Australia announces an end to “visa hopping”

From July 1 it will no longer be possible to move from a visitor visa to a student visa while onshore in Australia, the minister for home affairs Clare O’Neil announced on June 12.

14 Jun 2024

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International

Israel, Hamas accused of war crimes in new UN report

12 Jun 2024

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Israel and Hamas have been accused of committing a litany of war crimes and human rights abuses since 7 October in a new independent report to the UN Human Rights Council.


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Prolonged cold snap across eastern Australia to last at least a week

14 Jun 2024

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South-east Australia is collectively shivering through a prolonged spell of bleak wintry weather — a pattern that will linger for at least another week.


Focus

Australia announces an end to “visa hopping”

14 Jun 2024

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From July 1 it will no longer be possible to move from a visitor visa to a student visa while onshore in Australia, the minister for home affairs Clare O’Neil announced on June 12.


Opinion

Sri Lanka is an unsinkable aircraft carrier--The country manufactures poverty as politics is more profitable than its industries- Maj. Gen. Dr. Boniface Perera

06 Jun 2024

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Maj Gen. Dr. Boniface Perera a battle hardened Infantry officer served the Sri Lanka Army for more than 36 years dedicating 20 years in the battlefield. He was the former Security Forces Commander of the Wanni Region and Eastern province in addition to being the Competent Authority to resettle 300000 displaced people in the North.


Opinion

Range Bandara’s “Loud Thinking” and Ranil’s election campaign

01 Jun 2024

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Sri Lanka’s political stage was enlivened last week by the solo performance of United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara. Addressing a media briefing on May 28, the policeman-turned-politician came out with a suggestion that the presidential election due this year and the Parliamentary election scheduled for next year should be postponed while the terms of office for both should be extended by two more years. The former


Business

Union in push to end junior wages so workers get national minimum wage

12 Jun 2024

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When Jayda got her first pay cheque she was really excited. Then, she looked more closely at her hourly rate.