Jessica Gates

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Refugees are Australia's most entrepreneurial migrants, says research

Refugees are not taking Australian jobs, they are creating new ones, according to new government research that reveals humanitarian arrivals are the country’s most entrepreneurial migrants.<p>Humanitarian migrants tended to work several jobs in their first few years in Australia.<p>People from the UK and …

Entrepreneurship

We invited an asylum seeker to a Q&A session on Facebook. This is what happened next...

<b>Many readers were sympathetic to Khadim's ordeal...</b><p>Khadim, who is part of the persecuted Hazara ethnic minority in Afghanistan, fled to Pakistan with …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and best practices for productivity, I've interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I …

12 Commandments for a Happy Life and Soul

<b>1. Choose happiness. Radiate it.</b><p>Happiness is a choice and an energy you can cultivate on a daily basis. Do your best to live in high vibration energy like love, peace, fun and joy -- for your own wellbeing and fulfillment, and for the positive ripple effect it has on those around you and the entire …

The ONE Basic Thing Steve Jobs Did Differently Than You (and how you can change that)

“When you grow up, you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the …

The Unexpected Health Benefits of Tetris

My crav­ing for a first cof­fee of the day hits around 9:15 a.m. I don’t drink cof­fee the first thing in the morn­ing. (What’s the point of be­ing …

18 Clever Storage Ideas for Hard-to-Store Stuff

Camping gear, magazines, boots…they can take over your house and garage! Here are some really clever ideas for storing your most challenging …

DIY

Australian trapped in Iraqi refugee camp under threat from Islamic State pleads with Government for help

An Australian man trapped in a refugee camp under threat from Islamic State (IS) fighters has pleaded with the Australian Government to issue him …

'Owning' a Room, Even When You Don't Feel That You Can

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There will always be a time when you’re in a roomful of people and dread it. Examples:<p>Your feet beg you to listen to your fight or flight response, but your mind forces you to stay and pursue business opportunities.<br>• Your nervousness and …

Asylum seeker school student 'dragged on ground', put in detention in lieu of deal to return Iranian citizens, husband says

Iranian asylum seekers say the Federal Government is putting them back into detention because it cannot force them to leave the country.<p>Over recent …

Asylum seeker school student 'dragged on ground', put in detention in lieu of deal to return Iranian citizens, husband says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Iranian asylum seekers say the Federal Government is putting them back into detention because it cannot force them to leave the country.<p>Over recent …

Asylum Seekers Are Having Abortions to Avoid Raising Children in Australian Detention Centers

Conditions are so bad in Australia’s detention centers that some pregnant women say they have no choice but to abort their babies.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user DIBP</i><p>The Australian public is by now used to hearing horror stories about conditions in detention centers, from self-harm and suicide to the murder …

Australian-born children of asylum seekers at risk of deportation under new laws

New laws that would strip Australian-born children of asylum seekers of protection visa rights threaten to quash a legal bid to save a stateless infant called Ferouz from offshore detention.<p>A powerful legal team working pro bono for the 11-month-old boy had hoped success in today’s federal court …

Eight former Australians of the Year call for release of asylum seeker children

Eight former Australians of the Year have used Australia Day to call for the immediate release of all refugee and asylum seeker children from immigration detention.<p>In an open letter published on Monday morning, the Australians of the Year write that the indefinite detention of children, who are not …

Australia

Boat of Vietnamese asylum seekers turned back after 40-minute interviews

A boat carrying 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers was returned to Vietnam on 18 April, the commander of Operation Sovereign Borders, Major General Andrew Bottrell, confirmed in a Senate estimates hearing on Monday.<p>Bottrell said that the asylum seekers were given individual interviews at sea that lasted …

Australia

Nauru blocks visa of Australian barrister for deportee and asylum seekers

The Nauruan government has blocked a visa application from an Australian barrister involved in a high-stakes case that could see the Nauruan president Baron Waqa and justice minister David Adeang face contempt of court charges.<p>Australian barrister Jay Williams was seeking to appear in court to …

Australia

There's no legal queue. And three other facts Australians get wrong about asylum seekers

Talking about refugees and asylum seekers in some circles can be a dubious endeavour. Before you know it, words like “illegals” and “queue jumpers” are ricocheting back at you, and you’re entangled in an angry debate.<p>In some parts of Australia, the good ol’ welcome mat has yet to make it out the …

Human Rights

Australian kids offer straight talk about asylum seekers

Australian kids have been giving raw accounts about what they know about asylum seekers.<p>The <i>Kids Talk Refugees</i> video series, produced by a team of …

Human Rights

Incredible Maps Capture the Genetics and Connections of the Brain

On April 2, 2013, the Obama administration announced an ambitious project to map the activity of every neuron in the human brain by 2023. One year later, we are starting to see the amazing results.<p><b>Scientists cannot hope to prevent or cure neurological disease</b> without a solid understanding of what …

The Brain

New Mirrored Infinity Room Immerses Viewers in Mesmerizing World of Endless Reflections

With a prolific career dating back to the mid-20th century, New York-based artist Lucas Samaras has gained renown for his work in painting, sculpture, photography, and performance art. Born in Greece in 1936, Samaras has been the subject of seven major career retrospectives and more than …

Domestic violence victims mistakenly judged unstable after abuse – expert

The trauma suffered by domestic violence victims after leaving an abusive relationship meant family law court staff sometimes mistakenly judged them as psychologically unstable, a professor of general practice has told Victoria’s royal commission into family violence.<p>Kelsey Hegarty, a general …

Sociology