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Australian unions speak out about 457 visa 'abuse'

11:16 26/11/2013
An Australian trade union alleges that two multinational companies deliberately abused the 457 visa scheme to employ Hungarian construction workers in a Sydney suburb on pay which was about 40% of...

Murdoch says Australia needs more immigration

17:41 01/11/2013
The Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch has used a speech in Sydney to call for Australia to become 'the world's most diverse nation' because of the 'incredible political advantage' this would...

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...

Australian Prime Minister says immigrants have duty to integrate

18:56 20/09/2012
Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard attended the first Australian Multicultural Council lecture in Canberra on Wednesday 19 th September 2012 and gave a speech in which she said that immigrants...

Australia sends first asylum seekers to Nauru

14:04 14/09/2012
On Friday 14th September 2012 the Australian government sent the first group of asylum seekers to Nauru since the offshore asylum seeker processing camp was closed in 2008. 30 Sri Lankan men were...

Thousands celebrate Australia Day in citizenship and affirmation ceremonies

12:00 06/02/2012
Australia Day celebrations kicked off early last week with thousands of immigrants taking part in Australian affirmation ceremonies and citizenship ceremonies across the country. Australia Day is...

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