In the Asia-Pacific region, large-scale migration continues to be an upwardly trending phenomenon and, sadly, migrant vulnerability and exploitation is glaringly apparent, writes Andrew Billo.
Lachlan, a young farmhand carries lambs through a paddock in Oxley Station, Australia on September 26, 2011. (Balazs Gardi /Flickr)
The Mount Yasur volcano erupts on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, on October 26, 2011. Mt. Yasur has been blasting out sulfur, ash and chunks of lava for some 800 years. (Chris Arneil /Flickr)
Is the next generation receiving an adequate education?
Floodwaters spread across the runway of the airport at Rockhampton, in eastern Queensland, Australia.
Fireworks light up Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve January 1, 2010.
Former Australian PM John Howard found himself dodging tough questions as well as flying footwear during a live TV broadcast yesterday.
Australia faces both fortune, in the form of iron ores and a booming mining industry, and challenges, from illegal immigration from asylum seekers of Asia.
Australia, a nation where people from 140 countries live side-by-side, is contradicting its image as a melting pot.
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