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The Federal Government would not pass its own values test

The Federal Government has revamped the citizenship test by adding a “values” section, feat ...  
Thousands of registered migration agents to lose accreditation with new legislation

New legislation affecting the roles of migration agents is a step backwards for industry profes ...  
What does the 2019-20 Migration Program outcome tell us about future migration?

Abul Rizvi examines the future of Australia's Migration Program based on figures revealed in the ...  
Skilled temporary visa holders: A barometer for the Australian economy

For at least 20 years, the much-maligned skilled temporary visa has tracked the relative state of ...  
Australia's migration and humanitarian programs at record lows

Australia's 2020-21 migration and humanitarian programs are likely to be fewer than since the ...  
Impact of ageing population on economic outcomes

Australia's ageing population and low migration policy will make it impossible to deliver econ ...  
Forecast of net overseas migration for the 2020s

Abul Rizvi examines the forecast of net overseas migration for the following decade under current ...  
International movements collapse as visa processing hits record lows

Processing of both temporary and permanent visas appears to have all but ceased, even ahead of ...  
Australia’s skilled temporary migration issue

Skilled migration will be critical for Australia's economic recovery – as it was after the GFC ...  
Economic recovery post-COVID-19 looks dire without a healthy migrant population

Australia's economic future post-COVID-19 will suffer if predicted falling migration numbers ...  
Frydenberg and Australia's population policy

Will the Treasurer's 2020 Intergenerational Report be anything more than just a political docum ...  
'The Australian' falls for Government spin on asylum seekers — again

In a front-page "exclusive", 'The Australian' uncritically regurgitates the Morrison Governmen ...  
#5 TOP STORY OF 2019: The four doctors who voted against Medevac

The Coalition eventually succeeded in getting the Medevac repeal bill through the Senate in ...  
#6 TOP STORY OF 2019: New migration visas unfair and exploitative

Former Deputy Secretary of the Immigration Department Abul Rizvi shed vital insights in Austral ...  
#7 TOP STORY OF 2019: Peter Dutton and the great Australian tourist visa scam

Home Affairs commandant Peter Dutton has exercised a malign influence over Australia's Immigrat ...  
#8 TOP STORY OF 2019: Coalition loses control of visa system

Australia's corrupted immigration system was of major interest to IA readers in 2019, with this ...  
Dutton's partner visa scandal set to continue

Peter Dutton has created a scandalous two-year waiting period and exorbitant costs for partner ...  
Visa applications from China and Malaysia surge due to 'poor policy'

The Coalition Government says the surge in asylum applications from Chinese and Malaysian citizens ...  

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