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Take-up of 457 visas is booming under Julia Gillard

Posted by jaypee 1418 days ago Australia
http://www.theaustralian.com.au —

The controversial 457 visa system for temporary foreign workers is booming, outstripping growth in permanent employer-sponsored jobs and returning better salaries as well.

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Offshore processing backdown will bring boats: Julia Gillard

Posted by jaypee 1419 days ago Australia
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Julia Gillard has predicted an increase in boat arrivals after yesterday being forced to abandon offshore processing and softening the treatment of asylum-seekers who arrive by sea.

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More new arrivals to be treated as having flown in

Posted by jaypee 1419 days ago Australia
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More asylum-seekers who arrive by boat will be treated the same as those who arrive by plane.

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Australia Abandons Refugee Swap Plan

Posted by jaypee 1420 days ago Australia
http://www.nytimes.com —

SYDNEY — Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia announced Thursday that she was abandoning her government’s controversial plans to ship asylum seekers to Malaysia as part of a refugee swap deal — a humiliating about-face for the beleaguered leader tha

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More skilled migrants for WA

Posted by jacobo 1423 days ago Australia
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WA is set for an influx of skilled migrants with four in five WA companies surveyed by audit firm KPMG indicating they planned to hire from abroad in the next 12 months.

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Skilled migrant numbers tipped to rise

Posted by jacobo 1423 days ago Australia
http://www.miningaustralia.com.au —

Four in five WA companies are planning to hire overseas workers in the next 12 months, according to audit firm KPMG.

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Barely trained casual workers in detention centres

Posted by jaypee 1423 days ago Australia
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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 1424 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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