Posts Tagged ‘visa’

The heartbreak behind our visa backlog

Monday, July 29th, 2019

New figures show the government has slashed resident visa numbers to the lowest seen in the last two decades. The decrease in resident numbers in the last year is largely because of delays in processing. “It’s not clear whether that is part of the way they’re bringing the numbers down because they have a target Read more

Patricia Fox lives to fight another day

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

On Monday, the Philippine justice secretary revoked an immigration expulsion order for an Australian nun who had irked the president by joining political rallies but who said she still faces possible deportation. “What the (immigration service) did, in this case, is beyond what the law provides, that is why it has to be struck down,” Read more

Samoans visiting New Zealand treated like second class citizens?

Monday, March 12th, 2018
samoans visiting

“Can you be the Prime Minister who would be bold enough to change your immigration laws so that Samoans can enter your country freely without requiring visas, which cost money most of our poor people don’t have?” This was the question Mata’afa Keni Lesa put to the New Zealand prime minister in his opinion piece Read more

Anti-abortion activist deported from Australia

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

American anti-abortion activist Troy Newman lost a legal bid to stay in Australia after arriving on Thursday without a visa. His visa had been cancelled before he left the United States by Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Mr Newman, who is president of Operation Rescue in the US, had planned a 10-day speaking Read more

Vicariate moving from Kuwait to Bahrain, citing accessibility

Friday, August 24th, 2012

In an atmosphere of regional sectarian tensions, the headquarters of the Apostolic Vicar for Northern Arabia is being transferred from Kuwait to Bahrain, where the royal family has given land for the vicariate and a new church. The apostolic vicar, Bishop Camillo Ballin, said the move is being made because Bahrain is more central and Read more