The union-led push to scale back skilled migration was rebuffed yesterday by Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans.
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.
Scores of refugees held in detention across Australia continue to find themselves caught in limbo.
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.
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.
Seven illegal workers discoverd in a Perth home have been sent to an immigration detention centre to be deported.
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.
Two companies and two directors associated with a Perth café have been fined a record $28,000 after three Chinese workers were not paid for months at a time.
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