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Thoughts and Reflections on African Migration and Settlement in Australia.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Children Freed from Detention

Today, 18 children will be released from Australia’s Baxter detention centre in what appears to be a softening of the Federal Government’s tough immigration detention policy. This means there is freedom beyond the razor wire.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Housing Opportunities for New Migrants

The Adelaide city council in South Australia has developed an Affordable Rental Housing Initiative for the low income earners – the first of its kind in Australia.

This new and innovative program ensures that young people are not priced out of the city housing market.

Furthermore, the program also provides a viable and affordable rental option for the new migrants and refugees who want to sample the unique lifestyle Adelaide city has to offer, at reasonable cost.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Migrants to the Rescue

Today, the good news in the migration front is that Australia’s population could reach 25 million by early 2020, according to the new estimates.

This has implications for the country’s economic and cultural developments.

But, despite some arguments to the contrary, there is no doubt that higher immigration levels would be needed to counter the dreaded labor shortages and stop economic stagnation.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

The G8 Summit

As the G8 summit ends in Scotland, the world’s most powerful leaders have reached an historic agreement to help the poor; promising debt cancellation and universal access to the HIV/AIDS medication.

More stories on http://africanrefugees.blogspot.com

Friday, July 08, 2005

Bomb Attacks in London

Blood in the streets of London as the deadly hand of terror rips apart the city’s heart; crippling the transport system. On last count, 38 people have been killed and 700 wounded; including 7 Australians.

My thoughts and prayers are with the peace-loving people of London; and the victims of international terrorism.