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Nez Zealand annual migration rises to record high

Nez Zealand annual migration rises to record high
New Zealand’s yearly net migration hit a record high in January as fewer Kiwis headed for Australia, while the number of Indian students arriving continued to rise. The net migration of new arrivals increased from 4,100 in December to 5,500 in January on the back of two months of falling numbers. Meanwhile, the annual net inflow to the...

Australia kicks out criminal Irishman

Australia kicks out criminal Irishman
Authorities in Australia have deported a Northern Irishman after discovering he had an extensive criminal history. The man, 28, arrived in the country on January 2013 on a working holiday visa without disclosing his criminal background which, among other things, included possession of bomb-making equipment and drugs. Authorities only...

Record number of Australia?s population born overseas

Record number of Australia?s population born overseas
Twenty-eight per cent of Australia’s population was born outside the country, according to recent figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Some 6.6 million people living in Australia were born in other countries, a figure that has not been reached for around 120 years. Back in the late 1800s, foreigners flocked to Australia...

Australian activists halt asylum seeker deportation

Australian activists halt asylum seeker deportation
A Tamil asylum seeker’s eviction to Sri Lanka was halted by activists in Melbourne on Monday amid fears that his return could endanger his life. Three airline passengers refused to sit down on the plane until the man in question, Puvaneethan, was allowed to disembark. They had been representing the activist group Refugee Action...

Australian Open final interrupted by Manus Island protesters

Australian Open final interrupted by Manus Island protesters
Protesters angry with Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s controversial refugee detention centre on Manus Island made their feelings known on Sunday when they ran onto court during the Australian Open men’s final and unfurled a banner demanding its closure. Serbian Novak Djokovic was leading Britain’s Andy Murray 4-3 in the second set when...

24 Irish emigrants faced deportation from Australia after roof-fixing scam

24 Irish emigrants faced deportation from Australia after roof-fixing scam
Twenty-four Irish emigrants are being held in detention in Australia and awaiting deportation after having their visas cancelled for running a roof-fixing scam. The arrests were made after police searched a caravan park in the Hazelmere area of Perth, Western Australia, and took seven “people of interest” into custody, according to the...

Australians emigrating to London to fill paramedic vacancies

Australians emigrating to London to fill paramedic vacancies
More than 150 qualified paramedics from Australia have moved to London and begun work as a result of the high number of vacancies in the position in the English capital. Sydney’s Channel 7 station declared that it was “Aussies to the Rescue” in its headline on Monday 26 January, the day the works officially started their new jobs, in...

Suicide attempts in Australia?s PNG detention centre

Suicide attempts in Australia?s PNG detention centre
Papua New Guinea’s detention centre on Manus Island, where Australia sends asylum seekers to be processed, has faced with mass demonstrations for more than a week, with reports stating that there have been a number of suicide attempts. One asylum seeker, who requested anonymity, said that the situation had reached a “critical” stage...

Cambodia-Australia refugee deal gets international backing

Cambodia-Australia refugee deal gets international backing
Asylum-seekers sent by Australia to be processed on the Pacific island of Nauru could get the opportunity to relocate to Cambodia. If the Cambodian government fulfils a number of requirements, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said it is prepared to back the move and help facilitate the transfer to the Southeast Asian...

One in 20 Brits plan to emigrate

One in 20 Brits plan to emigrate
Great Britain could be set to experience a mass exodus this year, with one in 20 people saying they planned to move abroad to work or study. Almost 2.5 per cent want to relocate either permanently or temporarily this year, with the reasons for making the move varying. Some 33 per cent revealed that a better quality of life was among the...