NEWSFLASH! In September I will join The Conversation as its Business and Economy Editor. I have been honoured to work at The Age for the past ten years, originally alongside the legendry Tim Colebatch, and for the past four years as economics editor in my own right.

At The Conversation, my job will be to make the best thinking from Australia's 40 univerisites accessible to the widest possible audience. That means you. From the new year I will also write a weekly column.

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I'll continue to post great things from The Conversation and other places here, and also on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Now Rudd ticks the asylum seeker box. I'm feeling sick



CHANGES TO AUSTRALIA’S IMMIGRATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Effective immediately, the Australian Government has today introduced a suspension of the processing of new asylum applications from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

...the Australian Government has suspended the processing of new asylum claims by Sri Lankan nationals for a period of three months and the processing of new asylum claims by Afghan nationals for a period of six months. These suspensions will be reviewed at the end of their respective periods.


Immigration Changes


Possum: Net Arrivals – Cheap Populism and Export Destruction



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