Australian immigration and asylum

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‘Almost unprecedented’ spike in number of Australians who see racism as a problem, survey finds
Authoritative social cohesion study also reports increasing positive sentiment on immigration and multiculturalism

Katharine Murphy Political editor

29, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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How have Australia’s international travel rules changed in response to Omicron?
We explain what border restrictions have changed and what the new Covid variant means for visa holders planning to travel to Australia

Michael McGowan

29, Nov, 2021 @9:05 AM

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A safe haven: refugee builders are being helped to a job by one of their own
Hedayat Osyun’s construction company is the kind of social enterprise he would have benefited from when he came to Australia to flee the Taliban

Mostafa Rachwani

27, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Australia international border restrictions: what’s changed for travel and who can arrive quarantine-free
Skilled workers, overseas students and eligible visa holders will be able to enter the country from next week under the relaxed rules

Caitlin Cassidy

22, Nov, 2021 @4:15 AM

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Australia to let in vaccinated visa holders but tourists have to wait
After being shut out since early last year, a range of international visa holders will be able to access exemption-free travel to Australia from 1 December – but there’s still no decision about tourists.

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

22, Nov, 2021 @4:15 AM

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Judge orders New Zealand man who had visa revoked by Peter Dutton to be freed from detention
Federal court rules the former home affairs minister failed to consider Shayne Montgomery’s claim of Aboriginality

Paul Karp

19, Nov, 2021 @8:11 AM

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‘I lost part of my identity to fit in’: women fight to change Australia’s workwear norms
For women of colour working in Stem fields, conforming often feels like cultural erasure. Now a group of female scientists are working to reprogram the dress code

Georgina Safe

18, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Former Labor MP Craig Thomson granted bail after being charged over alleged migration fraud
Thomson surrenders his passport and agrees not to approach any witnesses involved in alleged visa scheme

Anne Davies

18, Nov, 2021 @6:14 AM

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Australia is reopening but thousands of humanitarian visa holders remain stranded overseas
One family sheltering in Iraq say they sold their car to pay for their flights when granted visas before ‘everything changed’

Ben Doherty

17, Nov, 2021 @3:41 AM

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Former federal Labor MP Craig Thomson charged over alleged migration fraud
Australian federal police officers arrested Thomson, 57, at his home on the NSW Central Coast on Wednesday morning

Anne Davies

17, Nov, 2021 @2:59 AM

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When released from prison, Darko Desic faces deportation to a country that no longer exists
Desic turned himself in to police in Sydney 30 years after escaping jail. His friends and family are now pleading for the Australian government to show mercy and let him stay

Ben Doherty

12, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Sixteen deaths in Australia’s troubled seasonal workers program since pandemic began
Spike in fatalities comes to light as scheme faces claims of exploitation and ‘inhumane conditions’

Cait Kelly

11, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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