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Ministers eye EU cash pot to ready ports for wind energy push

Irish Independent 06 Dec 2021
The Department of Transport is considering a scheme to ramp up capital investment in ports that will be used to support the offshore renewable energy sector ... The Government does not directly support ports from exchequer funds, as a matter of policy ... linked to offshore energy.
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Priti Patel’s plan to offshore refugees is costly, wrong and doomed to fail

The Observer 05 Dec 2021
Advocates of the “offshoring” policy have used the Australian model, on which it is based, to argue that it was effective in reducing the number of boat crossings ... And the Home Office has not explained where this offshore processing will take place ... We know that the staggering costs were unsustainable and the policy was abandoned.
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UK warned not to replicate Australia’s immigration detention centres

The Observer 05 Dec 2021
Two former detainees in Australia’s notorious offshore immigration detention centres have issued a “dire warning” to UK parliamentarians ahead of a vote to replicate these centres this week ... Instead, I spent seven years suffering under the Australian government’s cruel policy of offshore detention, on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.
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If asylum claims were processed at British embassies, it would remove the need to travel ...

The Independent 05 Dec 2021
More than 30 people died trying to reach the UK by boat last month, losing their lives while fleeing for their lives ... However, I don’t think the proposals on the table – more police in France, sending boats back, or an Australian-style “offshoring” policy for asylum claims – would achieve this. We’ve got it the wrong way round ... .
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‘Govt open to calling Goa casino capital’

The Times of India 04 Dec 2021
Although Goa has six offshore casinos and a dozen onshore casinos in starred hotels, the state is yet to come out with a policy to regulate their operations. The offshore casinos are in the Mandovi, and the ports department is looking at alternative sites to relocate them but have failed to do so for years.
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Australia At A Crossroads – Revolutionaries Of Humanitarian Resettlement, Or World Leaders In Offshore Detention?

OWP 03 Dec 2021
what reparative measures could Australia implement to overcome current inhumane offshore detention policies? ... What this means is that the very first step towards reparation that the Australian government can take is to end its offshore detention policy and shut down these detention centres.
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Migrants carrying sticks march in the streets of Calais, northern France, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.
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Smugglers are not the root cause in Calais crisis

The New Arab 03 Dec 2021
This increase has occurred despite the ever-increasing hostile environment in the UK and France against migrants, with both enacting restrictive policy, including the recent Home Office proposals to offshore the processing of asylum seekers and forcibly return boats filled with people to France.
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CRAIG FEATHERBY: Time to ditch apartheid-era exchange controls

Business Day 30 Nov 2021
These policies in effect put an end to the relatively unrestricted ability to move money in and out of SA ... Second — and this is a point that will become increasingly important as the “brain drain” intensifies — well-qualified and wealthy South Africans who wish to stay in the country regard having assets offshore to be a crucial “insurance policy”.
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For Salem's new council, progressive agenda awaits

The Salem News 30 Nov 2021
SALEM — When the new City Council is sworn in the January, the 11-member body will be full of new leaders and will have plenty on its agenda ... Today, he said, they aren’t able to ... “We have the green building policies that are in the works,” Merkl said. “And of course we have the offshore wind industry coming to Salem, so those definitely excite me ... .
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How Britain could learn from Australia’s mistakes in dealing with migrant boats

The Observer 28 Nov 2021
An adamantine and unflinching policy of boat interceptions and turn-backs, of offshore processing and indefinite detention, even of children. But an examination of the facts of Australia’s asylum policies reveals a pernicious cost ... Australia’s asylum policies have resolved little ... In Australia, offshore processing did not stop the arrival of boats.
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The Oil industry and Biden administration clash over latest proposals

Daily Comet 28 Nov 2021
"It includes $555 billion in climate investments and stronger policies to address the climate crisis than we’ve ever seen before." ... National Ocean Industries Association President Erik Milito said the House measure, or reconciliation bill, does advance smart offshore wind and carbon capture policies.
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Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, but stops short of ban

Houma Today 27 Nov 2021
The federal leasing program has drawn renewed focus in recent weeks as gasoline prices have skyrocketed and Republicans complained that Biden policies, including the leasing moratorium, rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and a ban on oil leasing in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, contributed to the price spike.
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Has govt made any progress in Pandora Papers investigation?

The News International 26 Nov 2021
A well-placed source informed that it is not a show-cause notice but a friendly questionnaire to inquire about the possession of the offshore companies. Unlike the Panama Papers, where a cohesive policy was adopted to investigate the offshore holders, the government is lacking a unified approach to hold an inquiry into the Pandora Papers.
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Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban

The Post-Standard 26 Nov 2021
The federal leasing program has drawn renewed focus in recent weeks as gasoline prices have skyrocketed and Republicans complained that Biden policies, including the leasing moratorium, rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and a ban on oil leasing in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, contributed to the price spike.
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Joe Biden sets out oil and gas leasing reform, but stops short of ban

Bangor Daily News 26 Nov 2021
The federal leasing program has drawn renewed focus in recent weeks as gasoline prices have skyrocketed and Republicans complained that Biden policies, including the leasing moratorium, rejection of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and a ban on oil leasing in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, contributed to the price spike.
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