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Will shortcomings undermine the new Competition Act?
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

On February 6 2012 the government submitted a draft of the new Competition Act to Parliament. The reform of the country's key competition legislation attracted a level of public participation rarely seen in Portugal's recent legal history.more »

Is the tide turning? NSW Government proposes lifting ban on uranium exploration
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

The Mining Act 1992 (and regulations under it) will be amended as well, to list uranium as a "mineral" and therefore make it subject to that Act in the same way as other minerals are. Among other things, this means that an exploration licence under ...more »

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Citizenship
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Alabama immigration law arguments to be heard today by federal appeals court panel
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)March 1, 2012

By Brian Lawson, The Huntsville Times March organizer Tamitha Villarreal gets ready to lead opponents of Alabama's new immigration law on a march down Jefferson Street on their way to the Limestone County Courthouse to protest the law in Athens, Ala.more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Iranian opposition group eyes Jordan relocation
NECNMarch 4, 2012

The group, whose political wing is based outside Paris, is seeking removal from the US list of terrorist organizations and in February US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that one way to get off it was to cooperate in a relocation plan.more »

Deportation
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Dabiri-Erewa Flays Deportation of 125 Citizens By South Africa
AllAfrica.comMarch 5, 2012

The travellers, who arrived in South Africa on Thursday, were deported in two flights, 75 of them on board South African Airways and 50 in Arik air. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, Dabiri-Erewa said the act was part of the "continuous ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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The Uncertain Cost of Helping Illegal Immigrants Go to College
New York Times (blog)March 9, 2012

By KIRK SEMPLE Much of the public debate surrounding proposals to allow illegal immigrants to receive state financial aid for college has centered on questions of legality: Would such legislation, known as the Dream Act, legitimize the status of people ...more »

457, 857 & RSMS period obligations
Expat ForumMarch 2, 2012

From January 2009 to January 2011 I worked for an employer in NT, Australia on a 457 visa. In February / March 2011 our 457 visa was transferred / renewed from the NT to QLD and I resumed employment with my 2nd employer in Australia.more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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9/11 hate crime victim's kin become US citizens
The Associated PressMarch 16, 2012

He had applied for a green card, but the application became invalid when he died. Holt intervened in 2004 to give them permanent legal residency, introducing a rare "private bill" in Congress that granted the family legal resident status.more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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How Not to Attract Tourists
New York TimesMarch 16, 2012

Those countries post rules in the customs hall and skip pointless paperwork that only the honest will complete honestly. Finally, when travelers actually disembark, they are too often subjected to inaccurate lessons in American manners and common sense ...more »

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