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New ABS Figures Show Immigration Driving Population Growth

New ABS figures show immigration driving population growth From: AAP June 30, 2010 4:38PM A “BIG Australia” will still transpire unless the Federal Government changes its policies along with its leader, opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison says. Australian Bureau of … Continue reading

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Barnett Declares Remote Asylum Centres Full

Barnett declares remote asylum centres full By Debbie Guest and Nicolas Perpitch The Australian, June 30, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/barnett-declares-remote- asylum-centres-full/story-e6frg6n6-1225885876556 Colin Barnett questions how the government will find space for asylum-seekers on the mainland. Mr Barnett says two remote centres in … Continue reading

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Overseas Students Left In The Lurch With Cuts To Skilled List

Overseas students left in the lurch with cuts to skilled list By Clare Barnes The Sydney Morning Herald, June 30, 2010 http://www.smh.com.au/national/overseas-students-left-in-the -lurch-with-cuts-to-skilled-list-20100629-zjcz.html Motivated by her grandmother's example Rebekah Rai has spent $23,000 studying for a career in aged care … Continue reading

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Imported Brides Rise As Money Mixes Asian Marriages

Imported brides rise as money mixes Asian marriages By Lawrence Bartlett (AFP) June 29, 2010 HONG KONG Asian men from rich countries such as Japan and South Korea are increasingly seeking brides from poorer ones like Vietnam and the Philippines … Continue reading

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More Refugees To Come Unless Rich Nations Help Poor With Climate Change : UN Scientist

More refugees to come unless rich nations help poor with climate change: UN scientist By Natasha Bita The Australian, June 29, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/australia-has-selfish-reason-to-help-poor-nations-cope-with-climate-change-un-scientist/story-e6frg6nf-1225885709859 More refugees will knock on Australia's door unless rich countries help poorer nations cope with climate change, … Continue reading

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Immigration Policies Expected To Change As High-Growth Target Goes

Immigration policies expected to change as high-growth target goes By Niccola Berkovic and Milanda Rout The Australian, June 28, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/immigration-policies-expected-to-change-as-high-growth-target-goes/story-e6frgczf-1225884954009 Sustainable Population Minister Tony Burke says the government will adjust immigration policies so populated regions are not stretched. But … Continue reading

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Big Australia : The View From Labour Heartland

Big Australia: the view from Labor heartland By Sallie Don The Australian, June 28, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/big-australia-the-view-from-labor-heartland/story-e6frgczf-1225884948320 In Labor's western Sydney heartland, Julia Gillard has impressed young Chinese students Zhou Qia and Rocky Lin. The couple, who hope to make a … Continue reading

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Gillard Rejects ‘Big Australia’

Gillard rejects 'big Australia' Josh Gordon The Age June 27, 2010 http://www.theage.com.au/national/gillard-rejects-big-australia-20100626-zb1g.html PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has declared she does not believe in a ''big Australia'', signalling a major shift in policy on the nation's burgeoning population growth. In her … Continue reading

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Kevin Rudd Missed Chance To Act

Kevin Rudd missed chance to act Dennis Shanahan, Political editor From: The Australian June 26, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/kevin-rudd-missed-chance-to-act/story-e6frgczf-1225884507206 In late December Labor's electoral strategy group decided on a two-part plan for the summer of 2010 and the Rudd government's first election. … Continue reading

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Asylum Seekers Protest In Darwin Detention

Asylum seekers protest in Darwin detention By Emma Masters The ABC News (Australia), June 21, 2010 http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/21/2932218.htm The Immigration Department says 31 asylum seekers are continuing their protest at the Darwin detention centre. The protest began a week ago, with … Continue reading

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Stop Playing Politics With Refigees, Says Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Stop playing politics with refugees, says former prime minister Malcom Fraser The Australian Associated Press, June 21, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/stop-playing-politics-with-refugees-says-former-prime-minister-malcom-fraser/story-fn3dxity-1225882318643 Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser has called on our political leaders to stop playing politics with refugees in the interests of … Continue reading

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New Zealand Annual Immigration Grows At Slower Pace

New Zealand Annual Immigration Grows at Slower Pace By Tracy Withers Bloomberg News, June 20, 2010 http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-20/new-zealand-annual-immigration-grows-at-slower-pace-update2-.html New Zealands annual immigration growth slowed in May for a fourth straight month as more residents departed. The number of permanent migrant arrivals … Continue reading

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Asylum Seekers Headed For Darwin Hotels

Asylum seekers headed for Darwin hotels The ABC News (Australia), June 19, 2010 http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/19/2931550.htm Twenty-three asylum seekers are set to be transferred from Christmas Island to Darwin this afternoon. The six Afghans and 12 Sri Lankans are in family groups … Continue reading

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Time To Tackle Migrant Debate

Teams to tackle migrant debate By Patricia Karvelas The Australian, June 17, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/teams-to-tackle-migrant-debate/story-e6frg6nf-1225880608700 Three teams of experts with strongly opposing views on a Big Australia have been called in to help map out the issues around population growth. Former … Continue reading

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Door Slammed On Afghan Asylum-Seekers

Door slammed on Afghan asylum-seekers By Paige Taylor and Paul Maley The Australian, June 17, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/door-slammed-on-afghan-asylum-seekers/story-e6frg6nf-1225880615043 More than 40 per cent of Afghan asylum-seekers are being rejected as refugees, down sharply on the 95 per cent who were being … Continue reading

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Colin Barnett Angered By Asylum Surprise

Colin Barnett angered by asylum surprise By Paige Taylor The Australian, June 16, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/colin-barnett-angered-by-asylum-surprise/story-e6frgczf-1225880119286 An agricultural college in the West Australian wheatbelt town of Northam is the latest site being eyed by the Rudd government as a potential home … Continue reading

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Don’t Embarass Us, Asylum Seeker Town Leonora Told

Don't embarrass us, asylum seeker town Leonora told By Josh Jerga The Australian Associated Press, June 15, 2010 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/dont-embarrass-us-asylum-seeker-town-leonora-told/story-fn3dxity-1225880102115 The federal government made sure it wouldn't be embarrassed by sending asylum seekers to the remote West Australian town of Leonora, … Continue reading

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Government Defends Christmas Island Expenses

Government defends Christmas Island expenses The ABC News (Australia), June 15, 2010 http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/15/2927694.htm?section=justin The Federal Government has defended the rising costs of charter flights to Christmas Island, saying it is an inevitable outcome of increased boat arrivals. It has been … Continue reading

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Greens Want Secretary For Foreign Student Visas

Greens want secretary for foreign student issues The ABC News (Australia), June 12, 2010 http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/12/2925484.htm?section=justin Recent problems with international education providers have prompted the Greens to call for a dedicated parliamentary secretary to cover the industry. An international college in … Continue reading

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People Could Be Threat To Ecology

People could be threat to ecology JOSH GORDON The Age June 6, 2010 http://www.theage.com.au/national/people-could-be-threat-to-ecology-20100605-xlxz.html The Rudd government will consider adding ''human population growth'' to a key list of ecological threats that underpins Australia's environmental laws. Environment Minister Peter Garrett has … Continue reading

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