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An innocent abroad

The mother. The online relationship. The scam that’s destroying lives. This is how vulnerable Australians are being lured into carrying illegal drugs for a powerful international cartel.

Cambodian girl escapes life of poverty to land scholarship at University of Melbourne

Sophy Ron spent eight years of her childhood surrounded by garbage and toxic fumes while living in a notorious Cambodian rubbish dump nicknamed "Smoky Mountain".

Australia gave a former Nauru detainee $98,000 to settle in Cambodia. He says that’s...

A refugee who previously said Australia abandoned him in Cambodia now acknowledges he received a lump sum of $38,000 for the education and health insurance of his children, on top of $60,000 in previous payments.

Adelaide man charged with sexually abusing children in Cambodia after police raid home

An Adelaide man has been charged with child sex offences allegedly committed in Cambodia over a three-year period, following a joint investigation by state authorities and the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

‘Internet brides’ abused and held captive in suburban Australian homes

An explosion of social media sites promoting prospective young Asian brides has caused a spike in abuse and exploitation, with reports some women are being held captive in suburban homes in situations that could constitute human trafficking.

Cambodian surrogates face an impossible choice — forced motherhood, or years in prison

Sitting cross-legged in pyjamas on the concrete floor of her home, Phalla presses a bottle to a baby girl's lips.

Man found guilty of 1987 stabbing murder of family friend 

A jury has found a Cambodian man guilty of the murder of a family friend and former member of the Pol Pot regime, Ranny Yun, in Springvale over three decades ago.

Former Nauru detainee Abdullah Zalghani says Australia abandoned his family in Cambodia

The Australian Government is refusing to honour promises made to a Syrian refugee who resettled in Cambodia, leaving his four children without education or health insurance.

Changing Tracks 2019: Men

I was only a baby when my family and I boarded the small leaky boat, bound for who knows where.

The seven countries in our Asia-Pacific backyard where kings and queens still rule

When it comes to monarchy, most people think of the pomp and majesty of the British throne, with its palaces and historic ceremonies.

Syrian refugee reunited with family in Cambodia after Nauru, Christmas Island detention

Syrian refugee Abdullah Zalghanah last saw his youngest son, who turned 11 earlier this month, when he was just four years old.

Reconciliation remains elusive as Cambodia marks 40 years since fall of the Khmer Rouge

When you discuss the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, you will often hear people recite a very specific period of time: three years, eight months and 20 days.

Fighting for a father’s freedom

The decision to fly a drone over an anti-government rally landed James Ricketson in a Cambodian prison for 15 months. This is the inside story of the Australian filmmaker's ordeal and the fallout for his family.

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal: Will Chea and Samphan’s appeals bring the trials to an...

Last week the Khmer Rouge tribunal handed down a historic verdict against two elderly leaders of the regime that claimed at least 1.7 million lives, legally declaring for the first time that genocide had occurred in Cambodia in the 1970s.

Pregnant women among 15 arrested for alleged surrogacy in Cambodia

Fifteen people have been arrested in Cambodia for allegedly taking part in illegal surrogacy, the Kingdom's anti-trafficking authority says.

Cambodian regime figures splash millions on Melbourne properties as death threats escalate

Senior members of the Cambodian regime have amassed multi-million-dollar properties and business portfolios in Melbourne, raising questions about the clout of the foreign ruling party in Australia amid its escalating global campaign to silence dissenters.

ANZ boss says bank will consider compensating Cambodians forced off farms for sugar plantation

ANZ will consider whether to compensate hundreds of Cambodian families who were forcibly evicted from their farms to make way for a sugar plantation and refinery partially financed by the bank, chief executive Shayne Elliott has told a parliamentary committee.

Filmmaker James Ricketson could return to Cambodia after royal pardon, his lawyer says

Filmmaker James Ricketson could return to Cambodia after royal pardon, his lawyer says Australian filmmaker James Ricketson is expected to return to Sydney today after being pardoned on an espionage conviction, but his lawyer says "he will be back in Cambodia".

Foreign Influence: How Cambodia’s government is recruiting students in Australia

Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) is extending its influence into Australia by recruiting students who come here to study, often on scholarships provided by the Australian government.

Open letter to Marise Payne: Will Australia let James Ricketson unjustly spend 6 years...

Dear Foreign Minister, Human Rights Watch writes to urge you to press the Cambodian Government to quash the conviction and immediately release imprisoned Australian journalist and filmmaker James Ricketson.