Web News » Australia

1 Views

Australia steps up efforts to prevent exploitation of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Australia
https://www.nst.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: Australia has reminded Malaysians seeking to work in the country to be on alert to visa scams and to carefully check their visa conditions.


It is concerned that some Malaysians are being tricked into scams in which agents offer travel to and work in Australia with an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).


In a statement today the Australian High Commission said th Read More

1 Views

More than 225 illegal foreign workers arrested in Australian Border Force blitz

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Australia
https://www.theguardian.com —

More than 225 illegal foreign workers have been arrested, border force officials say, and hundreds more have been stopped from entering Australia, in a nationwide blitz.


Nearly 50 commercial and residential properties were raided as part of the operation targeting visa fraud, illegal work and exploitation of foreigners.


Workers swept up in the raids were employed in industr Read More

2 Views

Ban Ki-moon personally asks Malcolm Turnbull to review boat turnback policy

Posted by jaypee 667 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

The United Nations chief, Ban Ki-moon, has personally called on Malcolm Turnbull to reconsider Australia’s policy on turning back asylum seeker boats during a meeting in Malaysia.

Read More
1 Views

Julia Gillard defends hardline asylum seeker policy in al-Jazeera interview

Posted by jaypee 684 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

Australia’s former prime minister, Julia Gillard, has defended her legacy on asylum seeker policies, saying that her government’s hardline approach was justified on humanitarian grounds.

Read More
1 Views

PM - Unions push for change to rules for foreign workers under China free trade deal

Posted by jaypee 685 days ago Australia
http://www.abc.net.au —

TIM PALMER: A powerful union is making a last minute bid to ensure skilled workers who come to Australia under the China free trade deal have to prove they do have the appropriate licences.

The enabling legislation for the Free Trade Agreement is expected to pass the Senate next week after Labor and the Government struck a deal last month.

Read More
1 Views

Ex-Labor minister Martin Ferguson calls for more foreign workers in tourism jobs

Posted by jaypee 686 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

Former Labor minister and union heavyweight Martin Ferguson is pushing for visa changes to allow more foreign workers as a report predicts a "skills drought" across Australia's booming tourism industry.




Read More
1 Views

Hundreds of refugees are refusing to settle in PNG's 'land of opportunities'

Posted by jaypee 698 days ago Australia
http://www.theguardian.com —

Refugees incarcerated in the Manus Island detention centre are “choosing to deny themselves freedom” the Papua New Guinea government has told them, in a video urging them to agree to be resettled in the country.

Read More
1 Views

Australia criticised for inaction on Rohingya refugee crisis

Posted by jaypee 700 days ago Australia
http://www.smh.com.au —

Jakarta:  Australia has been criticised for refusing to resettle any of the Rohingya who reached Indonesia after fleeing persecution in Myanmar during the refugee and trafficking crisis in Southeast Asia earlier this year.


In its latest report, Deadly Journeys, Amnesty International says Rohingya refugees were killed or severely beaten Read More