Christmas Island gets $50 million boost

 "The federal government will spend $50 million on infrastructure on Christmas Island to help it cope with growing demands as the detention centre expands. The money will be spent on providing services such as power and water. Roads will also be improved. Immigration Minister Chris Evans flagged the infrastructure boost in late October when he announced the capacity of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre would be increased to at least 2,000 beds to cope with an influx of boat arrivals. read more