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The shameful smearing of Nick Xenophon

The shameful smearing of Nick Xenophon

Why are the major parties trying to smear Nick Xenophon for a donor's link to East Timor whistleblower Bernard Collaery?

East Timor solution dying the death of a thousand cuts

East Timor solution dying the death of a thousand cuts

East Timor asylum seeker solution has not yet been killed outright, but only an unreconstructed optimist would now suggest its fate is other than sealed.

Queue jumping in East Timor

Queue jumping in East Timor

While there's been increased support in the top East Timor government ranks for a refugee processing centre to be built in the country, most of the population is against the plan. Shona Hawkes in Dili explains the complex problems.

Is this a solution to the “Timor solution?”

Is this a solution to the “Timor solution?”

Julia Gillard's "Timor solution" has attracted much scrutiny, but her proposal to build an asylum seeker processing centre in East Timor has been buoyed with the news that a possible location has been found and official talks are reportedly set to begin shortly.

Rudd’s East Timor challenge

Rudd’s East Timor challenge

New Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd will know there won’t be any quick or easy "East Timor solution", and there may not be one at all. So what will he do?

Julia might be ‘going forward’, but East Timor is standing firm

Julia might be ‘going forward’, but East Timor is standing firm

The vote by East Timor to oppose an Australian off-shore asylum seeker processing centre should not have come as a surprise. Only Labor wants to "move forward" on this one, writes Damien Kingsbury.

Will there be an East Timor Solution or not?

Will there be an East Timor Solution or not?

Daily Media Wrap: The above question is a simple one, perhaps, but not one the government appears to be capable of answering.

Mungo: Timor solution a stuffed-up version of whatever it takes

Mungo: Timor solution a stuffed-up version of whatever it takes

Timor Leste is a horribly cynical choice, and still would be even if the negotiations had been sensibly handled and the government and populace had shown themselves willing.

Offshore processing a recipe for social collapse in East Timor

Offshore processing a recipe for social collapse in East Timor

The Australian Government has an ‘in-principle’ fix to go to the polls with, but delays in reaching a formal agreement will cause real problems for the current Timorese Government as it edges closer to its next national elections, writes Robert Johnson.

Lunatics in control of asylum seeker policy

Lunatics in control of asylum seeker policy

Crikey readers weigh in on the asylum seeker issue, discussing Labor's rejigged stance on boat people.