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Coalition offers Indonesia extra money to help halt flow of asylum seekers

Posted by jacobo 336 days ago Australia
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Australia is offering Indonesia extra money and help to reduce the number of transiting asylum seekers as the Abbott government maintains silence on the widespread belief that it is towing boats back to the Indonesian maritime border.

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Australia restrict access to info about secretive immigration policies

Posted by jacobo 336 days ago Australia
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PanARMENIAN.Net - Australia's government on Wednesday, Jan 15, touted its success in deterring asylum seekers from arriving by boat, even as it moved to further restrict access to information about its secretive immigration policies, Reuters reports.

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Scott Morrison announces closure of four immigration detention centres

Posted by jaypee 336 days ago Australia
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The Abbott government has announced the closure of four immigration detention centres.


Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says the closures will save the government at least $88.8 million a year.

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Australia hardens refugee policy, to close mainland centers

Posted by jacobo 337 days ago Australia
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SYDNEY - Australia will shut four mainland immigration detention centers, the government said on Tuesday, as it pushes ahead with controversial policies to turn back refugee boats and detain asylum seekers in remote centers offshore.

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Australian business group calls for more foreign workers to improve national economy

Posted by jacobo 337 days ago Australia
http://www.livepunjab.com —

To improve the national economy, Australia must increase levels of skilled migrant workers, a key industry lobby group is urging the federal government.

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Unis welcome rise in foreign students

Posted by jaypee 337 days ago Australia
http://news.ninemsn.com.au —

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 337 days ago Australia
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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 337 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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