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Farmers Say Jetstar Border Plan ‘Short-Sighted’

Farmers say Jetstar border plan 'short-sighted' The New Zealand Herald, August 6, 2010 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10664035 Budget airline Jetstar's calls to scrap immigration checks on transtasman routes have sparked biosecurity fears among an industry lobby group. Federated Farmers says Jetstar's desire to … Continue reading

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Abbot t To Talk To Nauru On Re-Opening Camp

Abbott to talk to Nauru on reopening camp By Yuko Narushima and Kirsty Needham The Age (Melbourne), August 6, 2010 http://www.theage.com.au/federal-election/abbott-to-talk-to-nauru-on-reopening-camp-20100806-11om9.html Tony Abbott will meet the president of Nauru today to demonstrate the Coalition's resolve to reinstate the ''Pacific solution''. … Continue reading

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Labor And Liberals Wary Of Overseas Student Debate

Labor and Liberals wary of overseas student debate By Guy Healy and Andrew Trounson The Australian, August 6, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/labor-and-liberals-wary-of-overseas-student-debate/story-fn59niix-1225902285813 Warnings from the international education sector on job losses are failing to gain political traction. The sector is worried about … Continue reading

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Dick Smith Funds ABC Anti-Immigration Documentary

Dick Smith funds ABC anti-immigration documentary By Caroline Overington The Australian, August 6, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/dick-smith-funds-abc-anti-immigration-documentary/story-e6frg6n6-1225902286984 Millionaire businessman Dick Smith has paid some of the cost of an anti-immigration documentary to be aired on the ABC next Thursday. Mr Smith is … Continue reading

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Libs Want To Get More Young Into Jobs

Libs want to get more young into jobs The Australian Associated Press, August 6, 2010 http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/libs-want-to-get-more-young-into-jobs-20100806-11lbc.html The federal opposition will announce a policy soon to attract more young people into the workforce, its economic spokesman Joe Hockey says. 'If we … Continue reading

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Policy Gaps Put Nation At Risk Of Resource Curse

Policy gaps put nation at risk of resource curse By Paul Cleary The Australian, August 6, 2010 To make matters worse, both major parties, and the Greens, have flagged sharp cuts to immigration, thereby creating pressure for high wages. Prime … Continue reading

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Dick Smith’s Million Dollars For The Planet

Dick Smith's million dollars for the planet Reporter: Bryan Seymour ABC NEWS Broadcast Date: August 05, 2010 You may have noticed how quick Julia Gillard was to back-track on Kevin Rudd's 'Big Australia' vision. The Prime Minister now promotes the … Continue reading

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Cut Migrants, And Keep Out Those Who Don’t Fit In

Cut migrants, and keep out those who don't fit in John Stone From: The Australian August 05, 2010 12:00AM ALTHOUGH immigration has become the most important issue in the election campaign, the debate continues to confuse three largely separate components. … Continue reading

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Big Australia Vision Goes Down Like A Lead Balloon

Big Australia vision goes down like a lead balloon By Jennie Curtin The Sydney Morning Herald, August 3, 2010 http://www.smh.com.au/national/big-australia-vision-goes-down- like-a-lead-balloon-20100803-115g7.html Nearly three-quarters of Australians do not want a bigger population, a recent survey shows. The result appears to back … Continue reading

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Afghan Deportees ‘Heading To Australia’

Afghan escapees 'heading to Australia' Agence France-Presse, August 3, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/afghan-escapees-heading-to-australia/story-fn3dxity-1225900663674 A manhunt has been launched in Malaysia for 20 Afghan migrants who fled a detention centre and may be planning to travel illicitly to Australia, police said today. The … Continue reading

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Greens Won’t Set Population Target

Greens won't set population target Australian Associated Press, August 2, 2010 http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/greens-wont-set-population-target-20100802-112vb.html Greens Senate candidate Lee Rhiannon has refused to nominate what she thinks would be a sustainable Australian population, saying 'we're not going to set numbers on what that … Continue reading

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Jakarta In Detention Talks With Canberra Over Asylum Seekers

Jakarta in detention talks with Canberra over asylum-seekers Mark Dodd, Peter Alford From: The Australian July 24, 2010 12:00AM DISCUSSIONS are under way between Canberra and Jakarta on a plan for Australia to pay for new detention centres in Indonesia. … Continue reading

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Jakarta May Lock Up Boatpeople

Jakarta may lock up boatpeople Stephen Fitzpatrick, Jakarta correspondent From: The Australian July 23, 2010 12:00AM AUSTRALIA might be asked to fund detention centres in Indonesia to help Jakarta deter asylum-seekers from using the nation as a staging point. Jakarta's … Continue reading

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Business Opposes Cuts To Immigration Policy

Business opposes cuts to immigration policy Annabel Hepworth and Richard Gluyas From: The Australian July 22, 2010 12:00AM PROMINENT business leaders have warned that policies to slow population growth will damage the economy. They say that will allow governments to … Continue reading

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Migrants Must Fill Labor Gap In Mining

Migrants must fill labour gap in mining Matt Chambers From: The Australian July 21, 2010 12:00AM A SHORTAGE of 35,800 tradespeople expected in the resources sector by 2015 will probably be almost completely filled by migrant labour. This is because … Continue reading

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Gillard First To Pull Population Lever

Gillard first to pull population lever Paul Kelly, Editor-at-large From: The Australian July 21, 2010 12:00AM JULIA Gillard's comments yesterday put the issue beyond doubt — she is the first Prime Minister to seek election on the platform of a … Continue reading

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Boatpeople Offered Help To Return Home

Boatpeople offered help to return home Paige Taylor From: The Australian July 21, 2010 12:00AM ASYLUM-SEEKERS on Christmas Island who agree to go home could receive training, education and money to start a small business. The proposed reintegration package would … Continue reading

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Asylum Freeze Having Hardly Any Impact : Pakistan

Asylum freeze having hardly any impact: Pakistan ABC NEWS By South Asia correspondent Sally Sara Updated Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:23am AEST Audio: Australian policy not stopping asylum seeker flow says Pakistan (AM) Pakistani immigration officials say the Federal Government's … Continue reading

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Successful Asylum Claims Plummet

Successful asylum claims plummet Paul Maley From: The Australian July 21, 2010 12:00AM KEVIN Rudd's suspension of new Afghan and Sri Lankan asylum claims was followed by a rapid drop in successful asylum claims. Yesterday, the regional head of the … Continue reading

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Asylum Issue Looms Again For Gillard

Asylum issue looms again for Gillard ABC NEWS Updated Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:54am AEST Prime Minister Julia Gillard said there was “no quick fix” to the refugee issue as officials confirmed that another boat load of asylum seekers had … Continue reading

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