Bernie and the Budgie Smugglers will be performing at the Parlour in Hollywood on Friday 1st February [http://www.theparlorca.com/|www.theparlorca.com|popup=true ]. They’ll also be playing at the LA Australia Day Party on 26th January at the W Hollywood. So if you have any friends or family in LA – let them know!
Winner: "Captain Emad: Smugglers' Paradise – Australia", Four Corners, ABC1
Gillard says deal a 'blow' to smugglers
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the federal government is "almost dying of shame" over its incompetence in dealing with asylum seekers and people smugglers.
Kevin Rudd has announced a new asylum seeker agreement with Papua New Guinea.
From fiery debates to gaffes to big tax cuts, election campaigns can go many different ways.
In her first major policy speech, the PM, Julia Gillard, has announced a new policy on asylum seekers making clear that the numbers of people that come by boat is relatively insignificant and that the debate should not devolve into slogans.
The affable Michael returns for another edition of his much anticipated BATG blog!
The one and only Australian political debate is on Saturday night. How will it influence your vote?
SYDNEY, May 15, 2011 (AFP) - - Thailand is interested in an asylum seeker deal similar to the one Canberra plans with Malaysia as Prime Minister Julia Gillard reiterated Sunday that new boat people will not be processed in Australia.