15 Oct 2012

Six boats of asylum seekers at weekend

6:08 am on 15 October 2012

Six boats carrying 525 asylum seekers arrived in Australia over the weekend amid protests among detainees on Nauru and Christmas Island.

The biggest was carrying 188 people and was helped by two Navy ships near Christmas Island.

The ABC reports about 40 asylum seekers protested on the island on Sunday and some were treated for minor injuries.

The Immigration Department said two Iranian men were in a satisfactory condition on Nauru after harming themselves on Saturday.