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 immigration anti-fraud initiative to target couples in Australia

May 26, 2015 Australia Immigration

Couples are to be targeted in the latest crackdown on immigration fraud in Australia, particularly those who have declared sponsorship for a partner visa. A new data-matching program, which is a joint initiative between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and Human Services Department, will target welfare recipients. The spotlight will be on [...]

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Australia says it will revoke visas of foreigners who commit serious crimes

May 25, 2015 Australia Immigration

The Australian Government has announced that it is committed to ensuring that people who travel or migrate to Australia abide by the nation’s laws and community standards. Immigration and Citizenship Minister Peter Dutton warned that those who don’t will risk their visa being cancelled, which, in turn, will lead to their removal from Australia. He [...]

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Skilled workers, management and IT experts still in demand in Australia

May 22, 2015 Jobs in Australia

Skilled workers such as plumbers and builders, engineers, labourers, accounting staff and IT experts are still in demand in Australia, with employers stating these are the hardest jobs to fill. Corporate management executives, sales reps, drivers, technicians and administrative staff are also in demand, but doctors have fallen out of the list of top 10 [...]

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May 21, 2015 Australia Travel

Preliminary estimates of short term overseas visitor arrivals to Australia numbered 671,600 in March 2015. This follows preliminary estimates of 715,200 short-term visitor arrivals in February and 539,100 in January 2015. The number of people arriving in Australian who intend to stay in the country for less than 12 months fell in March but the [...]

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May 20, 2015 Australia Immigration

The Australian government has confirmed that it will set up a dedicated taskforce to investigate recent allegations of fraud connected with the working holiday visa programme. According to Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash, the taskforce will be part of overall efforts to increase integrity and compliance in the visa programme, which [...]

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May 19, 2015 Australia Immigration

With more evidence that temporary visa workers are not being treated in accordance with Australian laws, the country’s chamber of commerce and industry is calling for improved enforcement rather than new laws. According to Kate Carnell, chief executive officer of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), enforcing compliance is critical to maintaining public [...]

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May 18, 2015 Australia Immigration

Changes to the Significant Investment Visa (SIV) and new Premium Investor Visa (PIV) in Australia have been announced and will be rolled out over the next year. The changes focus on attracting a small number of highly talented and entrepreneurial individuals to Australia who can contribute skills and talents into areas which deliver a long [...]

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Visa and Citizenship Costs to Rise in Australia

May 15, 2015 Australia

Charges for a range of Australian visas are to be increased by 01 July under new proposals set out by the government in its annual Budget. Officials said the visa applications would affect only those living offshore and wanting to travel to Australia and that the moved brings fees in line with visa costs incurred [...]

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Backpackers in Australia Face Paying Tax on Earnings from July 2016

May 14, 2015 Australia

Backpackers who work their way around Australia face having to pay tax on their income for the first time from July under new rules just announced. Foreigners on working holidays currently pay no tax on their first $20,000 of earnings, the same as any other worker in Australia, and 19% on earnings above that up [...]

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Australia’s Visa System to be Streamlined Further

May 13, 2015 Australia

Australia’s visa system it to be streamlined further and travel to and from the country is set to get easier and safer under new measures announced in the annual Budget. Reduced red tape and several initiatives will benefit international travellers, the travel industry, exporters, importers and visa applicants, said Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. The Seamless [...]

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Australia has Top Number of Younger Universities in Global Rankings

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Australia is known for attracting a high number of international students and is now set for a flurry of applications after overtaking the UK to become the number top nation for universities under 50 years old. With 16 universities in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015, it beats the UK with 15. [...]

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