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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Uncertainty over Australian offshore visas ends

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The offshore oil and gas visa situation in Australia has been restored to what it was before June this year, when new rules came into being. The new rules had been put in place by the previous government, but there was huge opposition to the move which compelled overseas labourers working offshore to have a [...]

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A leading recruiter in Australia is warning about scam emails that claim to offer employment and seek personal details. Manpower Services (Australia) says that the email offering employment comes from an organisation that claims to have a relationship with Manpower or the ManpowerGroup. The email includes the recipient’s name and email address, and informs them [...]

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