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Australian Subclass 400 Temporary Work Visa Extended to 6 Months

Effective 23 November 2014, temporary workers in Australia can now apply for a Subclass 400 visa with a six month period of stay. Previously regulations only allowed a maximum three months.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014READ MORE

South Australia Graduate List Expanded to Include VET Sector

South Australian Graduate List requirements have been expanded by Immigration SA to include Vocational, Education and Training (VET) Graduates from South Australia following consultations with the South Australia branch of the Migration Institute of Australia.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014READ MORE

Federal Cabinet Reshuffle Results In New Immigration Minister Appointed

After being assigned to a new portfolio following a significant shake-up of the Federal Government’s Cabinet earlier this week, Scott Morrison will not be the Federal Minister for Immigration anymore.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014READ MORE

Number of Overseas Tourists Visiting Western Australia Surpass 800 000 for the First Time

The International Visitor Survey released by Tourism Research Australia showed that the number of overseas tourists visiting WA per annum has surpassed 800,000 for the first time, mainly thanks to significant increases of visitors from Singapore and Britain.

Friday, 19 December 2014READ MORE

Visa Application Charges for Partner Visa Increased by 50 Percent

From 1 January 2015, applicants for partner visa to Australia will be charged 50 per cent more, in an effort to raise $373.6 million for the budget repair job.

Friday, 19 December 2014READ MORE

Australian Tourism Becomes the Most Popular on Social Network

Tourism Australia’s page (@Australia) on Instagram has just clicked over 1 million followers, making it by far the most popular national destination page on social network.

Friday, 19 December 2014READ MORE

Australia and China Concur Immigration Reforms as Part of Free Trade Agreement

On 17 November 2014, Australia and China signed a free-trade agreement including changes to immigration policy between the two countries. These reforms were reported as part of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).

Wednesday, 17 December 2014READ MORE

Australian Visa Applicants Now Have More English Test Options

People who apply for Australian visas now have more choices in English language testing since the addition of two new assessment options, said Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on Monday.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014READ MORE

VET Sector Received Streamlined Visa Processing Arrangement

Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) arrangements are now extended to 55 new education providers, following the implementation of a legislative instrument by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014READ MORE

457 Visa Holders Exempted from WA School Fee

Around 750 international families on 457 Visas will be exempted from paying $4000 in tuition fee for sending their children to West Australian public schools from next year.

Monday, 24 November 2014READ MORE

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AUSTRALIALATEST IMMIGRATION NEWS
Australian Subclass 400 Temporary Work Visa Extended to 6 Months
Effective 23 November 2014, temporary workers in Australia can now apply for a Subclass 400 visa with a six month period of stay. Previously regulations only allowed a maximum three months.

South Australia Graduate List Expanded to Include VET Sector
South Australian Graduate List requirements have been expanded by Immigration SA to include Vocational, Education and Training (VET) Graduates from South Australia following consultations with the South Australia branch of the Migration Institute of Australia.

Federal Cabinet Reshuffle Results In New Immigration Minister Appointed
After being assigned to a new portfolio following a significant shake-up of the Federal Government’s Cabinet earlier this week, Scott Morrison will not be the Federal Minister for Immigration anymore.

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