World Refugee Day is a chance to celebrate Australia’s Humanitarian Programme and focus on the great contribution humanitarian entrants make to Australia.
Australia is one of the few countries in the world to welcome Yazidi refugees who were facing genocide at the hands ISIS because of their religious beliefs. Since settling in regional New South Wales they have embraced and adopted the Australian way of life.
Our relationship with Sri Lanka runs very deep and is long standing. Our two governments are committed to working together to stop the criminal activity of people smugglers.
The Government is safeguarding Australian jobs by abolishing the Subclass 457 Visa for foreign workers and creating a new temporary visa restricted to critical skills shortages.
Australia’s newest addition to our airforce, the P-8A Poseidon, is a cutting edge surveillance and anti-submarine aircraft which will dominate the skies around the nation’s coastline. It will greatly enhance Australia’s ability to keep our borders secure and guard our maritime approaches.
Statement at Roundtable 2 - Addressing drivers of migration, particularly large movements & highlighting the positive contribution of migrants - UN General Assembly, New York
Today we mark a significant milestone – two years since the last illegal people smuggling venture successfully made it to our country.
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