09-01-2017 - This statement provides an update on Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) activities related to the on-water reception and processing of illegal maritime arrivals.
The reporting period is from 1 December 2016 to 31 December 2016.
During this reporting period there were no illegal maritime arrivals transferred to Australian Immigration authorities.
No illegal maritime arrivals were transferred to regional processing centres.
Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary
At 30 November 2016, there were 1414 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1158 in immigration detention on the mainland and 256 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 560 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 26,186 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.
Australia's thoughts are with the people of the Philippines as they respond to the devastating impact of Typhoon Nock-ten.
Typhoon Nock-ten made landfall in the northern Philippines on Christmas Day causing at least seven deaths, damaging 70,000 homes and affecting more than 950,000 people.
JULIE BISHOP I'm delighted to be here today with my delegation from Canberra; the Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Fierravanti‐Wells, the Opposition Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Wong and the Opposition Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Moore. We are delighted to be here in Samoa, Australia has no closer friend in the Pacific than Samoa and this afternoon I signed a new Australia‐Samoa aid partnership agreement with your Prime Minister.