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  1. Boatpeople intercepted off Australia

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... of Serang, told AAP. 'We briefed the police and the military so it won't happen again in the future,' he said. Australia's Immigration Minister, Philip Ruddock, described ... Ocean island yesterday after their boat was intercepted by the Royal Australian Navy a few kilometres off Western Australia. It was the first refugee boat to reach Australian waters in 18 ...

  2. Macau turns away torch relay protester

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christina Chan Hau-man, 21, was turned away, under Macau's internal security law, at an immigration service counter at about 1.30pm, a spokeswoman for the Macau public security police said. She declined to give more details. Ms Chan said she was travelling alone from Hong Kong to Macau for a flight to Singapore, where she would take a connecting flight to Perth, Australia, to visit ...

  3. Loophole closed on babies born to foreigners

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... concerned about New Zealand's relatively generous immigration policy, because migrants in New Zealand have an automatic right to settle in Australia after two years. The row comes as white ... in the country's immigration law. The government is concerned that foreign women are flying to New Zealand to give birth so their children are eligible for passports and free health care and education. ...

  4. Slice of life

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... it hit the Earth. Skylab finally plunged to Earth off the west coast of Australia, raining debris close to some major towns. Almost 1,000 pieces were reported to have crossed into Australia ... who had arrived in Hong Kong so far that year. A new illegal immigrant policy was introduced in an attempt to close the door on people who used Macau as a 'halfway house'. ...

  5. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fear of change is natural, Hong Kong cannot live in a time capsule. Until recently, discriminatory immigration policies hampered 'one country, two systems'. An appalling example ... Australia or the US than part of China. Hong Kong's efforts to become China's higher education hub are hampered by difficulties in mainlanders obtaining visas for full-time study, ...

  6. The greying of Asia

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... of 127 million barely changed last year. Unlike Australia or Singapore, Japan is averse to bringing in immigrants. One-third of the population is expected to be aged 65 and over by 2050. ... contributors believe that the pension plan will be bankrupt by the time they retire. In Australia on Tuesday, the government announced a raft of family support and childcare measures to encourage ...

  7. Welcome mat frays at the edges

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... When lawyer Mark Daly filed his application to become a permanent resident of Hong Kong, he included one document the immigration authorities had not been expecting. Along with the usual ... of Final Appeal had removed from the government a long-standing power to decide who can apply. But instead, the Immigration Department's reaction was to put all applications - more than 5,000 ...

  8. Entry ban makes 'one country, two systems' a lie, Wang Dan says

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So, Tanna Chong

    ... respects to Szeto,' she said in Beijing. Separately, democracy activist Chin Jin was turned away at the Hong Kong airport yesterday after flying in from Australia. An Australian passport ... when he attended a public event yesterday, but declined to answer. A spokesman for the Immigration Department said it would not comment on individual cases. 'Having regard to the law ...

  9. Australia agrees to extradite HK man

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Action lessens sting from refusal to return expats in piling case Australia's justice minister has approved the return of a Chinese man to Hong Kong to face corruption ... Corruption. The decision comes a week after Hong Kong lodged an unprecedented diplomatic protest with Australia over Justice Minister Chris Ellison's refusal to sign orders granted ...

  10. Tung should press Australia over extradition

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have been in almost constant contact with my member of parliament in Australia about the scandal surrounding Federal Minister for Justice Chris Ellison's refusal to allow two alleged criminals to be extradited to Hong Kong. My representative has been pressuring the minister and asking questions in parliament. But Senator Ellison has listened only to the friends ...




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