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Australia eyes refugee intake boost

Posted by jacobo 2201 days ago Australia
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SYDNEY: Australia's immigration minister said Thursday he wants to see a big rise in the number of refugees the country takes while making clear illegal boatpeople should be sent back to their transit countries.

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Migrant workers to be stung with visa fee hikes

Posted by jacobo 2202 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

A surprise increase to visa fees to help the federal government meet its budget surplus promise would make it even harder for WA to fill its skills shortage, industry leaders claim.

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Former immigration minister calls for Australia to increase skilled migrant intake

Posted by jacobo 2203 days ago Australia
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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 2206 days ago Australia
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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 2209 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 2209 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 2210 days ago Australia
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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 2210 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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