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Australian 457 visas criticised by Senate Committee

9:26 09/04/2016
The Australian Senate Committee says that there is exploitation of temporary foreign workers in Australia who enter the country under a range of schemes including the Seasonal Worker Program for...

Australian Senate votes to save family visas

19:10 14/11/2014
We remind you that in September the Australian senate voted to save four visa classes which relate to family members. These visa categories had previously been discontinued from June 2014. Age...

Australian immigration authorities urged to admit prostitutes on 457 visas

9:46 19/06/2013
The industry body representing Australian prostitutes, the Australian Sex Workers Association, also known as the Scarlet Alliance, has demanded that the role of 'sex worker' should be placed on the...

Australian parliament introduces law allowing immigrants to be 'processed offshore'

12:03 29/05/2013
The Australian Senate has voted for an amendment which would allow the authorities to take asylum seekers who land on the Australian mainland and hold them in offshore processing camps on Nauru and...

Australia sets up panel to assess border protection issues

13:34 03/07/2012
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard formed a three-member expert panel to reassess Australia's approach to border protection and asylum issues. She announced that former Defence Force chief Angus...

Christopher Evans sworn in as new Australian immigration minister

11:01 04/12/2007
• Media Center » Video Immigration News Kevin Rudd, the new prime minister for Australia , has named Senator Christopher Evans as his immigration minister. His predecessor, Kevin Andrews, dealt with...