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Much of the island experiences tropical weather.1 The rainy season lasts from December to April each year.2 There are disaster risk reduction and disaster management plans in place for Christmas Island, which are generally overseen by the Australian government.3 There are 30 regional and international organizations involved in order to provide funding, support, and monitoring. In 2012, Australia issued an Emergency Management Ordinance to help establish necessary management arrangement for Christmas Island with assistance from the Australian government.4 This ordinance provided a legislative basis for emergency relief efforts.5

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1 http://www.regional.gov.au/territories/christmas/enviro_herritage.aspx
2 Ibid
3http://www.em.gov.au/Emergencymanagement/Preparingforemergencies/Plansandarrangements/Pages/ChristmasIslandArrangements.aspx
4 http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2012L02038/Explanatory%20Statement/Text
5 Ibid
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Christmas Island News

The Sydney Morning Herald 
The federal government has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to a nine-year-old girl who was detained on Christmas Island. The deal ends a bitter, three-year legal battle which had initially aimed to secure compensation for thousands of asylum seekers. See more..
Ballarat Courier 
Mr Ballantyne rejected the notion that the class action failed, saying Justice Forrest's decision did not affect other Christmas Island asylum seekers' legal rights to claim compensation separately. "It in no way judged the actual conditions on ... See more..
9news.com.au 
The settlement of a young asylum seeker's damages claim over her detention as a five-year-old on Christmas Island provides the girl with some measure of justice, her lawyers say. An in-principle settlement has been reached in the girl's case against ... See more..
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The Guardian 
Christmas Island, off the coast of Australia: here 50 million crabs make their slow and ancient migration from the jungle to the ocean's edge, while thousands of people seeking asylum are indefinitely held in a high security detention facility. Poh Lin ... See more..
Travel+Leisure 
There are a few immediate questions that come to mind when one learns about Christmas Island for the first time. For starters, where is it? The tiny island, which ... See more..
OutdoorHub 
If you're freaked out by things that crawl, you may want to look away from your screen. This video shows millions upon millions of newly spawned red crabs making their way onto Christmas Island after hatching at sea. According to parksaustralia.gov ... See more..
My Sunshine Coast (press release) 
A pro-bono case has been settled for a child who spent 13 months in detention on Christmas Island and suffered serious harm as a result of allegedly poor ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
On the evening of November 8, 1957, over a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, a scientific test changed the course of British history. At 17.47 GMT, whirring high above Christmas Island in Kiribati, an RAF Valiant – the Vulcan's higher-altitude big ... See more..
ABC Online 
NSW police charge a man with 40 fraud-related offences, alleging he helped stage multiple car accidents — some of them blamed on spiders — along with Iraqi ... See more..
Condé Nast Traveler 
Similar migrations are known to happen in other parts of Cuba at this time of year, as well as on Australia's Christmas Island. The crabs go to the sea to release their eggs, though the journey isn't always easy. According to PBS, they must protect ... See more..
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