Daughter granted citizenship after 10th birthday, giving her ‘unauthorised’ family hope

Neil Para and his family celebrated their daughter’s 10th birthday this week. They had cake, candles, a family dinner and invited friends to share in the celebrations. It sounds like any normal child’s birthday, but to those who know the family, this one carried special significance. It marked the day birthday girl Nive was able … Read more

Asylum seekers languish in Australia with no work, no hope and an uncertain future

There is desperation in the eyes of the Rohingya and Bangladeshi asylum seekers at a midweek community meeting in Gatton in the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane. A decade ago these men risked everything when they fled to Australia by boat – leaving wives, children and family behind in an attempt to start a new, … Read more

Australian Border Force stands firm on Chinese claims of unfair visa cancellations for students at airports

The Australian Border Force has reiterated it can and will cancel visas for those who provide false information, after China lodged a diplomatic protest over the treatment of a Chinese student at Sydney airport. Key points: The Australian Border Force remains firm on its visa stance despite China’s diplomatic protest over a student’s canceled the … Read more