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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Mining projects in Australia attracting skilled overseas workers

April 24, 2014 Australia

One of Australia’s largest mining projects is attracting hundreds of applicants for certain positions and also proving popular with skilled overseas workers. The Roy Hill iron ore mining, rail and port project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has received more than 5,500 applications for work since December, according to chief executive Barry Fitzgerald. [...]

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April 23, 2014 Australia

Australia is keen to attract more foreign investment with a new report saying that the country is an excellent place to do business. The 2014 Austrade Benchmark Report presents Australia’s attractiveness as a business and investment destination using key economic, financial and demographic data. Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, said that it [...]

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April 22, 2014 Australia

Skilled trades such as cooks, hairdressers, librarians and pharmacy technicians are still in demand in South Australia with overseas candidates needed to fill places. The latest new occupation list published by the South Australian Immigration Department reveals the jobs that are most in demand for a number of different occupations. Occupations recently added to the [...]

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April 21, 2014 Australia

Reports that China is putting pressure on the Australian government to be allowed to bring in workers for projects funded by Chinese investors have been criticised by trade unions. According to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU,) trade deals should not be negotiated at the expense of Australian workers and local jobs. ACTU Secretary [...]

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April 16, 2014 Australia

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April 14, 2014 Australia

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Streamlined visa processing arrangements, similar to those currently in place for universities, have been extended to prospective students of selected low immigration risk education providers in Australia who offer bachelor, masters or doctoral degree level courses. Under the extended streamlined visa processing arrangements, education providers and students should see their visa applications being processed faster. [...]

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