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Muslim migration to Australia: the big slowdown

The Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
While governments of all stripes insist Australia's migration program is non-discriminatory, an analysis of available data by The Australian suggests that the migration of Muslims from Lebanon, in particular, has slowed to a trickle, with no sign of a ...

Frank Lowy urges Canberra to control immigration

The Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Mr Lowy, a Holocaust survivor who founded the $22 billion Westfield shopping empire after emigrating to Australia as a 21-year-old, made the remarks about immigration amid a growing political debate triggered by Islamic extremism and international ...
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Eric Abetz applauds 'great' call for crackdown on Muslim immigration

The Australian - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The author, ACT Young Liberal president Josh Manuatu, today argued that celebrity Sonia Kruger, who last week called for a ban on Muslim immigration, was “right” and that Australia should “carefully consider” her proposal. Mr Manuatu warned countries ...
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Immigration detention doctors challenge Border Force Act's secrecy clause in court

The Guardian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Phatarfod said the Border Force Act even affected doctors ostensibly uninvolved in the immigration detention system. Asylum seekers in detention on mainland Australia were often taken to public hospitals for treatment and doctors who saw them became ...
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NT royal commission 'should also include children in immigration detention'

The Guardian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, suggested the proposed royal commission be broadened to include juvenile justice centres in other states, a call that has been seconded by a parade of peak Indigenous and legal bodies ...
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Irish man 'wrongly' detained in Perth over immigration visa 'bungle'

WAtoday - ‎1 hour ago‎
But Mr Lee, who works in Perth's fitness industry, and his Australian lawyer claim he never received the letter. Officers for the Department of Immigration and Border Control have reportedly admitted to Mr Lee's family they made a mistake and never ...
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Australia to Stop Muslim Immigration, Change Section 116 of Constitution?

Aussie Network News - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Is Australia on its way to stop further Muslim immigration? Does Pauline Hanson's latest meeting with Malcolm Turnbull indicate such things?
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Turnbull: Australia's immigration policy is 'non-discriminatory' - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said Australia's immigration policy is "non-discriminatory and will remain that way", following television host Sonia Kruger's controversial call for Australia to close its borders to Muslim immigrants.

Immigration devised plan to stymie asylum-seeker medical transfers

The Australian - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
In February, after a 13-month-old Nauru detainee was transferred to Australia and treated in Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital for burns, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton told parliament he would not allow “people self-harming to come to ...
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Refugee camp company in Australia 'liable for crimes against humanity'

The Guardian - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The company that has taken over the management of Australia's offshore immigration detention regime has been warned by international law experts that its employees could be liable for crimes against humanity.
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Australian immigration minister asked to halt deportation of six-year-old girl with mystery illness

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
SYDNEY, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday was asked to prevent a family being forced out of Australia because their six-year-old daughter has an unidentified illness.

Did Frank Lowy just call for lower immigration?

MacroBusiness (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Given the utterances are attached to a PR blitz around his World Trade Centre redevelopment, which was triggered by Islamist maniac planes destroying the old one, are we to conclude that Mr Lowy is calling for a sectarian immigration policy? The ...

Sonia Kruger on Muslim migration to Australia: 'I would like to see it stop' – video

The Guardian - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
The Australian media personality Sonia Kruger calls for a ban on Muslim immigration on Channel Nine's Today show.

Radical Fear Meets Radical Empathy

The Atlantic - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
He wrote that France was plagued by terrorist attacks because it had let too many Muslims into the country, that nations like Japan don't suffer jihadist violence because they have small Muslim populations, and that Australia should restrict Muslim ...
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Teenagers and young boys to be moved from Don Dale Detention Centre to former immigration centre, 50km away

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎18 hours ago‎
A 2015 report made after a monitoring visit to Wickham Point by the Australian Human Rights Commission found that "immigration detention in Wickham Point and Nauru is harmful to the health and mental health of young children and youth". Bishop Eugene ...

High court finds asylum seekers affected by data breach treated fairly

The Guardian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
This particular case was appealed by the Australian government after a scathing full federal court decision found that the former immigration minister Scott Morrison instructed his department to set up a process for asylum seekers affected by the ...
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Will Kevin Rudd be Australia's pick for UN secretary-general?

ABC Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
But there was vigorous opposition, including from Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. Cabinet failed to decide, leaving Mr Turnbull to make a captain's pick - something he criticised when he replaced former prime minister Tony Abbott last year.
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'Bizarre' Australian visa refusal over WMD fears 'not friendly' says India

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Department of Immigration was not swayed by Mr Ananth's appeal that his research was based on "freely available" mathematical models, and that he had "never been involved, even remotely, in any religious or political organisations that could spread ...
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Muslim migration in France opens door to terror, writes Andrew Bolt

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Japan has strict controls on immigration and its 127 million people include just 100,000 Muslims. Result: zero Islamist attacks.
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Unable to gain permanent residency in Australia, Indian citizen commits suicide

SBS - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Singh had applied for permanent residency on the basis of being married to an Australian citizen but Sidhu points out that the Immigration Department denied him permanent residency and put his visa on hold. “He was afraid that he would be deported.