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  1. Australia changes 'won't hurt HK'

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... consultants say. With 6,000 students heading to Australia for further education every year, the country is the most popular overseas study destination for Hong Kong students, who are the sixth biggest group of foreign students in Australia. But migration consultants said most of the Australia-bound students applied for access to higher education, undergraduate and postgraduate courses instead ...

  2. Arrests underscore challenges for Australia

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has heightened concern in Australia about extremism in its Muslim communities, the country's involvement in Afghanistan and its approach to immigration. Australia's close security ... but more than 1,000 soldiers are fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. At least 90 Australians have been killed in bombings by Muslim extremists in Indonesia since 2002. Throughout, Australia has ...

  3. Australia gets jumpy about outsourcing

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... maintenance jobs from Australia to China unleashed a similarly large dose of xenophobia and economic nationalism. In both cases, rationality and facts were jettisoned as emotional rhetoric ... in Australia- over the mooted plans to move maintenance jobs to China- was on a smaller scale. But it shows that, if the conditions are right, it is as easy to undermine globalisation in Australia ...

  4. HK couple face deportation from Australia

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires A Hong Kong couple who have lived in Australia for 15 years will be deported after being declared illegal immigrants. Edward and Carol Lo arrived from Hong Kong on tourist ... for Citizenship Peter McGauran said while the case was regrettable, the parents had only themselves to blame. He said the couple had 'gambled' by trying to stay in Australia without the correct ...

  5. Australia must condemn restaurant attacks

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to inflict terror in the Asian community there. They should be condemned in the strongest of terms, most particularly by Australia's local and national leaders. The effect of such condemnation ... any political movements seeking to gain a new foothold in Perth and elsewhere in Australia by playing the race card. Had such strong words greeted the rise of Pauline Hanson and her One Nation ...

  6. Population warning for Australia

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Roger Maynard

    ... Numbers will fall unless immigration levels are maintained The population of Australia will fall, even as life expectancy increases, unless immigration levels are maintained, the country's Bureau of Statistics has forecast. In the bureau's lowest projection, an estimated 18.9 million people would live in Australia by the end of the century, compared with 19.7 million ...

  7. Australia-US refugee swap under attack

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in Canberra The United States and Australia are trying to avoid their international legal responsibilities through a deal to exchange hundreds of refugees held at offshore ... detention camp on the impoverished Pacific island nation of Nauru could be resettled in the US if they qualify as genuine refugees. Australia, in turn, would resettle up to 200 Cubans and Haitians ...

  8. Freedom of religion drew refugee Kurds to Australia

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta Kurdish refugees who were sent back to Indonesia from Australia's Melville island this month, say that reports of religious freedom on the internet led the Kurdish men to choose Australia over other destinations. Irfan Kardo, the owner of a confectionery factory, left his home town in the southern Turkish province of Malatia because he wanted to find ...

  9. Visa aims to ease overcrowding in Australia's big cities

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Severe skills shortages in some regions are hindering economic growth Australia is to offer a type of immigrant visa to lure new settlers away from overcrowded Sydney and Melbourne. Consistently ranked as being among the world's most desirable places in which to live, Australia's two largest cities take the lion's share of migrants, ...

  10. Call Girls: Private Sex Workers in Australia

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Antonella Gambotto-burke

    ... Antonella Gambotto-Burke Call Girls: Private Sex Workers in Australia by Roberta Perkins and Frances Lovejoy UWA Press, HK$258 In any serious consideration of Call Girls: Private Sex Workers in Australia, it's important to note that Roberta Perkins is a transsexual. How a man who has had an ornamental approximation of a vagina constructed from mutilated penile tissue can ...




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