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Australia steps up efforts to prevent exploitation of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago Australia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Australia has reminded Malaysians seeking to work in the country to be on alert to visa scams and to carefully check their visa conditions.


It is concerned that some Malaysians are being tricked into scams in which agents offer travel to and work in Australia with an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).


In a statement today the Australian High Commission said th Read More

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More than 225 illegal foreign workers arrested in Australian Border Force blitz

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago Australia
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More than 225 illegal foreign workers have been arrested, border force officials say, and hundreds more have been stopped from entering Australia, in a nationwide blitz.


Nearly 50 commercial and residential properties were raided as part of the operation targeting visa fraud, illegal work and exploitation of foreigners.


Workers swept up in the raids were employed in industr Read More

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CNMI could lose nurses to foreign worker cap

Posted by jaypee 356 days ago New Zealand
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The Northern Marianas could lose more than 30 nurses after a cap on foreign workers was reached just weeks into the new fiscal year.


Commonwealth Health Care said the nurses, along with several laboratory and radiology workers could be forced to leave next year now the cap on transitional non-immigrant worker visas had been reached.


It's chief executive Esther Muna said the Read More

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Northern Marianas wants new approach to foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 491 days ago New Zealand
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The Governor of the Northern Marianas, Ralph Torres, is calling on the United States Government to give longtime foreign workers in the territory improved status.


The governor said guest workers played a crucial role in the development of the islands.

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CNMI foreign workers threatened with expulsion

Posted by jaypee 498 days ago New Zealand
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The Northern Marianas is facing a humanitarian and economic crisis as more than 1,300 of its foreign workers could be forced to leave the territory.


This comes after the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that its cap of 12,999 positions for foreigners to work in the territory had been reached.


Our correspondent said most of the 1,300 workers aff Read More

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Hard labour, few rewards for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 656 days ago New Zealand
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He makes less than US$1000 ($1460) a month in a city where apartments can cost more than US$1 million, but even so the Chinese Government is pinning its improbable hopes for a property revival on the likes of Liu Jun.

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Wanted: S'poreans to move to New Zealand, AsiaOne Singapore News

Posted by jaypee 690 days ago New Zealand
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It was an unusual invite from a foreign government that got people here talking in November.





Emigrate, said the New Zealand government, and enjoy a better quality of life in a less crowded country.

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Ban Ki-moon personally asks Malcolm Turnbull to review boat turnback policy

Posted by jaypee 696 days ago Australia
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The United Nations chief, Ban Ki-moon, has personally called on Malcolm Turnbull to reconsider Australia’s policy on turning back asylum seeker boats during a meeting in Malaysia.

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