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60% of Western Australian population growth caused by immigration

16:28 09/10/2013
The population of Western Australia grew by 3.4%, or 82,600, in the year to March 2013. 63% of this rise has been attributed to immigration and in particular to an influx of workers with temporary...

Critics attack new, 'morally wrong' UK family immigration rules

19:57 10/12/2012
Changes to the UK's rules for family migrants are splitting families apart and creating a 'two-tier system; those who are rich enough to live with whom they choose and those deemed to be too poor to...

Australia census statistics show rise in Asian immigration

15:54 23/10/2012
Census figures recently released by the Australian government show that over a quarter of Australians were born outside Australia. The Australian government has carried out a census every 10 years...

Afghans still trying to get to Australia despite re-opening of Nauru camp

12:20 15/10/2012
The re-opening of processing centres on Nauru and Manus, Papua New Guinea, by the Australian government will not deter people of the Hazara ethnic grouping in Afghanistan from attempting to reach...

Australians question validity of Sri Lankan asylum claims

11:43 26/09/2012
Australian politicians have questioned the validity of asylum claims made by Sri Lankan nationals after 16 Sri Lankan nationals held on Christmas Island were sent back to Sri Lanka at their own...

Australia asylum seeker detention centres nearing capacity

9:42 10/08/2012
A new asylum seeker detention facility in Western Australia is nearing capacity after only six weeks of being open. The new $125 million Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre, located about 90km...

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