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Unis welcome rise in foreign students

Posted by jaypee 252 days ago Australia
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Total student visa lodgements rose by 7.1 per cent in the September quarter, making it the highest period for lodgements in the past four years, new immigration department figures show.

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Plea for skilled migrant visa changes

Posted by jaypee 252 days ago Australia
http://www.abc.net.au —

A southern Queensland recruiter says any increase in Australia's skilled migrant intake should include changes to the visa application scheme.

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Immigration FOI requests refused as Scott Morrison takes tougher line | World news | theguardian.com

Posted by jaypee 252 days ago Australia
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The Immigration Department is blocking the release of a list of all briefings made to the immigration minister, Scott Morrison, despite an identical request being granted just months earlier under the Labor government.

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Business group calls for immigration increase to 220,000

Posted by jaypee 252 days ago Australia
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au —

A business lobby group is urging the Federal Government to boost Australia's immigration intake by more than 15 per cent next year.

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Australian PM likens people-smuggling crackdown to war

Posted by jacobo 255 days ago Australia
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday likened the fight against people-smugglers to war, while defending the detention centres asylum-seekers are held in as effective and humanely run.

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Military chiefs in bid to defuse boat turn-back row

Posted by jacobo 257 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

The head of Indonesia's military said he had reached a private agreement with the Chief of the Australian Defence Force to accept turned-backs boats as a way of defusing the diplomatic row over the policy.

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Asylum policy: 'No comment'

Posted by jacobo 257 days ago Australia
http://www.bbc.co.uk —

The promise to end the flow of asylum seekers trying to reach Australia's shores was a key campaign pledge of Tony Abbott's conservative coalition, which eventually ended up in power.

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Australia PM Tony Abbott defends asylum policy 'closed book'

Posted by jacobo 257 days ago Australia
http://www.bbc.co.uk —

Officials have in recent days refused to comment on reports that Australian naval forces have turned back at least one boat to Indonesia.

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