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Gillard fails to salvage Australia's migrant swap deal

Posted by jaypee 1044 days ago Australia
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday failed to win enough votes in Parliament to pass legislation she hoped would salvage a people-swap deal with Malaysia.

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Officers detain illegal workers

Posted by jacobo 1044 days ago Australia
http://www.countrynews.com.au —

Compliance officers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship located 12 illegal agricultural industry workers in Red Cliffs, outside Mildura last Wednesday.

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Canberra facing defeat on Malaysia refugee deal

Posted by jacobo 1045 days ago Australia
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SYDNEY: Australia's conservative opposition on Sunday warned it would almost certainly knock back laws vital to the government's salvaging of its Malaysia refugee swap deal.

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Australia's Malaysia refugee swap under fire

Posted by jacobo 1045 days ago Australia
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SYDNEY - Protesters angry at Australia's plans to send asylum-seekers to Malaysia shouted down Immigration Minister Chris Bowen Saturday, as the opposition said Canberra's draft law stripped away rights.

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Labor strips asylum rights in bid to revive swap deal

Posted by jaypee 1045 days ago Australia
http://www.theage.com.au —


Government legislation to revive the Malaysian people swap gives the immigration minister unfettered power to send asylum seekers offshore, without having to guarantee they will have rights and protections.


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Illegal workers to be deported

Posted by jaypee 1047 days ago Australia
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The Immigration Department says it will deport 12 people found to be working illegally near Mildura.


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Malaysia briefing unlikely to sway Abbott

Posted by jaypee 1047 days ago Australia
http://news.smh.com.au —

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has signalled he is unlikely to be swayed by the arguments of senior officials set to brief him on the government's bid to resurrect its Malaysian people-swap deal.


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More than 4000 to become Aussie citizens

Posted by jaypee 1047 days ago Australia
http://news.ninemsn.com.au —

More than 4,000 people from 115 countries will become Australian citizens at ceremonies to be held across the nation this weekend.

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