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Australia`s indefinite detention of refugees `cruel, inhuman`, UN says
24/8/2013
A UN watchdog has called on Australia to release 46 refugees being held in indefinite detention, labelling it cruel and arbitrary. The UN Human Rights Committee has slammed Australia's treatment of the group, saying the country broke global human rights rules by denying the group a chance to challenge their detention. In a review of complaints from the refugees - 42 Sri Lankan Tamils, three Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and a Kuwaiti - the committee said the detention was arbitrary and broke the International Covenant on Civil and ...

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Immigration Department audits reveal large-scale fraud of visa system by Indian students and worker
22/8/2013
The ABC has revealed that thousands of Indian students, skilled workers and 457 visa holders have been admitted to Australia on dodgy travel and work documents. Briefings prepared by the Immigration Department and obtained by the ABC's Fact Check Unit under Freedom of Information show out-of-control, large-scale fraud of the visa system. The internal audits show fraud rates approaching 50 per cent, and an Immigration Department struggling to properly identify people who are entering the country. "Identity fraud is a significant risk in the Indian caseload given ...

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Port Lincoln plans to build the world`s first underwater aquarium to house great white sharks
23/8/2013
In Port Lincoln you can swim with tuna, snorkel with sea-lions - and soon you might be able to sleep with great white sharks. Port Lincoln Council has voted to support a world-first plan by entrepreneur Travis Nottle for a giant $40 million floating aquarium to hold the giant killers for months at a time. An undersea viewing area would give visitors a fish-eye's view of the giant predators, complete with facilities for a sleepover as sharks cruise by. The massive fish bowl would be located in ...

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Free education? Not if your parents are on a 457 visa
22/8/2013
In Australia, New South Wales charges between $4, 500 and $5, 500 depending on the school year of a child while the Australian Capital Territory charges up to $13, 900 for the final year of high school. In August Western Australian state treasurer Troy Buswell announced as part of his budget that any temporary 457 visa holders would be charged A$4, 000 a year to send each child to state schools. But immigrant families on 457 visa holders earning at or close to the threshold income of $53, ...

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SA schools to get cash boost sooner under Gonski reforms
21/8/2013
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 SOUTH Australia's education funding per student is lower than Queensland's and only marginally more than New South Wales.  And data shows our education system is producing students who perform well below the national average in key measures of literacy, numeracy and general development in both primary and secondary schools. As well as below-average test results, SA has more students with a disability, attending remote schools and from poor families than ...

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Nuclear enrichment industry could lead to multi-billion-dollar economic bonanza
19/8/2013
SOUTH Australia would benefit from a multi-billion-dollar windfall that could create hundreds of jobs, if governments embraced a new lucrative nuclear industry, experts say. Adelaide-based researchers have found that building a uranium enrichment plant here could deliver up to $4 billion in construction investment. For the first time, experts have quantified the financial windfall such a program would deliver to the SA economy. They say an enrichment plant would "significantly value add" to our uranium mining. But the University ...

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South Australian town William Creek wants to secede to the Northern Territory
18/8/2013
            Outback pilot Trevor Wright says William Creek, on the Oodnadatta Track several hundred kilometres south of the NT/SA border, is more aligned with the Territory lifestyle and a tourism treasure that is ...

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University of South Australia embarks on `revolutionary` growth path to learning excellence
18/8/2013
EMPLOYING 100 extra professors, creating a birth to year 12 school and introducing three more regional campuses are a part of an ambitious new, five-year action plan for the state's biggest university. University of South Australia Vice-chancellor, Professor David Lloyd, who has held the position for less than seven months, said the new plan - which sought input from 8000 current and past students, staff and the business community online - was "ambitious but achievable". The revolutionary plan aims to make the institution Australia's "university ...

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New Property Council SA chief Richard Angove wants Torrens Riverbank redevelopment
15/8/2013
Former senior public servant and Adelaide Casino executive Richard Angove will take up the role of executive director on September 3. He replaces Nathan Paine who is moving to Sydney for a national role with the council. Mr Angove, 60, spent the past seven years with Adelaide Casino, most recently as its executive manager of major capital projects - experience he believes will put him in a unique position to encourage private sector involvement in the Riverbank redevelopment. Mr Angove described the precinct plan ...

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