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Foreign ministry calls for better use of visa program

Posted by jacobo 212 days ago Australia
http://www.taipeitimes.com —

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has urged Taiwanese to make proper use of working holiday programs.

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Sex workers go to Australia under working holiday cover

Posted by jacobo 212 days ago Australia
http://www.chinapost.com.tw —

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- It was recently reported in the media that some local prostitutes traveled to Australia as backpackers under the working holiday program to engage in the sex industry.

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Scott Morrison moves to revoke government's freeze on protection visas

Posted by jaypee 222 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says he did not "backflip" when reversing his freeze on protection visas for asylum seekers, arguing the regulation was no longer necessary because he has since introduced stronger rules.

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Australia posts code of conduct for asylum-seekers

Posted by jacobo 225 days ago Australia
http://www.channelnewsasia.com —

SYDNEY: Asylum-seekers living in Australia face having their welfare payments cut, visas cancelled or being placed in detention if they breach a new code of conduct forbidding anti-social behaviour that sparked condemnation on Tuesday.

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Calls to rethink Australia's asylum policy

Posted by jaypee 225 days ago Australia
http://www.sbs.com.au —

The group - consisting of lawyers, refugees, a priest and a former Defence Chief - contributed to a new book entitled “Refugees and asylum seekers: Finding a better way”.


The 24 essays explore how Australia can reframe the refugee debate to be more humane and inclusive.

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Asylum seekers living in Australia forced to sign code of conduct

Posted by jaypee 227 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

Asylum seekers already in Australia can have their visas cancelled or their meagre government payments reduced if they breach a new code of conduct prohibiting “antisocial behaviour” or “lying to a government official”, or if they fail to attend an interview.

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Immigration dept slammed in rights report

Posted by jaypee 231 days ago Australia
http://www.news.com.au —

THE human rights watchdog has criticised the immigration department for failing to ask ASIO if eight asylum seekers and a small boy were suitable for community detention.

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Bob Jones: Welcome illegal immigrants with open arms

Posted by jacobo 233 days ago Australia
http://www.nzherald.co.nz —

A contentious issue in the Australian election was illegal migration, the party leaders competing for the harshest tactics to deal with it.

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