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Sydney Detention Centre Protest Ends

Sydney detention centre protest ends Sydney Morning Herald September 21, 2010 Eight asylum seekers ended a torturous 30-hour stand-off with Australian authorities after they climbed down from the roof of a Sydney immigration detention centre. Some of the asylum seekers … Continue reading

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Protest Over Death At Australian Detention Centre

Protest over death at Australian detention centre (AFP) September 20, 2010 SYDNEY—-A Fijian man died suddenly at a Sydney immigration centre on Monday, officials said, with a protest breaking out in the compound after claims he had jumped from a … Continue reading

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Bowen Flags More Onshore Processing

Bowen flags more onshore processing AAP September 20, 2010 The federal government is considering a further expansion of immigration facilities on the mainland in an effort to cope with a growing number of asylum seekers in detention. Immigration Minister Chris … Continue reading

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Both Sides Of Politics Deterring International Students Says Group Of Eight

Both sides of politics deterring international students says Group of Eight Andrew Trouson From: The Australian September 10, 2010 12:00AM THE elite universities have condemned both sides of politics for giving a “green light to intolerance” during the election campaign … Continue reading

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Unis Angry Over Visa Rule Changes

Unis angry over visa rule changes Sarah-Jane Collins Sydney Morning Herald September 10, 2010 AUSTRALIA'S leading research universities have lashed out at the federal government for failing to tackle problems caused by changes to student visa rules. ''We just went … Continue reading

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UK ‘People Smuggler’ Refused NZ Visa

UK 'people smuggler' refused NZ visa NZPA September 10, 2010 A 29-year-old Englishman who was said to have been involved in “people-smuggling” has had his application for residence in New Zealand turned down by the Minister of Immigration. The man, … Continue reading

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Human Rights Boss Lashes ‘Race To Bottom’

Human rights boss lashes 'race to bottom' Tom Reilly and Yuko Narushima Sydney Morning Herald September 10, 2010 THE race and discrimination commissioner has attacked the election campaigns of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, describing their debates on asylum seekers … Continue reading

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Australia Leads On Foreign Students

Australia leads on foreign students Jewel Topsfield The Age September 8, 2010 AUSTRALIA has the highest proportion of international students enrolled in its tertiary institutions in the world, according to an international study. The OECD's Education at a Glance report, … Continue reading

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Cabinet Shakeup Expected

Cabinet shakeup expected Paul Osborne AAP September 8, 2010 Prime Minister Julia Gillard is expected to anoint Kevin Rudd as foreign minister and elevate new Labor talent amid a frontbench overhaul aimed at shoring up her minority government. The cabinet … Continue reading

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New Zealand Rolls Out Fingerprint Checks

NZ rolls out fingerprint checks Catherine Deshayes TheMoveChannel.com Tuesday, September 07, 2010 New Zealand has started fingerprint checks with Australia as part of a biometric programme to strengthen border security and prevent identity fraud… The scheme is expected to be … Continue reading

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How Australia’s Labor Party Lost The Population Vote And Hung The Election

How Australia's Labor Party lost the population vote and hung the election Mark O'Connor Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:17 AM Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard is now struggling to stay in power. Having deposed the previous PM Kevin … Continue reading

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Hollow Men Led Labor To Disaster

Hollow men led Labor to disaster Ross Gittins The Age August 23, 2010 Voters punished Labor for lacking principles and conviction. It is time for the party to ditch the thugs and recover some values. THE one thing we can … Continue reading

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Coalition Will Cut Refugee Boats To ‘Three A Year’

Coalition will cut refugee boats to 'three a year' Patricia Karvelas From: The Australian August 21, 2010 12:00AM TONY Abbott has staked his political credibility on the claim he will get unauthorised boat arrivals down to three a year if … Continue reading

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NSW Joins Health Waiver Scheme For Skilled Immigrants

NSW joins health waiver scheme for skilled migrants By state political reporter Mark Tobin ABC NEWS Posted Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:44am AEST The New South Wales Government has signed up to a scheme that will allow skilled migrants to … Continue reading

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Australia’s Toxic Asylum Issue

Australia's 'toxic' asylum issue Overview Refugee's story Facts & figures By Zoe Murphy BBC News 19 August 2010 Last updated at 03:21 ET Illegal arrivals are few in comparison to skilled and sponsored migrants, but have caused wide concern Holed … Continue reading

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It’s A No Brainer : Population Must Stop Growing Soon

Its a no brainer: population must stop growing soon. By Mark OConnor Posted on ABC See www.abc.net.au/tv/populationpuzzle/index.html Then click on Opinion. August 18, 2010 David Attenborough remarks in his last documentary How Many People Can Live On Planet Earth? I've … Continue reading

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Immigration Cuts ‘Won’t Slow Growth’

Immigration cuts 'won't slow growth' Matthew Franklin, Chief political correspondent From: The Australian August 18, 2010 12:00AM JULIA Gillard has emphatically denied a returned Labor government would put the brakes on economic growth by cuttiing migration. Her plan is to … Continue reading

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People Smugglers Set Sail From New Ports

People-smugglers set sail from new ports Paul Maley and Paige Taylor From: The Australian August 18, 2010 12:00AM REFUGEE boats are sailing from as far away as India as people-smugglers attempt to beat a crackdown by Sri Lankan and Australian … Continue reading

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Treasury Board Warned Labor Against A Small Australia

Treasury briefing warned Labor against a small Australia Paul Cleary From: The Australian August 16, 2010 11:19PM TREASURY warned Tony Burke and Wayne Swan in April that Australia faced the early onset of “acute” skills shortages. But Labor responded by … Continue reading

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Fingerprint Data To Be Shared

Fingerprint data to be shared New Zealand Herald 6:19 PM Monday Aug 16, 2010 New Zealand and Australian immigration officials have begun sharing fingerprint information, hoping to crack down on criminals and people trying to get into the country with … Continue reading

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