Nearly 2000 children separated from parents in two months at US-Mexico border

The US Government said that 1,995 children have been separated from 1,940 adults between April 19 and May 31 as part of the Trump administration’s stricter border control policies. This has occurred as the result of a ‘zero tolerance’ policy announced by US Attorney General Jeff Session under which criminal charges are placed against those…

Demonstrators Protest Against Detention Centre Violence Following Rohingya Refugee Death

Protestors have demonstrated ongoing violence against Manus Island refugees outside Perth’s Department of Immigration office, following the death of a Rohingya refugee in immigration detention last week. Demonstrators made paper flowers to peacefully call for an end to the intentional killing of refugees offshore “in the name of ‘deterrence’”, after Rohingya refugee Salim died on…

Citizenship Reform 2.0 Returns To Parliament Next Month

Citizenship reform is back and ready to be debated in Federal Parliament next month, with questions remaining over the difficulty of the citizenship test. Citizenship Minister, Alan Tudge, visited Perth and met with Ian Goodenough, speaking to migrant residents about their concerns over citizenship. Mr Goodenough said the citizenship amendment bill will require applicants to…

Multicultural Groups Slammed Government’s Push On Tougher English Tests

During a recent speech at the Menzies Research Centre, Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge has stated his argument regarding Australia’s multiculturalism and challenge on integration. Although he agreed that Australia is a successful multicultural nation, he warned that the achievement cannot be taken for granted. His comments have triggered debates as the Federal Government plans to…

Morrison: Abbott’s Migration Cuts Proposal Will Cost $5 Billion

Former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott’s proposal to cut permanent migration to Australia would cost the federal budget almost $5 billion dollars over the next four years. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison, said Abbott’s plan fails to recognise the economic prosperity created by migrants. Tony Abbott’s plans to reduce Australia’s annual immigration intake by 80,000 people is…

Trump Lashes Out Against Immigrants in Foul-Mouthed Tirade

Donald Trump has hit out in frustration at immigrants coming to the U.S., during a meeting with bipartisan senators on immigration protections. The President lashed out when politicians suggested reinstating protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan deal, according to the Washington Post. “Why are we having…

Trump Calls to End Immigration Visa Program in Wake of New York Terror Attack

President Donald Trump has called for tighter immigration measures, wanting Congress to “immediately” stop a visa program that resulted in an immigrant accused of a New York City terrorist attack to enter the country. Mr Trump said he wants to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that distributes around 50,000 visas to countries where…

Turnbull & Dutton Defends The Cutting Of 457

In a recent announcement, the Turnbull Government have abolished the 457 visa, stating the visa is for skilled migrants. They plan to replace the 457 visa with a tighter program. There are claims that these changes are in response to comments made by Pauline Hanson about foreign workers, however, these claims have been denied by…

Morrison stands tall but job is under question

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is facing calls to be sacked after an asylum seeker died in riots last Monday night at the detention center on Manus Island. He was allegedly killed inside the detention centre. There are also claims that Papua New Guinea nationals employed by an Australian security company joined with local police to…