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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Australian Government warned removals from skilled visa list will cost jobs

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The resources and energy industry and Australia is hoping that a number of key jobs in high priority positions will be permitted under new visa changes for skilled overseas visa applications which come into force in a few days. The Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) says that banning 23 occupations from the skilled via […]

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June 26, 2017 Australia Immigration

Proposed changes to the criteria for meeting the Australian citizenship test may be unattainable for many current permanent residents of Australia and should be re-examined, according to migration agents. The Migration Institute of Australia, which represents agents across the country, believes that if the proposals are voted through by Parliament they will lead to a […]

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The head of immigration in Australia has called on other countries to follow its lead and take in more refugees. Michael Pezzullo, confirmed that the country will increase its annual refugee intake to 18,750 in the 2018/2019 financial year. The only other nations that have higher levels are Canada and the United States. The Secretary […]

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The details of the proposed new citizenship test in Australia have been revealed and will include a stand-alone English test that will need to be taken before making an application. The Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 introduced into parliament says that those wanting to apply […]

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