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Henry Sherrell

Briefing paper

1 Sep 2017

This 'Bills Digest' looks at the Turnbull Government’s announcement on 20 April 2017, regarding a series of changes to citizenship policy with the intention to ‘strengthen citizenship’.

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Article

18 Apr 2017

The Turnbull Government is axing the 457 Visa program and replacing it with a new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa. This comes after a history of problems with the 457 program, including uncovered abuse of workers.

The new scheme will be made up of two...

Research report

20 Feb 2017

Since the end of World War II, successive governments have helped more than 800,000 refugees and displaced people of different nationalities and faiths to build new lives in Australia. Our humanitarian migration program – one of the world’s largest – enjoys the backing of all...

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Article

14 Oct 2016

Towards the end of ABC TV’s special “Sovereign Borders“ edition of Q&A came an intriguing but frustrating back-and-forth about the number of migrants Australia welcomes each year.

The key protagonists were Shen Narayanasamy, GetUp!’s human rights campaign director, and retired general Jim Molan, co-author...

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Article

22 May 2015

Largely overlooked in the federal budget was a measure that will push more people into the black economy

SOMETIMES you wonder how an idea came about.

A barney is already brewing over the working holiday visa program, and it could get a...

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