family will remain in detention on Christmas Island until a Federal Court hearing in their deportation fight.
SBS - Published

Tamil family remain in detention limbo

A Tamil family will remain in detention on Christmas Island until a Federal Court hearing in their deportation fight.
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Australia has ignored the UN's request to release the Tamil family from Christmas Island

The United Nation’s Human Rights Committee asked the Australian government to release the family from detention within 30 days. That time limit has now passed.
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Home Affairs awards $20 million maintenance contract for near-empty Christmas Island

The near-empty Christmas Island facility has cost the federal government almost $27 million since it was reopened last year.
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Christmas Island detention centre cost $27 million to 'detain four people'

It’s been revealed almost $27 million has been spent reopening the Christmas Island detention centre this year with only four people so far detained at the facility.
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Tamil Biloela family told to get comfortable in detention ahead of long wait

A Tamil family fighting deportation has been told to get used to detention on Christmas Island ahead of a Federal Court trial over their future.
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Tamil family told to get used to detention

A Tamil family fighting deportation has been told to get used to detention on Christmas Island ahead of a Federal Court trial over their future.
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The Biloela Tamil family case is due in a Melbourne court today

The latest legal chapter in the case of a Tamil family, held in detention on Christmas Island, is due to play out in a Melbourne court.
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Case of detained Tamil family due in court

The latest legal chapter in the case of a Tamil family, held in detention on Christmas Island, is due to play out in a Melbourne court.
SBS - Published

Dutton warns case over Biloela ‘anchor babies’ could go on for months

Peter Dutton has warned the Federal Court case over a Biloela family being detained on Christmas Island could drag out for months as he accused the parents of using their child as leverage to seek..
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Biloela Tamil family to stay in Australia for at least another 12 days after case delayed

The Federal Court has delayed the case of two-year-old Tharunicaa by another 12 days as the family remains detained on Christmas Island.
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Biloela Tamil family remain in deportation limbo after court case delayed again

The Federal Court has delayed the case of two-year-old Tharunicaa by another 12 days as the family remains detained on Christmas Island.
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Tamil family detained on Christmas Island to learn outcome of last-ditch bid to stay in Australia

Federal police officers have been sent to Christmas Island ahead of a court decision that will determine the fate of a Tamil family trying to stay in Australia.
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Albanese joins Tamil supporters in Biloela

Federal police officers have been sent to Christmas Island ahead of a court decision that will determine the fate of a Tamil family trying to stay in Australia.
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Peter Dutton won't take 'moral lecture' on Tamil family detained on Christmas Island

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says supporters of the Tamil family fighting their deportation from Australia have made false claims.
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Tamil mother detained on Christmas Island pleads with Scott Morrison to show her family mercy

The Tamil mother embroiled in a dramatic asylum case is pleading with the prime minister to show compassion and allow her family to stay in the country.
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SBS World News bulletin: 31/8/19

SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news including: The latest on protesters defying a police order in Hong Kong, supporters dismayed at the transfer of a Tamil asylum seeker family to..
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National action for Tamil family: Hundreds rally against deportation

Hundreds of people are rallying around Australia to protest the possible deportation of a Tamil asylum seeker family who have been taken to Christmas Island.
The Age - Published

Hundreds to rally in support of Tamil family facing deportation

Hundreds are expected to rally around Australia on Sunday to protest the possible deportation of a Tamil asylum seeker family who have been taken to Christmas Island.
The Age - Published

Supporters outraged as Biloela Tamil family is transferred to Christmas Island

Supporters of a Tamil family facing deportation from Australia have voiced their dismay after they were moved to Christmas Island overnight.
SBS - Published

Biloela Tamil family moved to Christmas Island

A Tamil family has been transferred to Christmas Island overnight after getting a reprieve from deportation from Australia.
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Thirty asylum seekers taken to Australia, but none to reopened Christmas Island: Dutton

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says he doesn't know if any asylum seekers accused of crimes have come to Australia for medical treatment.
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No asylum seekers on Christmas Island

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says he doesn't know if any asylum seekers accused of crimes have come to Australia for medical treatment.
SBS - Published

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