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Barely trained casual workers in detention centres

Posted by jaypee 1322 days ago Australia
http://www.theaustralian.com.au —

An English backpacker on a tourist visa, Australians straight from high school and overseas students are among hundreds of casual workers earning up to $450 a day as 'officers' in immigration detention centres.

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Legal brothels' sex slavery links

Posted by jacobo 1323 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

LEGAL brothels in Victoria and New South Wales are operating unchecked despite police investigations implicating them in human trafficking, sex slavery and organised crime.

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Citizens trump Australia visa holders for jobs: PM

Posted by jacobo 1323 days ago Australia
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has told the media that vacant employment positions - particualrly in the lucrative mining and resources sector - should be filled by Australian workers rather than imported  skilled labour, ahead of the national jobs forum in Canberra commencing Friday 7 October.

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Human trafficking prompts raids on brothels

Posted by jaypee 1324 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

A taskforce of police and immigration inspectors have raided Sydney brothels in the past month as part of a wide inves

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Asylum seekers priced out of court

Posted by jaypee 1324 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

Penniless asylum seekers are being asked to pay $25,000 to have their cases taken to court by legal firms appointed by the Immigration Department, even though Legal Aid is prepared to work for free.

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ACTU push to scale back migration rejected

Posted by jaypee 1325 days ago Australia
http://www.theaustralian.com.au —

The union-led push to scale back skilled migration was rebuffed yesterday by Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans.

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Skilled migrants should be able to stay, says Dow chief

Posted by jaypee 1325 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

Reviving the manufacturing sector will require immigration rules that allow more highly-skilled workers to stay in the country, says the chief executive of the global giant Dow Chemical, Andrew Liveris.

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Refugees caught in detention centre limbo

Posted by jaypee 1325 days ago Australia
http://www.abc.net.au —

Scores of refugees held in detention across Australia continue to find themselves caught in limbo.

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