Entries by Rebecca Dakin

Riots break out on Christmas Island

Riots have reportedly broken out at Christmas Island detention centre, with detainees angry over the death of an Iranian asylum seeker. According to a refugee advocate, fences and walls have been knocked down and fires have been started in some sections of the detention centre. It’s believed the canteen has been burnt down. The Immigration Department […]

Strike action to cause chaos at Australian airports

Travellers are bracing for major disruptions across Australian international airports on Monday. Border Force staff began a strike at midnight as part of industrial action to protect pay and conditions. About 5000 workers will take part in the Community and Public Sector Union’s 24-hour strike at international airports, ports, mail and cargo centres.   “Staff […]

Police desperately searching for missing teen mum and her baby

Police hold grave concerns for a teenage mother and her one-day-old baby have gone missing from a Melbourne hospital. 17-year-old Amanda Clay and her newborn daughter Phoebe were last seen at the Northern Hospital about 3.30pm yesterday and need urgent medical attention. Police were called to the hospital when Phoebe was taken by people known […]

Jessica Mauboy explains Melbourne Cup fiasco

Jessica Mauboy has revealed she suffered a panic attack just moments before she was due to sing the national anthem at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. The Australian pop-star was a matter of minutes awawy from stepping out on the stage to sing when she mysteriously disappeared. Organisers at Flemington were forced to quickly find […]