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Australian MPs may cross the floor over immigration debate

9:41 08/08/2006
Some Australian Members of Parliament may cross the floor over the Federal Government's controversial border protection legislation, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said. During a heated joint...

Australian asylum laws opposed by senate committee

9:43 13/06/2006
• Watch This Video A Senate committee has told Prime Minister John Howard to scrap his planned new immigration laws which would lock women and children in offshore detention centres. The laws have...

Asia, Europe to introduce biometric passports by 2010

17:02 06/12/2005
Countries in Asia and Europe are planning to introduce passports with biometric data by 2010 to help fight terrorism, an Indonesian immigration official said Dec. 6. Indonesia hopes to began issuing...

Survey finds educated workers leave poor nations

17:24 25/10/2005
Poor countries across Africa, Central America and the Caribbean are losing sometimes staggering numbers of their college-educated workers to wealthy, industrialized democracies, according to a World...

Poll finds world-wide opinions on best immigration destinations

13:22 12/07/2005
A survey carried out on over 17,000 people in 16 countries, asked the question: Suppose a young person who wanted to leave this country asked you to recommend where to lead a good life, what country...

Australia's head of immigration quits

16:29 11/07/2005
The head of Australia's Immigration Department has resigned, after the release of a report on cases of wrongful detention and deportation. Prime Minister John Howard said he had accepted the...