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New Australian immigration minister: I'll be tough on 457 fraud

13:52 01/11/2013
The new Australian immigration minister Scott Morrison has said that he will be 'tough' on those abusing the 457 temporary work visa. Speaking at an immigration conference in Canberra on Monday 28th...

Australian immigration minister admits 457 visa 'rorting' claim was a 'forecast'

16:13 09/05/2013
Brendan O'Connor, the Australian immigration minister has been forced to admit that he had no evidence to support his claim, made on Australian TV last week, that about 10% of subclass 457 temporary...

Australian government criticised for misleading immigration figures

13:29 10/04/2013
The Australian immigration minister has released figures which show that there were 12% more Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visas granted in February 2013 than in the same month in 2012. Mr...

Australia sends first asylum seekers to Manus

17:30 29/11/2012
On 20th November 2012, a charter plane flew from the Australian territory of Christmas Island to the Papua New Guinean island of Manus. On board were 19 asylum seekers from Sri Lanka and Iran. They...

Australia will legislate to enable more boat people to be sent to Nauru

9:27 31/10/2012
The Australian government is preparing to pass legislation which will enable Australia to deport asylum seekers who manage to reach the Australian mainland by boat to offshore processing camps on...

Australia prepares to send first refugees to Nauru

19:38 14/09/2012
The Australian government is expected to fly the first planeload of asylum seekers to the Pacific Island of Nauru within 24 hours but there is growing controversy regarding the rights that those...

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