What it’s like to be a visa overstayer in Australia – SBS News

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Ramesh says he is living in fear. He is one of an estimated 62,000 people in the country without a valid visa.

Read the full story – https://www.sbs.com.au/news/what-it-s-like-to-be-a-visa-overstayer-in-australia

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Exclusive: Senior ANZ officials were aware of suspicious transactions at Malaysian affiliate – SBS News

anzSenior ANZ officials were aware of suspicious transactions going into the Malaysian Prime Minister’s accounts at their Malaysian affiliated bank, a source with intimate knowledge has told SBS News.

 

Read the full story – https://www.sbs.com.au/news/exclusive-senior-anz-officials-were-aware-of-suspicious-transactions-at-malaysian-affiliate

 

Australia avoiding investigating Malaysian corruption scandal, says former PM Mahathir – SBS World News

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The Australian government is trying to avoid investigating local links to a Malaysian corruption scandal, according to the country’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad.

In an exclusive interview with SBS World News the former leader of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad – who ruled the country with an iron-grip for 22 years – said Australia was turning a blind eye to corruption over the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state investment fund.

“Australia has been involved to a certain extent but it looks as if the government of Australia wants to avoid any involvement in this crime committed,” Dr Mahathir said.

Read the full story and watch the full interview here – http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/05/09/australia-avoiding-investigating-malaysian-corruption-scandal-says-former-pm

‘Cutting it fine’: Questions raised over future of Nauru detention contracts – SBS World News

020217m_NauruPregnant_800x600.jpgThe Immigration Department is “cutting it a bit fine” by having not yet secured a new provider to run the offshore detention centre on Nauru, according to an independent expert.

The contracts for running both the Nauru and Papua New Guinea detention centres expire by the end of October – six months from now.

The current provider, Broadspectrum, and its parent Spanish company Ferrovial, have announced they will not continue operating the centres beyond the current contract.

Read the full story here – http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/04/12/cutting-it-fine-questions-raised-over-future-nauru-detention-contracts