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ACTU push to scale back migration rejected

Posted by jaypee 1209 days ago Australia
http://www.theaustralian.com.au —

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 1209 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 1209 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 1210 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 1211 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 1212 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 1212 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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Perth cafe receives record fine for underpayment

Posted by jacobo 1218 days ago Australia
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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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