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Resource Projects And Boatpeople Focus Minds In Marginal Labor Mining Towns

Resource projects and boatpeople focus minds in marginal Labor mining towns Sean Parnell and Rosanne Barrett From: The Australian July 21, 2010 12:00AM QUEENSLAND'S hardened mining electorates have the same issues as most other blue collar communities. But nowhere in … Continue reading

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Labor Urged To Define ‘Sustainable Population’

Labor urged to define 'sustainable population' ABC NEWS Posted Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:29am AEST The Federal Opposition says the Government should nominate what it thinks a sustainable population is. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has made it clear that she … Continue reading

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Opposition Won’t Change Refugee Intake, Says Scott Morrison

Opposition won't change refugee intake, says Scott Morrison The Australian From: AAP July 19, 2010 5:33PM OPPOSITION immigration spokesman Scott Morrison says there is a link between the asylum seeker issue and concerns about the impact of immigration on Australia's … Continue reading

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Gillard To Make Population Pitch

Gillard to make population pitch By online political correspondent Emma Rodgers ABC NEWS July 18, 2010 http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/18/2956919.htm?section=justin Prime Minister Julia Gillard is set to deliver a speech in Brisbane today to quell concerns surrounding the stresses on Australia's cities from … Continue reading

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PM Tries To Unscramble Asylum Message

PM tries to unscramble asylum message By chief political correspondent Lyndal Curtis ABC NEWS Updated Fri Jul 9, 2010 8:51pm AEST Prime Minister Julia Gillard's plan for a regional processing centre for asylum seekers is struggling for traction and credibility. … Continue reading

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Government Rules Out Return To Nauru

Government rules out return to Nauru ABC NEWS Updated Fri Jul 9, 2010 10:58am AEST The Federal Government has wasted no time in dismissing Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's suggestion that Julia Gillard “put in a phone call to Nauru” as … Continue reading

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Greens Pledge To Increase Refugee Intake

Greens pledge to increase refugee intake By Joanna McCarthy ABC NEWS Updated Fri Jul 9, 2010 2:42pm AEST The Greens have released their election policy on refugees which provides for an increase in the annual refugee intake to 20,000. The … Continue reading

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Barnett Keen On Christmas Island

Barnett keen on Christmas Island Paige Taylor From: The Australian July 08, 2010 12:00AM THE federal government wants to wash its hands of Christmas Island, and West Australian Premier Colin Barnett is happy to take it on. And the shire … Continue reading

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East Timor ‘Open’ To Australia’s Refugee Centre Plan

E Timor 'open' to Australia's refugee centre plan BBC NEWS Page last updated at 11:13 GMT, Thursday, 8 July 2010 12:13 UK East Timor says it is open to the idea of housing a refugee processing centre – as debate … Continue reading

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New Zealand Told Hands Off Asylum Seekers

NZ told hands off asylum seekers NZPA 4:00 AM Thursday Jul 8, 2010 Amnesty International has joined calls for New Zealand to avoid being roped into supporting Australia's overseas asylum-seeker processing centre proposal, and says those at the centre of … Continue reading

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Abbott Wants Navy To Decide On Turning Boats Back

Abbott wants Navy to decide on turning boats back ABC NEWS Updated Thu Jul 8, 2010 12:55pm AEST Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says a Coalition government would give Royal Australian Navy commanders the discretion to turn back boats carrying asylum … Continue reading

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No Decision Yet On Asylum Seekers In Northam

No decision yet on asylum seekers in Northam ABC NEWS Updated Thu Jul 8, 2010 6:02pm AEST The Immigration Minister, Chris Evans, says the government is working to identify a number of suitable sites to add to facilities already in … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka Has Improved But People Still ‘Vulnerable’

Sri Lanka has improved but people still 'vulnerable' FARAH FAROUQUE AND MATT WADE The Age July 7, 2010 PRIME Minister Julia Gillard's revised approach to processing applicants from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan amounted to ''racial discrimination'', according to an asylum … Continue reading

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Fraser Backs Gillard’s Asylum Plan

Fraser backs Gillard's asylum plan ABC NEWS Updated Wed Jul 7, 2010 5:26pm AEST Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser has voiced his support for Julia Gillard's plan for asylum seekers. Mr Fraser set up Australia's first regional processing centres to … Continue reading

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Abbott Invokes Howard On Boats

Abbott invokes Howard on boats Matthew Franklin, Chief political correspondent From: The Australian July 07, 2010 12:00AM TONY Abbott has promised he would give his immigration minister the right to veto decisions on refugee status. The Opposition Leader has also … Continue reading

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New Zealand Yet To Hear Details Of Asylum Solution

NZ yet to hear details of asylum solution By Philippa McDonald in Auckland and staff ABC NEWS Updated Tue Jul 6, 2010 10:28pm AEST New Zealand's prime minister John Key says he is hoping to meet Australian Prime Minister Julia … Continue reading

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Australia : East Timor Could Process Asylum Seekers

Australia: East Timor could process asylum seekers By ROHAN SULLIVAN AP July 5, 2010 SYDNEY—Australia's new leader launched a plan Tuesday to make East Timor a hub for processing asylum seekers fleeing war and persecution across Asia while a debate … Continue reading

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Australian PM’s Immigration Vows

Australian PM's immigration vows AFP July 3, 2010 SYDNEY Australia's new Prime Minister Julia Gillard Sunday vowed not to let “political correctness” get in the way of tackling immigration, signalling a tough line on the issue. Gillard, who ruthlessly deposed … Continue reading

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ASIO Creates Asylum Limbo

ASIO creates asylum limbo Exclusive: Paul Maley From: The Australian July 02, 2010 12:00AM UP to 150 asylum-seekers are in a state of security limbo because ASIO is unable to decide whether they pose threats to the community. The 120-150 … Continue reading

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New Zealand To Share Asylum Seeker Prints

NZ to share asylum seeker prints NZPA July 1, 2010 Asylum seekers who fail to be accepted by Australia will find it difficult to have another go in New Zealand after the countries signed an agreement to share fingerprints. The … Continue reading

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