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Concerns Raised Over (N.Z.) Immigration Review

N A T I O N A L N E W S S T O R Y Subscribe to Archivestuff Concerns raised over immigration review 20 June 2006 The Human Rights Commission says some proposed changes to the Immigration Act … Continue reading

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(Australian) Immigration Laws Secure Borders

Immigration laws 'secure borders' From: AAP June 15, 2006 CONTROVERSIAL immigration changes are aimed partly at ensuring good relations with Indonesia, Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone has said. Senator Vanstone said today the proposed laws, introduced after Australia granted asylum to … Continue reading

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Government Seeks Immigration Compromise

www.smh.com.auHome National Article Government seeks immigration compromise June 14, 2006 – 8:37PM Page 1 of 2 | Single page Tough new immigration laws could be softened after a marathon meeting between concerned backbenchers and Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone. Senator Vanstone … Continue reading

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$21 Billion (To India) From Overseas Remittances

$21B from overseas remittances Tuesday, June 13, 2006 NEW DELHI: Investment bankers J P Morgan stated in a study that India is the largest recipient of remittances by overseas workers who account to about 20 million, estimating a substantial $21 … Continue reading

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Guest Workers Cut Wages: Vanstone

Guest workers cut wages: Vanstone Meaghan Shaw The Age June 8, 2006 IMMIGRATION Minister Amanda Vanstone has come under fire for admitting that importing foreign workers helped suppress wage claims. Senator Vanstone defended the controversial foreign guest worker scheme, saying … Continue reading

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Unions Step Up Ad Blitz Over IR (Industrial Relations) Laws

Unions step up ad blitz over IR laws May 31, 2006 – 3:39PM The Age Unions will renew their advertising blitz against the federal government's new industrial laws as the workplace watchdog investigates a second abattoir's employment practices. The meatworkers' … Continue reading

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Japan Panel Proposes Limits On Foreign Workers

Japan panel proposes limits on foreign workers Reuters Wednesday, May 31, 2006; 12:54 AM TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan should limit the number of foreign workers allowed into the country and require those who are let in to acquire a command … Continue reading

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Government To Crack Down On Foreign Fishing

Govt to crack down on foreign fishing May 25, 2006 – 11:24AM The federal government plans to crack down on foreigners found illegally fishing in Australian waters by introducing tougher penalties. Fisheries Minister Peter McGauran has introduced the Fisheries Legislation … Continue reading

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New Zealand Crackdown On Foreign Student Scam

New Zealand Crackdown on foreign student scam 1.00pm Monday May 22, 2006 A scam by foreign students is said to be costing the country millions of dollars. The Government is now to crackdown on the guardians of young fee-paying foreign … Continue reading

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Australia Set To Recognize Papua Treaty

Australia set to recognise Papua treaty May 21, 2006 – 5:14PM Australia is set to formally recognise Indonesia's control over Papua in a security treaty, leading to more claims of Canberra's subservience in the damaging visas row. Indonesia wants the … Continue reading

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New Border Laws Pave Way For Indonesian Ambassador’s Return

May 11, 2006: New Border Laws Pave Way For Indonesian Ambassador's Return New border laws help pave way for Indonesian ambassador's return By Cynthia Banham Foreign Affairs Reporter May 11, 2006 Indonesia's ambassador to Australia, who was recalled to Jakarta … Continue reading

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Asylum Centres To Shut

May 10, 2006: Asylum Centres To Shut Asylum centres to shut Nicolette Burke 10may06 Local immigration detention centres will be closed and plans to build new ones will be shelved, following the Government's new policy of processing boat people overseas. … Continue reading

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Government May Face Revolt Over Migration Laws

May 9, 2006: Government May Face Revolt Over Migration Laws Govt may face revolt over migration laws May 9, 2006 – 8:15PM The government faces another potential backbench revolt over its plans to keep asylum seekers from having their claims … Continue reading

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Tougher Migration Rules For Students

May 8, 2006: Tougher Migration Rules For Students Tougher migration rules for students By Michelle Grattan May 8, 2006 Students from overseas who want to stay in Australia as skilled migrants will face tougher conditions in future. They will need … Continue reading

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Revamp Planned For Deserted Nauru Site

May 8, 2006: Revamp Planned For Deserted Nauru Site Revamp planned for deserted Nauru site By Jewel Topsfield, Canberra May 8, 2006 An empty asylum seeker camp on Nauru is being redeveloped to house 500 people, as the Federal Government … Continue reading

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Australia Toughens Asylum Laws

April 13, 2006: Australia Toughens Asylum Laws Last Updated: Thursday, 13 April 2006, 12:43 GMT 13:43 UK Australia toughens asylum rules Tension over Papuan refugees has been high between Australia and Indonesia Australia is to send all asylum seekers arriving … Continue reading

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Universities Being Used As Immigration Factories

March 30, 2006: Universities Being Used As Immigration Factories Universities being used as immigration 'factories' By John Garnaut (The Sydney Morning Herald–www.smh.com.au) March 30, 2006 “SHOPFRONT” universities are acting more like immigration facilitators than educators, a Monash University study has … Continue reading

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Six Sierra Leonean Runaways Win Visas

March 28, 2006: Six Sierra Leonean Runaways Win Visas Six Sierra Leonean runaways win visas Martin Boulton, Chris Johnston and Peter Ker March 28, 2006 (The Age–Melbourne) SIX Sierra Leonean athletes found by police in Sydney yesterday will apply for … Continue reading

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