What it’s like to live and work illegally in Australia

OPINION & ANALYSIS: To end exploitation in Australia, we need to have a zero tolerance to exploitation, rather than a zero tolerance to breaches of visas by migrants.

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Five top perks of being an Aussie alien in a foreign country

Sometimes being an alien from Down Under makes you feel like the luckiest person on the planet.

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Qantas takes delivery of new Dreamliner for non-stop Australia to London flights [VIDEO]

WATCH: Qantas boss Alan Joyce oversees the airline’s brand new plane being assembled at Boeing before it’s tested and flown Down Under to commence duties.

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Big changes to tax laws for expat Aussie property investors

AUSTRALIAN TAX UPDATE: Federal and state taxes have seen some significant developments that you need to know about.

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Tony Abbott’s London speech is another salvo in the interminable climate policy war

OPINION & ANALYSIS: As Tony Abbott accepts another pat on the back from a roomful of climate deniers in London, we may wonder how long business interests in Australia will tolerate his wrecking, undermining and sniping.

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Young Australians are engaged in political issues, but unsure how democracy works

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Research shows young people are passionate about issues like marriage equality, but many do not understand how governments are formed and prime ministers elected.

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Eight kinds of jobs Australia desperately needs to be filled by migrants

Australia is a land of genuine opportunity, and there are chances that are begging to be taken by highly-motivated immigrants.

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First Nauru and Manus Island refugees to leave for the United States

The Australian government is providing minimal detail of those who have so far passed the Americans’ “extreme vetting” and been approved to go, saying it is up to the US to do that.

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An ingenious strategy to gain Aussie permanent residency

The Skilled Independent visa is one of the most powerful Aussie visas there is. It is a direct route to permanent residency, which can eventually be converted into full Australian citizenship.

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Australia’s ‘big’ problem – what to do with our ageing super-sized statues?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: In a nation littered with at least 200 ‘Big Things’, there is a sizeable problem. What to do with them as they age and wear out? These are undeniably public landmarks of socio-cultural significance, and some warrant preservation.

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Pauline Hanson’s blackface burqa stunt – but what of the freedom NOT to wear the full frontal veil?

OPINION & ANALYSIS: What has escaped almost everyone in this latest parliamentary fracas is not so much the freedom to wear the burqa in Australia but rather the freedom NOT to wear it, writes TESS LAWRENCE.

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North Korea tells Australia it is acting suicidally by joining war games

The North Korean statement from a spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs, reported by the state news agency KCNA, described Malcolm Turnbull’s remarks about ANZUS as “reckless”.

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Tougher English language exams for Australian citizenship will be debated by Senate

The changes to the citizenship tests aren’t wholesale, but they have raised the bar for an English speaking skills-set.

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Govt in turmoil over Barnaby Joyce NZ citizenship, Bishop accuses Labor of collusion with Kiwis

Labor denies collusion with NZ colleagues to destabilise government over Barnaby Joyce citizenship affair, counter-accusing foreign minister of creating a diplomatic incident with Australia’s closest ally.

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“We love our children”: Penny Wong’s blistering speech on same-sex marriage vote [VIDEO]

WATCH: Lesbian mum Senator Penny Wong blasts government’s proposed plebiscite on same-sex marriage as a “stunt” that will expose kids to hatred, in remarkable speech to parliament.

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