Australian immigration and asylum

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Biloela Tamil family to be granted new three-month bridging visas to stay in Australia
Friend of the Murugappans welcomes announcement by immigration minister but says family ‘are still essentially trapped in Perth in community detention’

Josh Taylor

16, Sep, 2021 @8:40 AM

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Australia’s farmers set for record $70bn year – but labour shortages and Covid rules threaten harvest
Even where workers are available, domestic border restrictions are causing delays

Natasha May

14, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Migrant women ‘at risk’ in changes to Australian welfare access
A four-year wait for payments will disproportionately affect women, and children of migrants are more likely to experience poverty, the Senate has heard

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

13, Sep, 2021 @4:33 AM

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Calls for asylum seekers to be freed from detention after Melbourne guard tests positive for Covid
Jeroen Wiemar downplayed the potential for spread at the Broadmeadows facility but advocates fear serious outbreak

Josh Taylor

06, Sep, 2021 @8:48 AM

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‘Residual trauma’ of Afghan refugees fleeing Taliban will be ‘among highest levels’ Australia has resettled
New adviser on resettling Afghan nationals says immediate focus will be on mental health services for evacuees airlifted out of Kabul

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

30, Aug, 2021 @10:09 PM

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Home affairs accused of discriminating against non-English speakers with lengthy wait for partner visas
Auditor general tells department to clear backlog of applications as wait times balloon

Paul Karp

30, Aug, 2021 @2:43 AM

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Family of Australian man beaten by Taliban plead for government to help evacuate him
The man, who posted video online of his injuries, is in hiding in Afghanistan and terrified of further attacks, his brother says

Ben Doherty

27, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Afghan allies feel ‘abandoned’ by Australia and New Zealand, as Kabul evacuation flights end
One former interpreter says ‘my message is to not leave us behind. It’s a total betrayal. The government could seek another way’

Kate Banville, Tess McClure, Ben Doherty and Daniel Hurst

27, Aug, 2021 @7:11 AM

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‘Please help us’: former embassy guard issues personal plea to Scott Morrison as he tries to flee Afghanistan
Handful of Australian-run flights expected overnight Thursday, but coalition countries likely to pull out of Kabul in coming days

Kate Banville, Daniel Hurst and Ben Doherty

26, Aug, 2021 @11:12 AM

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Australia warns citizens in Afghanistan to stay away from Kabul airport over risk of terrorist attack
Scott Morrison says 1,200 people were flown out of Afghanistan overnight, but the ‘situation is deteriorating’

Daniel Hurst

26, Aug, 2021 @3:39 AM

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Former Australian embassy guards say they are running out of time to flee Afghanistan
Embassy guards and families who hold visas to Australia among those stuck at the perimeter of Kabul airport

Ben Doherty and Daniel Hurst

25, Aug, 2021 @10:37 AM

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Afghans denied visas despite working with Australia to be prioritised in humanitarian intake
Some of the workers were refused visas on technicalities such as being contractors rather than direct employees, or not applying in time

Kate Banville and Daniel Hurst

23, Aug, 2021 @10:08 AM

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