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A short history of Australia Day, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reactions to it

There has been recent and recurring public debate about the significance of Australia Day and its meaning to Indigenous Australians. This FlagPost gives a short history of both the day and of Indigenous reactions to and opinions about it. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this blog contains names and contains links to images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. It quotes and links to historical figures' views that contain terms that would not be considered appropriate today.  Read more...

Assessing the effect of recent 457 visa policy changes

Recently released Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) visa data provides evidence that employers and migrants may have responded in a significant manner to the recent 457 visa policy change.  Read more...

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