Monthly Archives: April 2018

Dutton Pushes for South African Farmer Refugee Intake

The Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, has requested that the Department of Immigration look into creating a special refugee intake comprised of white South African farmers who are under threat of violence and persecution. The move comes as white farmers in South Africa are facing new moves from the government to forcibly redistribute their… Read More

Department Pushes Ahead with Plans to Privatise Visa System

The government’s proposed plan to privatise the visa application system has taken another step forward, with the first assistant secretary of the Department of Immigration, Andrew Kefford, publishing a public briefing to potential commercial partners. The Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, has claimed that plan’s purpose is to help modernise Australia’s immigration program, and… Read More

WA Pushes to Reinstate Drillers After Skilled Occupation List Removal

The House of Representatives member for Western Australia, Rick Wilson, has vowed to push the Turnbull government to address a skills shortage that he says is seriously hindering the Goldfields mining industry. The issue began last year with the Federal Government’s decision to remove drillers from the skilled occupation list, a move which only compounded… Read More