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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Further warnings issued over Australian migration agents

October 21, 2014 Australia Immigration

Visa applicants using migration agents in Australia are again being urged to make sure they are registered and also acting lawfully following yet another cancellation. Assistant Immigration and Border Protection Minister Michaelia Cash says that even if the agents have an aura of respectability, it is their conduct that matters. In the latest case, the [...]

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Temporary skilled workers holding 457 visas in Australia are being reminded that they must be working in their nominated position or risk having their visa cancelled. ‘If you are found to be working in a different position, your visa can be cancelled. Your sponsor also has an obligation to make sure you are working in [...]

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