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Impossible Task: Sorting Economic And Political Refugees – Analysis

Growing numbers of refugees cross multiple borders, and nations tighten rules to separate those who pursue economic versus political security. By Will Hickey* The European Union is going out of..
Eurasia Review

Government 'remains committed' to citizenship overhaul despite Senate blockage

The government’s citizenship reforms, which included longer waiting times for permanent residents and a tougher English language exam, were struck off the Senate notice paper on Wednesday after..

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(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, urged voters in New Jersey to reject the “politics of division”..
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News video: Obama Says the Current Political Climate Sometimes Feels Like the '19th century'

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News video: Is May’s Facebook pledge enough?

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British Prime Minister, Theresa May has put a letter on Facebook, promising EU citizens in the UK that they can stay after Brexit. But it was met with uncertainty from people who believe that they are..
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News video: EICC Becomes the Responsible Business Alliance | Responsible Business Alliance

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The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today..
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News video: Leaked Memo Suggests Russian Lawyer in Trump, Jr Meeting May Be 'Agent' of Kremlin

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Senate puts new citizenship laws in limbo

The government's proposed changes to citizenship laws are in limbo after being squashed in the Senate.

'For the first time I felt like I wasn't welcome': Migrants relieved after proposed citizenship changes thrown out of Senate

Thousands of migrants who want to be Australians are relieved the government’s proposed changes to citizenship laws have been killed off by the Senate.

Migrants no longer in limbo as citizenship changes killed off by Senate

The government's controversial citizenship changes have suffered a major blow in the Senate despite a last-ditch bid by Peter Dutton.

Peter Dutton's citizenship crackdown quietly killed off by the Senate

Crackdown would have imposed a values test, tough English language test and a four-year waiting period for permanent residents wanting to become Australian citizens.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Citizenship bill runs into Senate deadline

The Greens warn the government must debate its proposed citizenship changes on Wednesday or see a Senate deadline sink the legislation.

Citizenship bill deadline looms for Dutton

The federal government is about to run into a Senate-created deadline to put its citizenship changes up for debate.

Move to protect council citizenship rights

The Greens are seeking support from other senators in a bid to reverse the government's removal of citizenship powers from councils opposed to Australia Day.

Senator casts fate of 'Munificent Seven'

Crossbench senator Derryn Hinch has forecast anticipated High Court judgments on the citizenship status of seven federal politicians.

Politics live as the Turnbull government confronts energy policy and High Court citizenship judgement

Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Senate to challenge Turnbull's council citizenship ceremony bans

The government banned the Yarra and Darebin councils from holding citizenship ceremonies after they passed motions to dump Australia Day celebrations.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Australia: Immigration News – 11 October 2017 - Holding Redlich

This newsletter includes links to a High Court case and a legislative instrument relating to citizenship in Australia.

Court case used to open wounds: Joyce

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says people are using the dual citizenship case in the High Court to "open wounds and play a very poor game".

Bitcoin can buy you citizenship in one of the happiest countries

Got some bitcoin burning a hole in your digital wallet? And paradise on the mind? You could use it to buy a second passport.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Brandis defends citizenship court costs

Taxpayers will be slugged millions of dollars in legal bills to clear up the dual citizenship mess. George Brandis says the spending is in the public interest.

Citizenship case to overshadow parliament

A fortnight of federal parliamentary sittings in Canberra could be overshadowed by a decision in seven High Court cases against MPs.

What happens to the citizenship seven?

There are a number of scenarios ahead for the seven members of parliament facing the High Court over their eligibility.

Third day of 'citizenship seven' hearing set to commence in High Court

The political fates of Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and six others are being decided in a three-day High Court hearing that could threaten the viability of the Turnbull Government.

Citizenship, unis on parliament agenda

Members of parliament will return from a four-week break on Monday to deal with issues ranging from citizenship to university funding.

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