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New report urges Australia to rethink refugee program

12:08 26/07/2012
Australia 's Human Rights Commission has urged the federal government to make immediate changes to Australia's refugee program. The commission released their latest report this week calling for the...

New figures released for Australia's humanitarian visa program

19:58 25/07/2012
Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has released new figures stating that 13,759 visas were issued under Australia's humanitarian program last year. Out of the total allocation of 13,759...

Canada to pay failed refugee claimants to leave the country

13:23 09/07/2012
The Canadian government has announced they will pay some failed refugee claimants up to CAD$2,000 to leave the country and will also pay for a one-way plane ticket. The new pilot project, run by the...

Supreme Court releases ruling on Arizona's harsh immigration law

11:18 26/06/2012
The US Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's harsh SB 1070 law affecting illegal immigrants. The SB 1070 law, introduced in 2010, states: Any immigrant over the age of 14 who...

Study finds US immigrants more likely to start a business than non-immigrants

12:14 10/05/2012
A recent study has found that US immigrants are more likely to start a business than native-born US citizens. The study was conducted by the Office of Advocacy of the US Small Business Administration...

Streamlined Australian visa applications for vocational students

14:00 26/04/2012
International students will soon find it easier to study at Australian educational institutions on Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses under new streamlined visa arrangements. TAFE courses...

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