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Former immigration minister calls for Australia to increase skilled migrant intake

Posted by jacobo 1761 days ago Australia
http://www.visabureau.com —

Former Australian immigration minister Nick Bolkus has suggested that Australia's skill shortages could be fixed by increasing migrant intake by 100,000 over the following three years.

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Canberra to free 100 asylum seekers every month

Posted by jacobo 1764 days ago Australia
http://gulfnews.com —

Canberra: The Australian government will free more than 100 asylum seekers a month from overcrowded detention centres that are being overwhelmed by new boat arrivals, an official said yesterday.

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Boats prompt new govt call for swap deal

Posted by jacobo 1767 days ago Australia
http://news.smh.com.au —

The federal government has used the arrival of two asylum-seeker boats on the same day to push its case for offshore processing.

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Australia sees surge in refugee boats

Posted by jacobo 1767 days ago Australia
http://news.malaysia.msn.com —

Canberra clinched a deal in May to send 800 boatpeople to Malaysia in exchange for 4,000 of that country's registered refugees in a bid to deter people-smugglers from the dangerous maritime voyage Down Under.

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Govt urges oppn to support Malaysia plan

Posted by jacobo 1768 days ago Australia
http://news.smh.com.au —

The federal government has renewed its call on the opposition to support its bill to allow offshore processing of asylum seekers in Malaysia.

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Government's immigration bill: a legal can of worms

Posted by jaypee 1768 days ago Australia
http://www.abc.net.au —

It seems inevitable the Federal Government will soon be dragged back to the High Court on matters relating to immigration policy.

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Indonesian men jailed over people-smuggling

Posted by jacobo 1769 days ago Australia
http://www.radioaustralianews.net.au —

Two Indonesian people smugglers have been sentenced to five years' jail in the northern Australian city of Darwin, for bringing 74 asylum seekers to Australia.

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Australia home to 60,000 illegal immigrants

Posted by jacobo 1770 days ago Australia
http://www.tucsonsentinel.com —

Few issues irk Australians more than that of asylum seekers — specifically the idea that wealthy, peaceable countries like Australia owe a duty of care to those tired, poor wretches arriving in rickety boats from Afghanistan, Iraq, Burma and beyond.

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