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Winston Peters says Government should take notice on immigration

Mr Carr, a former Labor MP, New South Wales premier and foreign minister, called for Australia to cut immigration by one third to one half because it risked changing the Australian way of life, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

He pointed to house price increases in Sydney, saying it was down to “breakneck population growth” and the inevitability new migrants would settle in main cities.

Translate Australian road signs to lure Chinese travellers, says tourism minister

The federal tourism minister, Richard Colbeck, has proposed translating road signs into Mandarin in an effort to capture more of the lucrative Chinese tourism market.

“With close to a million visitors from China coming to Australia, injecting $7.7bn into the economy annually and growing, we must do whatever we can to ensure they enjoy their experience and want to return,” he said.

Indonesian government discusses offering Australia an island to detain refugees

Confronted by rising numbers of refugees trapped in Indonesia as a result of Australia’s “Operation Sovereign Borders” regime of forcing asylum seekers back to the country, President Joko Widodo’s government is discussing with Canberra the establishment of an Australian-financed refugee detention island.