Day: May 22, 2020

Excluding temporary residents from JobKeeper and JobSeeker is ‘Un-Australian’

Making a strong case for bringing Australia’s temporary migrants under the government’s safety net, the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia (FECCA) is pushing for JobKeeper and JobSeeker programmes to be extended to such people who have lost jobs due to the coronavirus. Mohammad Al Khafaji, the CEO of Australia’s peak multicultural representative body, FECCA, says temporary migrants in Australia “could find themselves potentially destitute” if they are not given financial support during the Covid-19 financial crisis. Highlights: FECCA pushes for JobKeeper and JobSeeker to Australia’s temporary migrants ‘Australia’s migration intake in 2020-21 may fall by 85%’: PM...

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Seven price bands for domestic air travel from Monday

The Centre on Thursday came out with seven price bands comprising 14 maximum and minimum fares for different routes that will be offered to passengers for domestic air travel starting May 25. Aviation sector regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a circular outlining the fares on which airlines will offer tickets. “Whereas it is necessary to ensure that the airlines do not charge excessive fare on the one hand and also to ensure that journey is performed only for essential purposes, it is therefore necessary to fix a fare band within which the airlines should charge fare,”...

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US deports Al Qaeda terrorist to India, questioning on

Convicted Al Qaeda terrorist Mohammed Ibrahim Zubair, found guilty of raising funds for the terrorist organisation in the United States, has been deported to India after completing his sentence, intelligence sources said. Zubair was deported two days back along with 167 other Indian deportees, intelligence officials said on Thursday. According to intelligence officials, the deportees were brought on a special flight to Amritsar on May 19. Since then India-born Zubair, 38, has been quarantined at a centre in Amritsar, an official told IANS, requesting anonymity. Investigative agencies sources confirmed that after Zubair was deported to India, he has been...

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