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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New help desk launched for international students arriving in Australia

July 29, 2015 Australia

Arriving in a new country for the first time at an international airport can be a daunting experience, especially for the tens of thousands of students that arrive in Australia every year. Now Sydney airport has made the arrival less stressful with a new International Student Airport Welcome Desk. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major [...]

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Soaring Australian property market means opportunities for property professionals

July 28, 2015 Jobs in Australia

Confidence in Australia’s property market has resulted in a shortage of real estate professionals, opening opportunities for overseas candidates. Employers are reporting a shortage of skilled workers on both permanent and fixed term contracts, according to the latest quarterly report from recruitment experts Hays. In particular they are looking for residential property managers, business development [...]

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Study programmes between Australia and Asian Pacific region grow

July 27, 2015 Education in Australia

The relationship between business and universities in the Asia Pacific region is being strengthened with new initiatives announced by Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop. An expansion to the New Colombo Plan (NCP) will improve the future prospects of students and deepen engagement between universities and business in the region, she said. Three NCP initiatives [...]

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International agreement boosts opportunities for Australian students

July 24, 2015 Education in Australia

Australian universities have become involved in a global programme that will promote more opportunities for students to take part in international study and research. Universities Australia has signed an agreement with Canadian organisation, Mitacs, which will allow Australian undergraduate students to participate in an elite research internship programme in Canada for the first time. The [...]

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Top union official calls for votes for foreign workers in Australia

July 23, 2015 Australia

One of the most powerful union leaders in Australia has called for temporary foreign workers to be given the right to vote in both federal and state elections. Tony Sheldon, who is national vice president of the Australian Labour Party and national secretary of the Transport Workers Unions, believes that people from overseas who pay [...]

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July 22, 2015 Jobs in Australia

A claim by trade unions that Australia’s new trade agreement with China could result in Chinese firms being able to bring in their own workers has been dismissed by government ministers. According to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), fewer jobs will be available for people in Australia under the new China Free Trade [...]

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July 21, 2015 Jobs in Australia

Engineers from around the world looking to work in Australia could find getting a job a little tougher and have their qualifications scrutinised more thoroughly due to the launch of an industry national registration scheme. Engineers Australia, which represents 100,000 engineers and is the national body for the profession said it has launched the scheme [...]

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July 20, 2015 Immigration Documentation

Thousands of expats living in Australia, many of them British with temporary retirement visas, want to become permanent residents but are told they are unable to do so despite funding their own lifestyle. Some have lived in Australia for over 20 years but the visa they hold was withdrawn to new applications in 2005, leaving [...]

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July 17, 2015 Jobs in Australia

Changes to visa and immigration programmes in Australia mean that companies wishing to employ workers from overseas will have to be extra vigilant in sticking to the rules. Figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) shows that there has been an increase in employer sanctions. In the 2013/2014 financial year they increased [...]

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July 16, 2015 Australia

More skilled workers from overseas are needed for Australia’s caring sector, especially carers for the aged, due to workforce shortages, it is claimed. The Department of Social Services has told the Productivity Commission, which is currently reviewing the benefits and cost of migration including visa fees, that an aging population and projected shortage of unpaid [...]

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July 15, 2015 Australia Travel

People visiting Australia are being encouraged to include Indigenous tourism experiences as part of their trip and learn more about Aboriginal history. A film entitled Aboriginal Australia: Our Country is Waiting for You, has been created in collaboration with renowned Australian filmmakers Brendan Fletcher and Warwick Thornton and tells the story of Australia’s unique Indigenous [...]

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