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Visa changes target low-skill employment with few worker protections

As visa changes are likely to continue the influx of migrants, the Government is prioritising ...  
Djokovic unhappy but Australia's refugees face lifelong persecution

Our focus should be on refugees that have been imprisoned for years rather than Novak Djokovic's ...  
On becoming Australian

There are many privileges and responsibilities that come with being an MP, but the best part of my ...  
Immigration reform must respect migrants' rights and drive economic growth

In the mid-year economic and fiscal outlook (MYEFO) for 2021-22, the Government has announced a ...  
University of Sydney plans to cut courses, threatening education standards

Teaching standards are under threat at the University of Sydney, writes Dr Daniel Gregory.  
Badfinger’s Straight Up album rocks 50 years later

Despite difficulties with their record company and crooked manager, power-pop pioneers Badfinger ...  
Living standards tumbling in Australia despite booming national wealth

Households are getting a lower share of the nation’s income than ever before, despite total ...  
New visa for migrant farm workers could turbocharge exploitation

The introduction of an agricultural visa will not end the abuse and exploitation of vulnerable ...  
Dominic Perrotett set to prioritise 'family values' during his tenure

Last weekend, hundreds gathered at Sydney’s Town Hall in support of LGBTIQ rights and by ...  
House prices skyrocket and social housing collapses under the Coalition

Under the current Coalition Government, provision of public housing has fallen to an all-time low ...  
Australia must help Afghans deprived of lives, dreams and futures

Afghan law and political science student Nazdana Soltanfar expresses the tragedy of life under ...  
Perrottet pushes mass migration harder than Morrison

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet appears to have backed an 'explosive surge' of 400,000 migrants a ...  
Iconic Afghanistan: Life before war

Photography campaign Prints for Afghanistan preserves a memory of the country, pre-Taliban, ...  
IA Book Club: Confronting the global climate crisis

This short book, The Human Scaffold: How Not to Design Your Way Out of a Climate Crisis appears ...  
Despite royal family’s scandals, Australia is unlikely to ditch monarchy

The royal family is facing its biggest crisis since the abdication of Edward VIII, as Prince ...  
Uncertainty looms for offshore visa holders

On 23 September 2021, the Greens announced that they will introduce new legislation to extend and ...  
The disadvantaged face the brunt of COVID-related hardship

Recent protests in Melbourne underline that Australia has a serious problem with economic inequ ...  
Temporary entrants in Australia: Who is left and what is to come

After peaking at 2.41 million in December 2019, the number of temporary entrants in Australia fell ...  

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