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Australia to Fast Track Visa Processing for Migrants Moving to regional Queensland

Immigrants and refugees who agree to settle in regional Queensland could have their visa application fast-tracked, according to a proposal by the Queensland government's premier Campbell Newman.

Monday, January 27, 2014READ MORE

Education Campaign about Australian Visa Conditions for Overseas Students

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) launches this week a social media campaign to give detailed information for overseas students studying in the country about visa conditions and the possible impacts of changing course.

Friday, January 17, 2014READ MORE

Australia Expands Working Holiday Visa Program

Due to its thriving economy, the Australian Government is encouraging greater cultural exchange by expanding its Working Holiday Visa (WHV) Program to a larger list of partner countries. This expansion has increased travel and employment opportunities for many and has sparked renewed interest in migration to Australia from across the globe.

Thursday, January 16, 2014READ MORE

Lowest Processing Priority for Family Stream Visa Applicants Sponsored by Illegal Maritime Arrivals

The Australian government now sets the lowest processing priority for visa applications under family stream sponsored by permanent visa holders who arrived in Australia as illegal maritime arrivals (IMAs), Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) announced.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014READ MORE

Australia To Introduce New Post-Study Work Visa Arrangements for Graduates

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIBP) will introduce new post-study work arrangements in early 2013 for overseas graduates who hold an Australian Bachelor's, Master's or a Doctoral degree, a DIBP spokeswoman announced.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013READ MORE

Thousands Granted Australian Citizenship on Australia Day

On Australia Day, 26 January 2012, around 13,700 people from 144 countries were welcomed as new Australian citizens, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP announced.

Monday, January 30, 2012READ MORE

Australian Tourist Visa Available Online for Brazil and Argentina

People from Brazil and Argentina will be able to apply online for their Australian tourist visa from February 15, 2012.

Monday, January 30, 2012READ MORE

Migration Expos in the UK

Migration Expos will be held in the UK during February, providing detailed information about immigration and employment opportunities for Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Thursday, January 19, 2012READ MORE

Australia Attracts Thousands of Immigrants from Europe

There is an increase in the number of European migrants coming to Australia to escape the European debit crisis.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012READ MORE

Foreign Investors Rule Australian Rental Housing Market

Foreign investors are now dominating the Australian rental residential property market, according to a recent report of property group CBRE, a commercial real estate services firm.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012READ MORE

Philippine Workers to Fill Australian Labour Shortage

The Philippines may become a large source of nurses and skilled workers to fill the shortage of Australian workforce in the year 2012, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Wednesday, January 04, 2012READ MORE

Removal of Assurance of Support from Australian Partner Visas

Migration Regulations 1994 ("the Regulations") have been amended to remove the discretionary "Assurance of Support" (AoS) requirements from certain Partner visas, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship has recently announced.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012READ MORE

New Study on Migrants Settling in Australia

In Settler Arrivals 2009-10 publication, a study by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship's (DIBP) has revealed the new figures of migrants settling in Australia during 2009/10.

Monday, January 24, 2011READ MORE

Actions needed to attract more foreign students to enter Australia

Australia is trying hard to keep attracting foreign students because of increasing competition from other countries and the efforts of Asian nations to retain their students.

Monday, January 24, 2011READ MORE

Skilled migrants from India attracted to Work in Australia

Talking to the media on last Friday, the Australian High Commissioner for India stated that the Australian government now wants to attract more Indian skilled workers.

Friday, January 21, 2011READ MORE

Australia needs to speed up Skilled Work Visa Application

According to a recent report in The Australian newspaper, the current backlog of Australian Visa applications has been widely criticized by businesses and migration employment advocates and they are calling on The Immigration Department to better allocate its resources.

Monday, January 17, 2011READ MORE

Changes in Australia visa appeal system for refugees

A recent High Court ruling has encouraged thousands of asylum seekers who have had their Australian Visa applications rejected to appeal the decision. This has forced the Government of Australia to make changes to the appeal system.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011READ MORE

Skilled migrants to be attracted to South Australia

The federal government of Australia and state government of South Australia have reached an agreement on immigration to meet South Australia needs for skilled migrants.

Monday, January 10, 2011READ MORE

Bangladesh joins Australian Work and Holiday Visa Program

On December, 31st 2010, a work and holiday agreement between Australia and Bangladesh has been stared.

Thursday, January 06, 2011READ MORE

Skilled Independent visa to encourage Brits to Immigrate to Australia

Thanks to economic growth and a decrease in unemployment rate, Australian job vacancies are now increasing and immigrants from the UK are expected to have greater opportunities to work in Australia.

Thursday, January 06, 2011READ MORE

More US Citizens move to Australia

More US citizens are moving to Australia for jobs as there is now an unemployment crisis in USA. About 7,000 US people, of whom 80 percent immigrate over the past five years, are working on Australian skilled work visas.

Thursday, January 06, 2011READ MORE

Australia Welcomes Record Number of New Citizens on Australia Day

Australia welcomed 16,500 new Australians at Citizenship ceremonies around the country on January 25.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010READ MORE

Football Star forced to leave for breaching Australian Travel Visa

Former Manchester United player Paul Parker has been forced to leave Australia after he allegedly breached his Australian Travel Visa by working as a TV soccer analyst.

Thursday, January 21, 2010READ MORE

457 visa program successfully addressing skills shortages in Australia

Senator Chris Evans believes that changes to the temporary skilled migration scheme are successfully addressing some of Australia's skill shortages while protecting local jobs.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010READ MORE

Australian Working Holiday Visa Over-stayers Deported

12 or more Irish nationals have been deported as a part of investigations into immigration fraud in Australia.

Monday, January 18, 2010READ MORE

Temporary Skilled Migration to Australia down 49 percent

Compared to the same time last year, temporary skilled migration to Australia has decreased by almost 50 percent, after stricter workplace laws came into effect.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010READ MORE

No Reduction in Skilled Migrants for 2009

Immigration Minister Chris Evans has announced that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIBP) will not reduce the number of skilled migrant visas for the 2009 programme.

Thursday, January 29, 2009READ MORE

Changes to Victorian State Sponsorship list

There have been a number of changes to the Victorian State Sponsorship list. The sponsorship lists are updated in order to reflect changes in the skill needs for Victorian employers whose positions they cannot fill locally.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009READ MORE

Record number of Irish migrating to Australia

Recent figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicate that a record number of the Irish population are emigrating Down Under. The report shows that emigration is at its highest in 20 years. 45,300 workers have left the country in the year to April 2008, and the majority of these have chosen Australia as their preferred location to settle down.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009READ MORE

Cricketer Bradman stays put in Australian Immigration Citizenship Test Revamp

The Australian immigration citizenship test is in for a possible makeover, only six months after its introduction by the previous conservative Howard government on 1 October 2007.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008READ MORE

Immigration of medical professionals to fill 15,300 positions in Australia

The immigration of health professionals could be the answer to Australia's huge gap in the medical sector. Physiotherapists, social workers, radiologists and other health professionals are urgently needed to work in Australia.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008READ MORE

Immigration can help Canada not face critical IT labour shortage in next 3-5 years

In the IT industry and considering immigration to Canada? Your timing couldn't be any better, as a report issued by a group of industry professionals estimates that over 90,000 jobs in the IT sector will become available before 2011.

Friday, January 25, 2008READ MORE

Immigration can save Canada from facing IT labour shortage in next 3-5 years

In the IT industry and considering immigration to Canada? Your timing couldn't be any better, as a report issued by a group of industry professionals estimates that over 90,000 jobs in the IT sector will become available before 2011.

Friday, January 25, 2008READ MORE

Australian immigration: Happy migrants express no regret

Afraid your immigration decision to Australia could be of ill judgement? Maybe you're in for a rather pleasant surprise.

Thursday, January 24, 2008READ MORE

Studying in Australia opens doorway to immigration

Students from all over the world are flocking to Australian schools and universities as part of a quest for adventure, international study opportunities and a means of immigration.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008READ MORE

Studying in Australia opens doorway to immigration

Students from all over the world are flocking to Australian schools and universities as part of a quest for adventure, international study opportunities and a means of immigration.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008READ MORE

Skilled immigration: lifeline for Australian engineering & science

If you're a scientist or engineer, your immigration decision could be the answer to Australia's energy, mining and pharmaceutical industries' pleads for more qualified professionals to migrate to Australia.

Thursday, January 17, 2008READ MORE

Cycling for green: Immigration to a cleaner, healthier Australia

Looking at the latest statistics on bicycle sales, it's not hard to see why immigration to Australia can be like a breath of fresh air for many – literally.

Monday, January 14, 2008READ MORE

DIMA to DIAC

Following the ceremony swearing in the new Minister and Parliamentary Secretary on Tuesday, 30th January, The Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) has officially changed its name to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIBP).

Wednesday, January 31, 2007READ MORE

Migrants boost Australian economy

The Australian Government's Migration Programme has released details of the highest skill stream intake on record. These figures are illustrated in DIBP’s annual publication “Population Flows: Immigration Aspects, 2007”, which details statistics for 2005-2006.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007READ MORE

Australian PM shows Vanstone the door

In a reshuffling of the Australian federal parliament, Australian PM John Howard has identified new immigration, environment and employment ministers ahead of federal elections later this year.

Monday, January 29, 2007READ MORE

Australian celebrates what's great

Australia Day, January 26, is the biggest day of celebration in Australia and is observed as a public holiday in all states and territories.

Monday, January 29, 2007READ MORE

Valid passport for Australia's Greek visitors

The Greek authorities have announced that as of January 1st 2007, Greek passports issued prior to January 1st 2006 will no longer be considered valid for travel.

Monday, January 29, 2007READ MORE

IT specialization added to MODL

With effect from 15 December 2005, the Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) has announced that the following Computer Professional Specialisations were added to the Migration Occupation in Demand List (MODL):

Wednesday, January 18, 2006READ MORE

New South Wales commits to increasing number of Skilled Business Migrants

In order to attract skilled business migrants to New South Wales (NSW), the Government has announced that they intend to attract 350 sponsored applicants who will generate $89 million in investment, 1120 jobs and $560 million in exports.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006READ MORE

Turkey added to Work and Holiday Visa Arrangement

The Australian Government has recently announced that Australia and Turkey have entered a reciprocal Work and Holiday Visa arrangement. This arrangement will enable university trained people from Australia and Turkey between 18 to 30 years of age to work and holiday in the other country for up to 12 months.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006READ MORE

Significant interest in further Working Holiday Visa

In early November 2005, current Working Holiday Visa makers who undertook at least 3 months harvest work, were able to apply for a further 12 month Working Holiday Visa.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006READ MORE

Increase in number of new migrants

Statistics released by the Immigration Minister on 31 December 2005 show that more than 123,000 people arrived and settled in Australia during 2004-2005, reflecting a 40% increase over the past 10 year period.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006READ MORE

CHANGES TO RETIREMENT VISA

Australian Immigration announces changes to the Retirement Visa effective as from 1st January 2004.

Monday, January 05, 2004READ MORE

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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.

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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