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PETER DUTTON – HOW MANY DAYS IS IT?

August 30, 2017

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed that a boat with six Chinese nationals and one PNG national reached the Australian territory of Saibai Island in the Torres Strait on 20 August. Reports indicate that people-smuggling charges have been made against two of the individuals.

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TURNBULL GOVERNMENT TARGETS MOST VULNERABLE ASYLUM SEEKERS

August 27, 2017

The Turnbull Government has sunk to a new low with reports Peter Dutton plans to immediately cut financial support and housing for to up to 400 asylum seekers transferred from Manus Island and Nauru to Australia for medical treatment.

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TURNBULL GOVERNMENT MUST GUARANTEE SHAKY SKILLS FUNDING

August 09, 2017

Further doubt has been cast on the Turnbull Government’s already shaky funding for the Skilling Australians Fund after new research by the Australian Population Research Institute shows a reduction in the number of skilled migration visas – the sole funding stream for the Skilling Australians Fund.

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TURNBULL NEEDS TO COME CLEAN OVER US AGREEMENT

August 04, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull needs to come clean and release details of the US-Australia refugee resettlement agreement.

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IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION WORKERS’ PAY STAGNATES AS BOSSES GET PAY RISE

August 03, 2017

Labor is concerned by reports today that top level senior staff at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will receive a pay rise, while workers locked in a dispute with the Turnbull Government have either had real wage cuts or no increase at all in the past four years.

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VISA REFORM MUST INCLUDE GENUINE CONSULTATION

August 01, 2017

Labor strongly believes that any reforms to Australia’s migration program should improve its integrity and make the visa system easier to understand. Like many Australians, we would be concerned by changes to our visa program that lead to inequality or create unfair barriers for migrants who will call Australia home.

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