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Murdoch enters Australian 457 temporary work visa debate

16:26 05/04/2013
Rupert Murdoch, the international media mogul, has criticised the Australian government's public pronouncements on skilled work based immigration saying that they have been 'disgraceful and racist'...

Australian immigration cuts number of visitor and business visa types

15:34 02/04/2013
As of 23rd March, the Australian government has reduced the number of visitor visa subclasses from nine to five. Australian immigration minister Brendan O'Connor said it would simplify the system and...

Canadian immigration has cut permanent residence backlog by 40% since 2008

9:00 02/04/2013
The Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney gave a somewhat self-congratulatory presentation at Mississauga, Ontario on March 26th 2013 in which he laid out the actions that his department had...

Immigration contributes to Australian population growth

18:42 02/01/2013
Australia's population grew by 1.6% or 359,600 people in the year to the end of June 2012. 58% of that rise was caused by immigration. The population reached 22.7m in July, according to the...

Bowen defends Australia's 'no advantage' policy on asylum seekers

15:35 03/12/2012
The Australian immigration minister Chris Bowen has defended the Australian government's policies on the treatment of asylum seekers. He told MPs on the left wing of the Australian Labor Party, of...

Report says temporary visa holders are taking Australians' jobs

15:39 30/11/2012
A report from an Australian university has claimed that Australia should substantially reduce the numbers of temporary work visas that it issues. The report was written by Dr Bob Birrell of the...

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