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  1. Visas and immigration
    A former Australian Prime Minister has called for immigration to be cut and even hit out at backpackers from overseas taking jobs even although locals may not want them. Tony Abbott described the current level of immigration in Australia as 'very, very high' and the cause of stagnant wages...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has marked Australian Day by urging people to reaffirm their pledge to make the country a beacon of hope in uncertain times. In his annual Australia Day message he said that Australia Day is about honouring the traditional owners of the land and paying...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared that his government is beating people smuggling, with it now being six months since the last successful venture leading to boats arriving on the coast. He said that strong border protection policies are working to stop the boats, including no...
  4. Visas and immigration
    There is a chance that the recent changes to 457 visas in Australia making them more expensive and tougher for employers to obtain, could be reversed with the change of government. New Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who will be officially sworn in next week, vowed in his election campaign to make...
  5. Visas and immigration
    This morning, Coalition standard-bearer Tony Abbott will be up early to cast his vote after a barbecue breakfast at his local surf club in Sydney. His opponent, the current PM Julia Gillard will cast her vote in Lalor later in the afternoon. The two are a contrast of styles. Gillard had a...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Last week's Coalition party lead was wiped out as the Labor Party stepped up its critique on the economic plan concocted by Tony Abbott in his campaign sorties. As a last stand, Julia Gillard is preparing for the party's campaign launch in Brisbane outlining her priorities to create a stronger...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Mr. Kevin Rudd, the former Prime Minister has started to campaign for the Labor Party. He had just undergone gallbladder surgery and in his first interview since his convalescence, he urged voters to get behind the government of his successor, Julia Gillard. In an interview, Ms. Gillard...
  8. Visas and immigration
    As the campaign nears its final stages, the ruling Labor Party is now in a dead heat with the Coalition party. This comes after a ten point drop in the polls for Labor. There was 44 per cent voter approval for the Coalition standard bearer, Mr. Tony Abbott especially in the areas of economic...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Last Sunday night, current Prime Minister Julia Gillard went live on a televised debate with Coalition leader Tony Abbott. The debate was the opportunity for Mr. Abbott to gain some ground on his opponent, who enjoyed a hefty political lead since unpopular Kevin Rudd was replaced in a midnight...
  10. General chit-chat and news
    With the elections drawing near, both Coalition and Labor stalwarts have ramped up their campaigns with stinging rebukes of each other's policies. Tony Abbott, Coalition leader, in a speech in Fremantle, Western Australia, accused the Labor Party of loosening the port security measures...
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