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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People looking for jobs in the mining industry in Australia have been warned about opportunistic scammers who have set up a fake jobs website. The fake website miningjobswa.org is mimicking a legitimate employment website called miningjobswa.net.au and is using an Australian Business Number stolen from an Australian company with a similar name. The Department of […]

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