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India’s GVK joins raging Australian debate on foreign workers


May 29th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 29 (IANS) Hours after winning the nod for one of the largest coal mining projects in Australia, India's GVK Group has joined the raging debate on using foreign ... Read more...

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Australian immigration minister under attack for foreign workers’ deal


May 26th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 26 (IANS) Australian trade unions have urged the Labor government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard to overturn a decision by her immigration minister to allow an iron ... Read more...

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Excellent English skills made mandatory for foreign students seeking residency in Oz


November 12th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 12 (ANI): Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has reportedly imposed serious standards of English on the country's multi-billion-dollar international student business by changing its skilled migration test to favour potential ... Read more...

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Australian Immigration Minister cautions against migration scams


October 8th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 8 (ANI) Australia's Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, has warned prospective migrants and visa applicants to Australia to be wary of migration scammers."It is vital that ... Read more...

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Oz Govt asks universities to boost English programs for international students


February 10th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb. 9 (ANI): Australian universities have been asked to raise the standard of their English language programs for international students so that their prospects of finding work in different sectors can ... Read more...

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Evans welcomes 147 Indians as new Australian citizens


January 26th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Jan 26 (ANI): Australian Immigration Minister Chris Evans has welcomed 147 Indians sworn in as new Australian citizens, while acknowledging that there had been "some problems with Indian people in this ... Read more...

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Don Bradman off from Australian citizenship test


September 17th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 17(ANI): Australian legend Sir Don Bradman, the country's sporting idol at the height of the Great Depression, has been completely ignored in the new citizenship test introduced by the ... Read more...

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Australian Immigration Minister assures quality education to Indian students


July 21st, 2009 - 11:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 21(ANI): Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Evans on Tuesday assured quality education to Indian students, following apprehensions over slump in migration after the racial attacks Down Under.Evens, ... Read more...

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Cricket, a bridge over India-Australia’s troubled waters


June 28th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Murali Krishnan Melbourne, June 28 (IANS) Cricket has sometimes been hailed as an overhyped sport. But this is the one time when many in Australia are hoping the game will work its ... Read more...

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Minister who revoked Haneef’s visa to face inquiry


October 14th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 14 (IANS) Former Australian immigration minister Kevin Andrews, who had controversially cancelled Indian doctor Muhammad Haneef's work visa, will give evidence Wednesday before the inquiry investigating the botched terrorism case.The ... Read more...

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Haneef case: Ex-Oz minister Andrews to be questioned


October 14th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct.14 (ANI): Former Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews will be questioned over the bungled terrorism investigation of Mohamed Haneef. Dr Haneef, who worked at the Gold Coast Hospital, was arrested in ... Read more...

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Australia deports British paedophile


September 4th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 4 (DPA) A British paedophile has been deported after spending almost seven years in immigration detention, Australian Immigration Minister Chris Evans told Canberra Parliament Wednesday."He had no right to be ... Read more...

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Oz Polices secret file had no incriminating terror evidence against Dr Haneef


August 15th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 15 (ANI): It has been revealed that the secret documents on the basis of which former Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews had blindly relied to cancel Indian doctor Mohamed ... Read more...

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Ex-Oz Minister Andrews’ to reveal that Haneef evidence was withheld


April 30th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Apr.30 (ANI): Former Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews is expected to tell an inquiry commission looking into the Dr. Mohamed Haneef case that Australian Federal Police did not inform him ... Read more...

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Judicial enquiry into Haneef’s saga begins Wednesday (Lead)


April 29th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, April 29 (IANS) As the judicial enquiry into the handling of the bungled case against Indian doctor Muhammed Haneef begins Wednesday, his lawyers doubt whether there would be "full ... Read more...

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Keelty, Andrews may miss public grilling in Dr Haneef case


April 25th, 2008 - 11:56 am ICT by admin
Sydney, Apr 25 (ANI): Former Australian immigration minister Kevin Andrews and the countrys Police Commissioner Mick Keelty are likely to escape public grilling at the inquiry into the prosecution of Dr ... Read more...

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Haneef’s lawyer cleared of unprofessional conduct


February 1st, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Feb 1 (ANI): A lawyer for Indian doctor, Mohamed Haneef who was wrongly implicated by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), has been cleared of charges that he acted unprofessionally by leaking ... Read more...

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Haneef’s court battle victory is a win for due process in Australia, says editorial


December 22nd, 2007 - 2:56 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec.22 (ANI): Prime Minister Kevin Rudds governments decision to give Bangalore-based doctor Mohammad Haneef the option of rejoining the oncology department at Queenslands Gold Coast Hospital after a federal court here ... Read more...

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Andrews urges Oz Govt to appeal in High Court in Haneefs case


December 21st, 2007 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec 21 (ANI): Former Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews has urged the federal government to appeal against a court verdict favouring the return of Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef. Andrews, now an ... Read more...

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Haneef wants to return to Australia to finish his medical training


December 21st, 2007 - 11:56 am ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec 21 (ANI): Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef wants to return to finish his medical training in Australia, but he is also concerned about his wife's wishes. Haneefs lawyer Peter Russo said, ... Read more...

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Haneef wins court battle to return and work in Australia


December 21st, 2007 - 11:34 am ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec 21 (ANI): Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef has won his latest court battle to return and work in Australia. The full bench of the Federal Court, sitting in Melbourne, today dismissed ... Read more...

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Oz court to decide on Haneefs work visa on Friday


December 19th, 2007 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec 19 (ANI): The full bench of the Federal Court in Brisbane would give its decision on Friday whether Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef can return to work in Australia or ... Read more...

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Haneefs lawyers to provide fresh evidence


November 15th, 2007 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Nov 15 (ANI): Lawyers for Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef are hoping to present fresh evidence after the Howard Government launched its appeal against a Federal Court decision to reinstate Haneefs ... Read more...

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