According to Customs, 106 people have been rescued from the water by the HMAS Parramatta.
Authorities say that two people have sustained minor injuries.
Search and rescue operations are continuing.
Earlier Mamamia reported:
It has been reported that a boat carrying an estimated 105 asylum seekers has capsized, 120 nautical miles off Christmas Island.
An ongoing search and rescue operation is now underway.
An AMSA spokesperson has said that HMAS Parramatta is on the scene and “is now conducting a rescue operation with support from a Customs Dash-8 aircraft”.
1. Russia’s anti-gay laws are making headlines across the world again, this time fueled by Russian athletes Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firov locking lips on the podium after winning the World Athletic Championships in Moscow for the 4 x 400 meter relay. Media are speculating that the athletes were deliberately protesting their country’s new anti-gay laws.
2. News Ltd are reporting that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is ‘comfort eating’ during the election campaign. Reporting that he now has a ‘moon face’ compared to two months ago when he challenged Julia Gillard, Brisbane Nutritionist Julie Masci said the Prime Minister has ‘packed on the weight, the bloat factor and moonfaced look is caused by too much sugar or salt’. Seriously. Lay off how the politicians look! It’s hardly relevant to how they do their job.