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NT's Ichthys project: move to relax 457 visas 'an attack on young unemployed'

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

Employers in the Northern Territory are to be given concessions for employing foreign workers to fill a labour gap created by the $34bn Ichthys gas project but the Greens and trade unions have labelled it an attack on young unemployed Australians.

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Top End to get easier access to foreign workers for gas projects

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

The federal government will make it easier for employers across Northern Australia to import guest workers as the $34 billion Ichthys gas project creates labour shortages in the Top End.




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Call for migration rort crackdown as data reveals foreign workers snare net job growth

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

A new report using fresh federal government data has found recent overseas-born arrivals to Australia have "taken almost all of the net job growth" since 2011.




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Australia told Lankan asylum seekers to return to India on lifeboats

Posted by jacobo 47 days ago Australia
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SYDNEY Asylum seekers held on an Australian customs vessel at sea for weeks were given lifeboats and told to make their own way back to India, a lawyer for the group said on Monday.

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Australia 'offered asylum-seekers lifeboats to go to India'

Posted by jacobo 48 days ago Australia
http://www.thestar.com.my —

SYDNEY: Asylum-seekers held on an Australian customs vessel at sea for weeks were given lifeboats and told to make their own way back to India, a lawyer for the group said Monday.

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No Entry for Illegal Asylum Seekers to Australia: Envoy

Posted by jacobo 51 days ago Australia
http://www.newindianexpress.com —

PUDUCHERRY: : Australian High Commissioner to India Patrick Suckling on Friday sent out a strong message that his country would not accept illegal immigrants and asylum seekers.  “Australia will never allow people who come illegally by boat to settle in the country, no matter where they come from,”  Suckling, who is on a visit to Puduche

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Australian migrants trapped in 'slave-like' marriages

Posted by jaypee 51 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

Marriage visas under Australia's partner migration scheme are being used to bring women in for exploitation, study shows

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Asylum-seekers held at sea likely economic migrants: Australia

Posted by jacobo 56 days ago Australia
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

A group of 157 asylum-seekers held for weeks on the high seas on an Australian customs vessel were likely economic migrants from India, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday.

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