WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy on Thursday after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his seven-year asylum in a move his supporters said was illegal.   LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean…

The federal government has introduced three new visas to replace current visas available for the migrants to move to regional Australia. Australia has introduced a new permanent visa to bring more skilled workers to regional Australia. The subclass 191 (Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa will commence from 16 November 2022. The explanatory statement of the…

According to the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019, three new visas have been introduced to ‘assist regional Australia.’ The explanatory statement issued by the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs states, “The amendments introduce a revised points system for the subclass 491 visa as well as existing General Skilled Migration visas….

The instrument operates to specify a class of persons who are “fast track applicants”. The specification will become relevant if a person in that class of persons makes an application for a protection visa, as they will be subject to the processing of their protection visa and any available review rights as a fast track…

The cap is being cut from 190,000 to 160,000 for the next four years. Scott Morrison said the move is designed to ease congestion in Australia’s busiest cities. Australian National University demographer Liz Allen said “Immigration is scapegoated as Australia’s problem when immigration is Australia’s solution.” Australia has cut its annual immigration cap by nearly 15% and…

New regional visas announced as immigration levels slashed The Australian Government has slashed the number of permanent visas it grants every year while announcing two new ‘geographically restricted’ skilled visas for regional areas of the country. But some fear that the road to permanent residency for those on temporary visas will become much tougher with…

Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi, who was detained in Thailand while on his honeymoon, has become an Australian citizen in a ceremony at Melbourne. Footy-loving Hakeem Al-Araibi has become a dinky-di Aussie during a citizenship ceremony in Melbourne. The Bahrain-born 25-year-old has travelled a rocky road, including a stint in a Bangkok jail, to realise his…

Farmers say change ‘a good first step’ but separate agricultural visa still needed Paul Karp Beef workers are included by the Coalition in the regional occupation list, which allows employers to sponsor overseas workers to live and work in Australia for up to four years in a specified region. Australia’s visa rules have been relaxed…

About Labour Day In Australia Labour Day in Australia is a public holiday on dates which vary between states and territories. It is the first Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia. In Victoria and Tasmania, it is the second Monday in March (though the latter calls it Eight Hours Day). In Western Australia, Labour Day is the first…

Plans for a $77.6m makeover of North Sydney Olympic Pool Andrea McCullagh, Mosman Daily, March 31, 2016 8:20am A $77.6 MILLION proposal has been put forward to redevelop North Sydney Olympic Pool. Six options were originally on the table – costing from $16 million to $72 million – to upgrade the ageing facility. But now a seventh…

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