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Australia to send failed Sri Lankan asylum seekers home

Posted by jaypee 737047 days ago Australia
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, has warned Sri Lankans who might be considering attempting the journey to Australia: "Do not pay a people smuggler, do not risk your life, only to arrive in Australian waters and find that far, far more likely than not you will be quickly sent home," the High Commission said in a press release yesterday.

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Options dwindle to six countries for East Timor alternative

Posted by jaypee 737047 days ago Australia
http://www.theaustralian.com.au —

THE fallback options for Julia Gillard's new asylum-seeker processing centre are melting away.

She said on Wednesday that "we are going to have a dialogue across the region about options" in case East Timor falls through as the site for such a centre.

She narrowed the list of alternatives by insisting they be signatories, like East Timor, to the UN convention on refug

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Refugees in Nauru settled in Australia

Posted by jaypee 737047 days ago Australia
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More than 95 per cent of asylum seekers who were processed at Nauru's detention centre under the Howard government were resettled in Australia, the foreign affairs minister says.

The coalition's plan to reopen the detention centre on Nauru came under further attack from the government on Thursday.

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PM Julia Gillard retreats on Timor plan

Posted by jaypee 737047 days ago Australia
http://www.theaustralian.com.au —

JULIA Gillard has dramatically backtracked on her plan to build a refugee processing facility in East Timor.

The Prime Minister's backdown came after the tiny nation's parliament formally condemned the idea as unworkable.

After two days of talking up the notion of an East Timorese solution to the boatpeople issue, the Prime Minister yesterday insisted she had never sa

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CRACKDOWN ON EMPLOYERS HIRING ILLEGAL FOREIGN WORKERS BEGINS

Posted by jaypee 737047 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA, July 29 (Bernama) -- The Immigration Department has begun a crackdown on employers hiring illegal foreign workers nationwide, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop.

He said employers found violating rules on foreign workers recruitment would be blacklisted and would not be allowed to use the facilities again in future.

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Lawmakers vow to end 'modern-day' slavery

Posted by jaypee 737047 days ago Malaysia
http://www.gmanews.tv —

Two months after working unpaid as a domestic helper in Malaysia, Rowena Gatchalian of San Simon in Pampanga, walked out of her employer Read More

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Singapore's detailed response to TIP report

Posted by jaypee 737047 days ago Singapore
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Allegations on Trafficking of Women and Children and Labour Trafficking:

The 2010 TIP report alleged that "Singapore is a destination for women and girls subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically forced prostitution", and for some migrant workers in conditions that may be indicative of forced labour.

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Stiffer fines for human traffickers under changes to Act

Posted by jaypee 737047 days ago Malaysia
http://thestar.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: Human traffickers will be fined between RM500,000 and RM1mil under pro Read More