Media releases

"Extraordinary Risks" In Visa Privatisation

November 01, 2019

A former deputy secretary of the Department of Immigration has delivered a scathing critique of the Morrison Government's plan to privatise Australia's visa system, saying it contains "extraordinary risks", during a senate inquiry today into the controversial proposal.

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Shergold Review Must Be Released

October 31, 2019

The Morrison Government must release its secret report into refugee settlement in Australia. Reports in today's Herald Sun confirm that the Minister for Immigration, David Coleman received the report in February this year and has done absolutely nothing with it.

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Visa Privatisation the New 'Robodebt'

October 30, 2019

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has warned that the Morrison Government's plan to privatise Australia's visa system could lead to another "robodebt' debacle. The CPSU says that the private operator will have "immense discretion" to determine who is issued a visa to come to Australia.

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Still No Perth City Deal

October 29, 2019

Alan Tudge yesterday failed to announce a signed Perth City Deal - more than 18 months after announcing a Memorandum of Understanding. While it is pleasing that there is progress towards an agreement between the Western Australian Government and Federal Government, it seems Alan Tudge is always the partner on the back foot.

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Coleman Out Of Touch On Multiculturalism

October 25, 2019

Under Scott Morrison, multiculturalism is being undermined and underfunded, including by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman. David Coleman told SBS this week that Australia doesn't have a representational problem when it comes to our politics, in response to the establishment of Labor's Multicultural Caucus Committee.

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Labor Recognises Australian Migration and Settlement Award Winners and Finalists

October 24, 2019

Labor recognises the winners and finalists of the sixth Australian Migration and Settlement Awards 2019, held at the Great Hall in Parliament House last night.

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