UK Home Office

Amber Rudd apologises after missing close Brexit Bill vote

Amber Rudd has been forced to apologise after she missed a crucial Brexit vote in the Commons last night.<p>The Home Secretary is understood to have been on the phone discussing a National Crime Agency issue as MPs voted on an amendment tabled by Jeremy Corbyn.<p>She voted on four amendments to the …

Brexit

Uber data breach “raises huge concerns”, says UK data watchdog

The fallout from Uber’s disclosure yesterday of a massive data breach affecting 57 million users and drivers that it concealed for a year continues: The UK’s data protection watchdog has put out a strongly worded statement saying the company’s announcement “raises huge concerns around its data …

Privacy

Another resignation in Oz citizenship fallout

South Australian senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore has announced she will resign from the Senate after she discovered she obtained British citizenship …

New Zealand News

Australia dual citizenship row claims ninth politician

<b>A ninth Australian parliamentarian will be unseated by a dual citizenship saga.</b><p>Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore, from minor party the Nick Xenophon Team, has said she will resign after learning she inherited UK citizenship from her Singapore-born mother.<p>Australia's constitution bans federal politicians …

Immigration

'I'll fully participate': Katy Gallagher won't say when UK citizenship renunciation was confirmed

Labor frontbencher Katy Gallagher has refused to say when moves to renounce her entitlement to UK dual citizenship was confirmed by British …

UK Politics

Punjab cracking down on fraudulent travel agents: Amarinder

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today ordered a blueprint to be prepared for opening of foreign employment bureaus in …

Immigration

Depraved London man avoids jail after watching live stream of boy being raped

Stephen Wilkie, 52, from Ealing, was part of paedophile ring that watched boy being abused on the internet.<p>A London man who was part of a sickening …

Crime

Labor to win in Queensland: Newspoll

Labor may return to government in Queensland, taking marginal seats from the opposition via One Nation preferences, the latest Newspoll suggests.<p>The …

Elections

Guy Hands: UK must learn from Guernsey's immigration woes

<b>The negative impact of a restrictive immigration policy on the island of Guernsey provides a stark warning for the UK as it negotiates its exit from the EU, the investment tycoon Guy Hands has warned.</b><p>The founder of the private equity firm Terra Firma, who lives as a tax exile in the island, is …

Brexit

Keneally takes aim at 'lousy' Libs in race

Labor's candidate Kristina Keneally says the federal government has failed to invest in the electorate of Bennelong, as the by-election race for the …

UK Politics

John Alexander confirms eligibility to stand in by-election on advice from UK Home Office

Recently resigned Liberal MP for Bennelong John Alexander confirmed on Friday he would be eligible to stand in next month's by-election after …

UK Politics

Jacqui Lambie replacement: Steve Martin flags intention to take Senate vacancy

Steve Martin, the man next in line to replace former Tasmanian independent senator Jacqui Lambie, says he intends to take her seat.<p>Mr Martin, 57, …

Australian Politics

Rotherham child sex abuse case: Three men found guilty

<b>Three men have been found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the first trial to come out of the National Crime Agency's investigation into historical abuse in Rotherham.</b><p>Sajid Ali, 38, Zaheer Iqbal, 40, and Riaz Makhmood, 39, were convicted by a jury at Sheffield Crown Court of a total …

Crime

Trafficking victims 'being wrongly sent to immigration detention centres'

Home Office has conflict of interest over identifying victims of exploitation and deporting undocumented migrants, says report by charity Detention Action<p>Victims of trafficking are being wrongly sent to immigration detention centres, despite police awareness that they are victims of exploitation, …

Immigration

UK Plans To Double Visas To Non-EU Professionals Post Brexit

The UK government has announced that it will double the number of visas offered to non-EU nationals who show promise in the field of technology, …

Brexit

Does blanket CCTV coverage really provide security?

Nearly four years ago, five cameras monitoring traffic going in and out of the town of Royston (population c.15,000) in the east of England were …

Surveillance

Susan Lamb says UK authorities 'not satisfied she's a dual citizen' — but won't show their letter

Suspected dual-national politician Susan Lamb has broken her silence to claim she has been cleared by UK authorities.<p>The Government is threatening to …

UK Politics

THOUSANDS of kids referred to Prevent anti-terror scheme

Thousands of children and teenagers have been flagged up to the Government's anti-terror programme, official figures show.<p>The first detailed Home …

Right-wing Extremism

Bomb hoaxer made repeated threats to Home Office day after Manchester terror attack

Ahmed Belkasim made 10 calls to government office after a suicide bomber killed 22 people.<p>A man has pleaded guilty to ringing the Home Office the day …

Terrorism

High Court rules Liberal candidate Hughes ineligible to replace former minister Nash

Citizenship saga: Labor seeks list of decisions made by Joyce, Nash<p>The federal government has been asked by Labor to publicly list details of any …

National Party of Australia

Freo MP assured he ‘was validly elected’

Expert legal advice obtained by a WA Labor MP embroiled in the national citizenship crisis argues it is “clear” he was validly elected.<p>There have …

UK Politics

EU citizens who become British can still have non-EU spouses live with them, court rules

European court says Home Office was wrong to deny permanent residency to Algerian husband of British-Spanish citizen<p>A European citizen who becomes a British citizen does not lose the right to have a spouse from a non-EU country live with them in the UK, the European court of justice has ruled in a …

Freedom of Movement

PM exerts authority as same-sex marriage fight begins

Moves by hardline conservatives to substantially alter a proposed same-sex marriage bill, including removing anti-discrimination protections, look …

Equality

Jacqui Lambie quits senate

Tasmanian independent Jacqui Lambie has quit the senate after it was confirmed that she is a Scottish dual national.<p>© Nine Digital Pty Ltd 2017

Australian Politics

Jacqui Lambie quits Parliament over dual citizenship

High-profile Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie will quit federal Parliament after becoming the latest politician felled by the dual citizenship …

Australian Politics

'She's been telling people she's gone': Jacqui Lambie expected to quit

Jacqui Lambie has said she will quit immediately and that there is no need to refer her case to the High Court if it is confirmed she has breached …

Australian Politics

6-year-old s death: BJP corporator lobbied for pony rides at Cooperage ground in Mumbai

<b>In the aftermath of six-year-old's death after falling off a pony, it has emerged that corporator Makrand Narvekar forced BMC to renew licences,</b> …

UK Politics

Single mum-of-three became sex worker after using loan shark to pay for Christmas presents

A single mum has revealed she was forced into prostitution in a bid to pay back a loan shark she had used to buy Christmas gifts for her three …

Birmingham, UK

This is how you stop online exploitation of children

<b>(CNN) —</b> We are living in a truly remarkable era, in which each day seemingly brings a new technological innovation -- from health to education, communications to manufacturing -- that improves the lives of people around the world.<p>But some of these advancements have left children unsafe -- sometimes …

Justice

Couple wins appeal for visa after Derry wife refuses to identify as British

UK Politics