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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott threatens tougher action on asylum seekers after losing parliamentary vote

Posted by jaypee 133 days ago Australia
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The Abbott government is preparing to toughen its already hardline asylum seeker policies after its attempt to reintroduce temporary protection visas was blocked in the Senate by Labor and the Greens.

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Senate sets Morrison document deadline

Posted by jaypee 134 days ago Australia
http://news.ninemsn.com.au —

The Senate has given Immigration Minister Scott Morrison until Wednesday to comply with an order to release documents about "operational matters" related to asylum seeker boat interceptions.

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Australia Announces New 457 Visa Labour Market Testing Rules

Posted by jacobo 140 days ago Australia
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From 23 November 2013, new 457 visa labour market testing rules have been implemented, requiring employers to demonstrate that there is no suitable local candidate for the position before seeking to access the Subclass 457 visa programme to employ an overseas workers.

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Australia gifts patrol boats to Sri Lanka

Posted by jacobo 148 days ago Australia
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During his visit to Sri Lanka during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that drew to a close this weekend, Abbot said that Australia needs to work together with Colombo to combat human smuggling.

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Indonesian police and immigration departments prepare to stop cooperation with Australia

Posted by jaypee 148 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

The Indonesian national police and immigration departments are readying themselves to stop all co-operation with Australia as soon as an order comes from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

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Sydney foreign workers back-paid

Posted by jaypee 151 days ago Australia
http://www.news.com.au —

FOREIGN construction workers allegedly mistreated by their boss have been given $216,000 back pay and had their wages lifted closer to the rate they were initially promised.

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Australian ship crew dumped for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 153 days ago Australia
http://www.abc.net.au —

It's the end of an era, as the Pioneer bulk sugar carrier heads to Singapore for the last time with an Australian crew and flag.

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Immigration Minister Scott Morrison refuses to detail recent asylum seeker boat arrival in Question Time

Posted by jaypee 154 days ago Australia
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au —

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has refused to answer a question in Parliament about an unconfirmed boat arrival, saying to do so would "undermine" the Government's bid to stop the boats and "help" people smugglers.

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