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Amanda Vanstone

Opposition to Australia asylum laws

14:02 25/05/2006
The Age in Australia reports on 24 May the growing controversy about proposed changes to the asylum laws in Australia. Liberal MPs will be meeting Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone next week to...

Measures to Strengthen Australian Border Proposed

16:57 16/05/2006
Under legislation introduced to Parliament 11 May, 2006, all unauthorized boat arrivals will be processed off-shore. In an announcement, the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Amanda...

Changes to the Working Holiday Visa in Australia

16:53 16/05/2006
Australia has a " working holiday maker (WHM)" programme that allows foreign visitors to earn money while temporarily travelling in Australia. Persons qualifying for this type of visa may also study...

Australia, Chile, sign work and holiday visa agreement

13:16 31/03/2006
Starting on 31 March, Chile and Australia have agreed on a work and holiday visa that will allow young people to work and travel for up to 12 months in the other country. Chile is the first Latin...

16 jobs added to Australia's skilled migrant program

19:37 29/03/2006
As part of its ongoing commitment to targeting the Migration Program to the skill needs of Australian industry, the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Amanda Vanstone, and...

More skilled immigration proposed for Australia

16:12 27/03/2006
Australian immigration could be accepting up to 180,000 migrants within two years. This would be the highest intake since the late 1960's. Big business in Australia is putting pressure on the...