Australian Senate hears SA farmers “will not receive” special visa treatment

A fast-track backtrack? In something resembling a change of tune, it would seem like the Australian government aren’t exactly putting SA farmers to the top of their priorities.

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Fly to Australia: Sensational air fares from the UK with Brightsun Travel

TRAVEL DEALS: Prices are fantastic right now with Sydney return fares from £601, Brisbane £554, Melbourne from £571, Perth from £523, Adelaide from £526 and Cairns from £600. Fly in comfort and style on a modern Dreamliner aircraft.

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Britain looking to Commonwealth relationships in order to forge trading partnerships post-Brexit

As the UK Government looks for alternative trade partners in a post-Brexit world, countries like Australia in the Commonwealth are a good and obvious choice

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Dutton stands firm, says he is considering “several applications” from South African farmers

Australia’s Minister of Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, is not backing down from his offer to offer white South African farmers “refugee” or “humanitarian” status in the country.

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South Africa government hits back at Australia over plans for white farmers

The South African government and its relationship with Australia may have taken a bad turn, denying its farmers face persecution as claimed by Peter Dutton.

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Move to Australia: Here’s the latest immigration skilled occupation list

Australia calls itself the ‘Lucky Country’ with good reason. If you are thinking of making the move Down Under you should definitely take a look at the latest list of skilled occupations the country is seeking.

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Australian government to consider fast-track visas for “white South African farmers”

Home Affairs and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has directed his department to explore whether South African farmers can be accepted into Australia through refugee, humanitarian or other visas.

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Australia and Timor Leste settle maritime boundary after 45 years of bickering

OPINION & ANALYSIS: After nearly two years of a facilitated conciliation process, Australia and Timor Leste have finally reached agreement on a maritime boundary in the Timor Sea.

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Message in a bottle found on Australian beach confirmed as genuine by museum

A message in a bottle claimed to have been discovered on a beach in Western Australia has been confirmed as being authentic and the world’s oldest, but some doubt lingers over the find by “renowned ambush marketer”.

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Three reasons why the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians aren’t closing

OPINION & ANALYSIS: If the promised “refresh” of Closing the Gap does not put resources – and the power to direct them – into Indigenous hands, the prospects for closing socioeconomic gaps are likely to remain distant.

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10 you beaut Australian slang terms Brits should totally adopt

If a thong-clad bogan from woop-woop sold you a goon-bag for for a few bucks would it make you a dag if you said yes?

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How the Australian Constitution, and its custodians, ended up so wrong on dual citizenship

OPINION & ANALYSIS: In contemporary Australia, identities are often complex, and citizenship entitlements may be multiple and overlapping.

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Crocodile Dundee spoof ad wins Super Bowl

New star studded Tourism Australia advert takes the Mick to make Super Bowl fans crazy about Down Under.

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Flying kangaroo takes out cyclist: Only in Australia [VIDEO]

WATCH: What’s that Skip? A bike? Amazing footage of the moment a kangaroo leapt out of the bush, taking down an unsuspecting cyclist on Australia Day. Strewth!

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The ties that (still) bind: the enduring tendrils of the British Empire

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Despite the added complication of Brexit negotiations and the nostalgic attachment to past glory, the prospect of Commonwealth becoming Empire 2.0 remains, as The Economist suggested, “cobblers”.

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