Web News » Australia

2 Views

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

Posted by jaypee 308 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

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.

Read More
1 Views

Julia Gillard defends hardline asylum seeker policy in al-Jazeera interview

Posted by jaypee 325 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

Australia’s former prime minister, Julia Gillard, has defended her legacy on asylum seeker policies, saying that her government’s hardline approach was justified on humanitarian grounds.

Read More
1 Views

PM - Unions push for change to rules for foreign workers under China free trade deal

Posted by jaypee 326 days ago Australia
http://www.abc.net.au —

TIM PALMER: A powerful union is making a last minute bid to ensure skilled workers who come to Australia under the China free trade deal have to prove they do have the appropriate licences.

The enabling legislation for the Free Trade Agreement is expected to pass the Senate next week after Labor and the Government struck a deal last month.

Read More
1 Views

Ex-Labor minister Martin Ferguson calls for more foreign workers in tourism jobs

Posted by jaypee 327 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

Former Labor minister and union heavyweight Martin Ferguson is pushing for visa changes to allow more foreign workers as a report predicts a "skills drought" across Australia's booming tourism industry.




Read More
1 Views

Hundreds of refugees are refusing to settle in PNG's 'land of opportunities'

Posted by jaypee 339 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

Refugees incarcerated in the Manus Island detention centre are “choosing to deny themselves freedom” the Papua New Guinea government has told them, in a video urging them to agree to be resettled in the country.

Read More
1 Views

Australia criticised for inaction on Rohingya refugee crisis

Posted by jaypee 341 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

Jakarta:  Australia has been criticised for refusing to resettle any of the Rohingya who reached Indonesia after fleeing persecution in Myanmar during the refugee and trafficking crisis in Southeast Asia earlier this year.


In its latest report, Deadly Journeys, Amnesty International says Rohingya refugees were killed or severely beaten Read More

1 Views

Liberal Russell Broadbent calls for end to 'unacceptable' detention of children

Posted by jaypee 349 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

Liberal backbencher Russell Broadbent has thrown down the gauntlet to his own side of politics by labelling the indefinite detention of asylum seeker children “unacceptable”.


Broadbent told ABC Radio on Monday morning that public opinion has shifted on the indefinite detention of asylum seekers, warning that politicians must keep up.

Read More
1 Views

Manus Island detainees 'have not been told' of Philippines resettlement plan

Posted by jaypee 352 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

Asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island say they have not been formally told of any plan to resettle them in the Philippines, and believe few would accept any offer to move to the south-east Asian archipelago.


Australia’s foreign minister, Julie Bishop, and the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, have confirmed they are talking to their counterparts in the Philippines ove Read More