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Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement To Take Effect

Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement To Take Effect

January 29, 2015

On 8 July 2014, the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA), a landmark agreement set to strengthen ties with the second-largest export market of Australia and the third-largest economy of the whole world, was signed by the Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and Shinzo Abe. The agreement comes into effect on 15 January 2015.
Australia Proposes New Short-term Mobility Visa

Australia Proposes New Short-term Mobility Visa

January 28, 2015

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has proposed a new short-term skilled worker visa that would allow high-skilled foreign nationals to work in Australia for up to one year.
Australia Announced Online Visa Pilot Programme for Indians

Australia Announced Online Visa Pilot Programme for Indians

January 21, 2015

The Australian Government has launched an online visa trial programme for Indian business and tourism visitors which allows them to apply online without any hassle of visiting the immigration office.
Australia to Fast Track Visa Processing for Migrants Moving to regional Queensland

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

January 27, 2014

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.
Education Campaign about Australian Visa Conditions for Overseas Students

Education Campaign about Australian Visa Conditions for Overseas Students

January 17, 2014

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.
Australia Expands Working Holiday Visa Program

Australia Expands Working Holiday Visa Program

January 16, 2014

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

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

January 15, 2014

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

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

January 23, 2013

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.
Thousands Granted Australian Citizenship on Australia Day

Thousands Granted Australian Citizenship on Australia Day

January 30, 2012

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.
Australian Tourist Visa Available Online for Brazil and Argentina

Australian Tourist Visa Available Online for Brazil and Argentina

January 30, 2012

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

Migration Expos in the UK

January 19, 2012

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

Australia Attracts Thousands of Immigrants from Europe

January 18, 2012

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

Foreign Investors Rule Australian Rental Housing Market

Foreign Investors Rule Australian Rental Housing Market

January 04, 2012

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.

Philippine Workers to Fill Australian Labour Shortage

Philippine Workers to Fill Australian Labour Shortage

January 04, 2012

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).
Removal of Assurance of Support from Australian Partner Visas

Removal of Assurance of Support from Australian Partner Visas

January 03, 2012

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.
New Study on Migrants Settling in Australia

New Study on Migrants Settling in Australia

January 24, 2011

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.
Actions needed to attract more foreign students to enter Australia

Actions needed to attract more foreign students to enter Australia

January 24, 2011

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.
Skilled migrants from India attracted to Work in Australia

Skilled migrants from India attracted to Work in Australia

January 21, 2011

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.
Australia needs to speed up Skilled Work Visa Application

Australia needs to speed up Skilled Work Visa Application

January 17, 2011

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.
Changes in Australia visa appeal system for refugees

Changes in Australia visa appeal system for refugees

January 12, 2011

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.
Skilled migrants to be attracted to South Australia

Skilled migrants to be attracted to South Australia

January 10, 2011

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.
Bangladesh joins Australian Work and Holiday Visa Program

Bangladesh joins Australian Work and Holiday Visa Program

January 06, 2011

On December, 31st 2010, a work and holiday agreement between Australia and Bangladesh has been stared.
Skilled Independent visa to encourage Brits to Immigrate to Australia

Skilled Independent visa to encourage Brits to Immigrate to Australia

January 06, 2011

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.
More US Citizens move to Australia

More US Citizens move to Australia

January 06, 2011

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.
Australia Welcomes Record Number of New Citizens on Australia Day

Australia Welcomes Record Number of New Citizens on Australia Day

January 27, 2010

Australia welcomed 16,500 new Australians at Citizenship ceremonies around the country on January 25.
Football Star forced to leave for breaching Australian Travel Visa

Football Star forced to leave for breaching Australian Travel Visa

January 21, 2010

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.
457 visa program successfully addressing skills shortages in Australia

457 visa program successfully addressing skills shortages in Australia

January 19, 2010

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.
Australian Working Holiday Visa Over-stayers Deported

Australian Working Holiday Visa Over-stayers Deported

January 18, 2010

12 or more Irish nationals have been deported as a part of investigations into immigration fraud in Australia.
Temporary Skilled Migration to Australia down 49 percent

Temporary Skilled Migration to Australia down 49 percent

January 12, 2010

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.
No Reduction in Skilled Migrants for 2009

No Reduction in Skilled Migrants for 2009

January 29, 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.
Changes to Victorian State Sponsorship list

Changes to Victorian State Sponsorship list

January 21, 2009

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.
Record number of Irish migrating to Australia

Record number of Irish migrating to Australia

January 14, 2009

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.
Cricketer Bradman stays put in Australian Immigration Citizenship Test Revamp

Cricketer Bradman stays put in Australian Immigration Citizenship Test Revamp

January 30, 2008

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.

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

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

January 29, 2008

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.

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

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

January 25, 2008

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.

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

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

January 25, 2008

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.

Australian immigration: Happy migrants express no regret

Australian immigration: Happy migrants express no regret

January 24, 2008

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

Studying in Australia opens doorway to immigration

Studying in Australia opens doorway to immigration

January 23, 2008

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.

Studying in Australia opens doorway to immigration

Studying in Australia opens doorway to immigration

January 23, 2008

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.

Skilled immigration: lifeline for Australian engineering & science

Skilled immigration: lifeline for Australian engineering & science

January 17, 2008

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.

Cycling for green: Immigration to a cleaner, healthier Australia

Cycling for green: Immigration to a cleaner, healthier Australia

January 14, 2008

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.

DIMA to DIAC

DIMA to DIAC

January 31, 2007

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).

Migrants boost Australian economy

Migrants boost Australian economy

January 30, 2007

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.

Australian PM shows Vanstone the door

Australian PM shows Vanstone the door

January 29, 2007

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.

Australian celebrates what's great

Australian celebrates what's great

January 29, 2007

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

Valid passport for Australia's Greek visitors

Valid passport for Australia's Greek visitors

January 29, 2007

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.

IT specialization added to MODL

IT specialization added to MODL

January 18, 2006

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):

New South Wales commits to increasing number of Skilled Business Migrants

New South Wales commits to increasing number of Skilled Business Migrants

January 18, 2006

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.

Turkey added to Work and Holiday Visa Arrangement

Turkey added to Work and Holiday Visa Arrangement

January 18, 2006

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.

Significant interest in further Working Holiday Visa

Significant interest in further Working Holiday Visa

January 18, 2006

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.

Increase in number of new migrants

Increase in number of new migrants

January 18, 2006

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.

CHANGES TO RETIREMENT VISA

CHANGES TO RETIREMENT VISA

January 05, 2004

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