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2,500 Hazara families offered asylum

2,500 Hazara families offered asylum | Australia's role in the Region | Scoop.it

The Australian government has offered asylum to over 2,500 Hazara families of Balochistan and urged the United Nations refugee agency in Pakistan to facilitate migration of the community facing sectarian violence, Australian embassy sources said. Jim O’Callaghan, assistant secretary of the humanitarian branch of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Australia, had held a meeting with UNHCR officials last week and discussed the asylum offer with them, First Secretary Australian High Commission Sherief Andrawos told Dawn on Wednesday. The UNHCR was informed that Australia was willing to accommodate 2,500 families or 7,000 individuals of the Hazara community, keeping in view attacks on them.


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Loreto Obias's insight:

As Australian is one of the most multicultural countries they have offered to accommodate 2,500 families or 7,000 immigrants of the Hazara community, due to the unfair bombing at Balochistan. 

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BBurke's curator insight, March 17, 2013 6:31 PM

This article shows that Australian officials co-operate with nations all over the world, as we try and accomadate for the increasing population, which includes refugees. 

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Bogans R Us?

Bogans R Us? | Australia's role in the Region | Scoop.it

The Oxford English Dictionary now includes a definition for 'bogan': "...an unfashionable, uncouth, or unsophisticated person, especially regarded as being of low social status". Bogan is a fascinating word because everyone knows what it means, everyone agrees there are a lot of bogans and everyone considers themselves to be non-bogan. Which doesn't quite add up.

 

Here, Paul Daley accosts our expansive middle classes, asking whether sore looser Rudd actually had a point when he described Gillard's current home as Bogan-ville.

 


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Even though Australia is a Multicultural society this article talks about how the term 'bogan' is now in the English dictionary in a rasict matter portraying a negative meaning of a white person. This influences eveyrones view on the culture of an Australian person.

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Probe finds widespread use of drugs in sport, crime links

Probe finds widespread use of drugs in sport, crime links | Australia's role in the Region | Scoop.it
A year-long government investigation has found widespread use of banned drugs in Australian professional sport and links with organised crime.

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The Australian government has decided to ban the use of druga in professional sports as it has caused serious issues in the world today.

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