Welcome to AustraliaForum.com

by mfafadmin on October 31, 2008

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Thank you for visiting the new look Australia Forum. You can now access the forums section from here or by clicking any of the links on the right. Our aim is to become one of the best web resources for emigrating and moving to Australia. We provide members with content and a community to help through the long Australian immigration process and settle into your new life overseas. The site is organised into 2 main parts – the forums and the articles. You can access either section using the navigation menu at the top or the right of the site. Enjoy the Australia Forum and we are really thankful to have you here as part of our community.

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Immigration Minister Announces More Security for Australia’s International Airports

April 24, 2015 Australia

People arriving and leaving Australia face increased security at airports in the coming months as increased security measures are introduced, it has been announced. The Australian Government said that the roll out of new SmartGates will take place this year and early 2016 to provide stronger security measures at Australia’s international airports. Some 92 new [...]

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Five Million Australian Visas Set to be Issued this Year

April 23, 2015 Australia

More than five million visas are set to be issued by Australia this year, a new record due to an increase in students and short term workers, it has been confirmed. More young people than ever before want to study in Australia, up to 1.9 million foreigners want to work in the country and tourism [...]

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International Students can Access Awards and Scholarships to Study in Australia

April 22, 2015 Australia

Students keen to study in Australia but concerned that they may not be able to afford to do so can apply for a number of scholarships and awards that can help alleviate the financial burden. There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support international student with their studies in Australia that are [...]

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Australia Named as Most Expensive Country to Live and Work

April 20, 2015 Australia

People move to live and work in Australia for many reasons, mostly the weather, the outdoor lifestyle and the food and culture, but new research suggests they will find it a more expensive place to be. For the fourth year in a row, Australia has ranked as the world’s most expensive country in Deutsche Bank’s [...]

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April 17, 2015 Australia

The department of immigration in Australia has invited people to have their say on its review of skilled migration and temporary activity visa programmes. It has launched an online survey on its website which will be open until the end of April that asks for views on how these visa programmes are delivered. ‘The survey [...]

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April 15, 2015 Australia

Chinese travellers will find it easier to make repeat visits to Australia with the current online visitor visa pilot extended to offer three year, multiple entry visas to approved applicants. Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, who is also the minister responsible for tourism, said that the Australian government is determined to do what [...]

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April 14, 2015 Australia

Officials in Australia have confirmed that they are investigating allegations of fraud where Irish citizens have used the Gaelic spelling of their names to apply for visas. They could be doing this to conceal their real identity and officials from the Department of Immigration and Border Control have visited Ireland to discuss security issues. It [...]

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April 14, 2015 Australia

Changes to the English language test for Australia’s 457 visa programme have been welcomed and will ensure the integrity of the exam, it is claimed. Foreign applicants for a 457 visa need to show a certain level of English and under changes to the programme, which is popular with overseas workers moving to Australia for [...]

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April 10, 2015 Australia

An Australian artist is putting up 1,000 posters across cities in the country as part of a project to encourage people to think more about their stance on immigration. Peter Drew from Adelaide designed the posters which say; ‘Real Australians Say Welcome’ and explained that the idea was inspired by the country’s national anthem. The [...]

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April 9, 2015 Australia

New significant investor visas applications for Australia are being suspended from later this month until the end of June due to changes to the investment framework, it has been confirmed. It means that the ability of state and territory governments to trigger invitation letters under the current complying investment framework for subclass 188 Significant Investor [...]

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April 8, 2015 Australia

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia has improved its technology so that visa customers can access online service at any time and from anywhere. One of the biggest online changes in the last 12 months has been the introduction of ImmiAccount which reduces the need to attend an office or ring the [...]

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