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Asylum seekers priced out of court

Posted by jaypee 1241 days ago Australia
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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 1242 days ago Australia
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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 1242 days ago Australia
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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 1242 days ago Australia
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Scores of refugees held in detention across Australia continue to find themselves caught in limbo.

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2 alleged people-smugglers appear in Aussie court

Posted by jacobo 1243 days ago Australia
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MELBOURNE: Two men appeared in an Australian court on Thursday charged with being part of a people-smuggling ring that brought Iranian and Iraqi asylum seekers to Australia by boat from Indonesia.

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Gillard backs Australians to fill skills shortage

Posted by jacobo 1244 days ago Australia
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the Government will not fill the skills shortage with immigration if there are Australian workers who can be trained or relocated to fill employment demand.

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Seven illegal workers discovered in Perth house

Posted by jacobo 1245 days ago Australia
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Seven illegal workers discoverd in a Perth home have been sent to an immigration detention centre to be deported.

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Merit, not quantity, is the go

Posted by jaypee 1245 days ago Australia
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Authorities should be ready to step in if universities go overboard with overseas student recruitment, the government's adviser on student visas, Michael Knight, has warned.

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