7 Days of Migration – 21/8/19 to 28/8/19

7 Days of Migration – 21/8/19 to 28/8/19

(21st August to 28th August 2019)

Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for you.

In this week’s edition, we first have an article by The Guardian about human trafficking and its links to Australia perceived ‘broken’ visa system. In their article, they discuss how foreign workers are being paid roughly $4 per hour.

The Former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration stated in the article:

“The people we’re talking about are generally vulnerable people. They will have little financial resources, and they are being exploited – they’re being exploited by criminals, and they’re being exploited by unscrupulous labour hire companies. They have a right to seek asylum, certainly, but they don’t deserve to be exploited.” – SBS, 2019

Then there is the story by ABC News about the permanent migrant intake. From 2016 to 2018, the intake for permanent migrants fell from 190 000 to 162 000. ABC reports that this number may even decrease even more. However, the number of temporary migration over the years has increased.

These are just a few stories we have found for you. We have many more stories for you to read below.

Newspaper Articles:

Up first, we have a story by the Guardian about the exploitation of foreign workers.

Australia’s ‘broken’ visa system being used for human trafficking, experts say

Secondly, we have a story from ABC News about the permanent migration intake and its dramatic decrease in numbers.

Permanent Migration intake set for another cut under Coalition, according to experts

SBS also provides an article on this, click here 

Next, we have a story by SBS about giving non-citizens the right to self-determination.

Push for non-citizen to receive the right to vote in Australian elections

Furthermore, we have a story by The Sydney Morning Herald about community support and their plea not to deport an asylum seeker family from Australia.

‘Let them stay’_ Melbourne protesters call to save Queensland Tamil family

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