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Senate passes bill to protect offshore processing from high court challenge

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Australia
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A bill aimed at closing a loophole that leaves Australia’s offshore processing system vulnerable to high court challenges has passed the Senate.

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Children may lose Australian citizenship under proposed legislation

Posted by jaypee 39 days ago Australia
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Children whose parents have gone overseas to fight for a terrorist organisation may have their Australian citizenship revoked under changes introduced to parliament on Wednesday.

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Australia and Indonesia's infantile posturing over refugees is sad, and dangerous | Laksmi Pamuntjak | Comment is free | The Guardian

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Australia
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It has been barely two months since we thought we’d seen the worst of the rigmarole that is the diplomatic relationship between Indonesia and Australia. Two months ago, it was the Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, who was getting most of the flak for his refusal to spare the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australian drug traffickers on death row.

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Is paying people smugglers such a crime?

Posted by jaypee 48 days ago Australia
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Paying people smugglers might be disgusting, but it's in the same category as paying Afghan warlords to keep the peace or paying double agents for intelligence about foreign nations, writes Michael Bradley.

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ALP's Tony Sheldon says give foreign workers the right to vote

Posted by jaypee 77 days ago Australia
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ALP national vice-president Tony Sheldon has called for temporary foreign workers to be given the right to vote in federal and state elections, claiming overseas employees working in Australia "deserve Aussie rights".

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Australia needs 250,000 new migrants a year: study

Posted by jaypee 151 days ago Australia
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Independent modelling commissioned by the Migration Council of Australia warns about the dangers of reducing net migration.

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Illegal workers targeted in NSW

Posted by jaypee 156 days ago Australia
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THE people were found working or admitting to working at regional farms, restaurants and small businesses in places such as Bathurst, Forbes, Lithgow and Orange.

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Backpackers, illegal labour cruelling Seasonal Worker Program for islander countries: World Bank

Posted by jaypee 165 days ago Australia
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Ready access to backpackers keen to extend their holiday and a failure to curb the use of illegal labour are to blame for the limited uptake of a Government scheme to encourage farmers to hire Pacific Islanders, a World Bank report finds.

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