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Defence prepares for new era as troops come home

Defence prepares for new era as troops come home | Aussie Role in the Region | Scoop.it
DEFENCE chiefs are bracing for an exodus of experienced personnel as Australia draws down operations in Afghanistan, East Timor and the Solomon Islands.
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Australia links to the rest of the world as we try and help other countries. 

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Australian tourism industry is in trouble, claims new study by Tourism and ... - Herald Sun

Australian tourism industry is in trouble, claims new study by Tourism and ... - Herald Sun | Aussie Role in the Region | Scoop.it
Australian tourism industry is in trouble, claims new study by Tourism and ...Herald SunTHE tourism industry is out of money, out of workers and out of rooms - making it tough for the industry to compete against Asian rivals, according to a...

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This article explains that people all over the world are increasingly becoming interested in Australia, but Australia cannot cope with the increased stress on the tourist industry, as we look for skilled workers in the area. Further, the industry is running out  money and is struggling to continue to "compete" with our Asian rivals. 

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Multiculturalism is Australia’s great divide

Multiculturalism is Australia’s great divide | Aussie Role in the Region | Scoop.it
It’s the great Australian amnesia. We sometimes forget who we are and where we came from.



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That the culture of Australia is changing, as we have immigrants coming from different countries, our country becomes divided on the issue, with who should be allowed into the country and can't. This shows that we are linked to the rest of the world as we are interacting with people from other countries. 

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2,500 Hazara families offered asylum

2,500 Hazara families offered asylum | Aussie 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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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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Loreto Obias's curator insight, March 17, 2013 7:10 PM

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.