Welcome to AustraliaForum.com

by mfafadmin on October 31, 2008

in General Information

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.

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Thumbnail image for People confused about Australian temporary visa changes urged to seek advice

People confused about Australian temporary visa changes urged to seek advice

April 26, 2017 Australia Immigration

People in Australia who believe they are affected by the decision to abolish the 457 visa are being urged to take advice, but it might take some time to get it. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has confirmed that workers from abroad already in Australia are not affected by the changes and […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Australian officials to organise series of roadshows on temporary skilled visa change

Australian officials to organise series of roadshows on temporary skilled visa change

April 25, 2017 Australia Immigration

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Migration Industry Association (MIA) are to hold roadshows across Australia to help people understand the changes being made to the 457 visa programme and citizenship. Although it had been suggested for some time that changes to the popular 457 visa programme were likely, the announcement […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Criticism of Australian citizenship change begins

Criticism of Australian citizenship change begins

April 24, 2017 Australia Immigration

Up to 100,000 people from New Zealand living and working in Australia could face a longer wait if they want to become Australian citizens as changes announced last week are set to affect them the most. Tens of thousands of Kiwis who had already met income and character standards had been expected to use a […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Australia citizenship applicants face tougher tests

Australia citizenship applicants face tougher tests

April 21, 2017 Australia Immigration

Becoming an Australian citizen is set to get tougher with the Government strengthening the requirements, including more stringent English language skills and a minimum of four years residency. According to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, the aim is to make sure that those applying for citizenship are committed to Australian values and integrating into the community. […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Australian employers could pay more to bring in foreign workers

Australian employers could pay more to bring in foreign workers

April 20, 2017 Australia Immigration

More details of the replacement for Australia’s 457 visa are emerging with companies who apply for temporary skilled workers set to pay more. The Government will also reduce the age limit for temporary work visas from 50 to 45 and fees for the new visa stream are also likely to go up. Immigration Minister Peter […]

Read the full article →

Abolition of Australian 457 visa programme generally welcomed

April 20, 2017 Australia Immigration

The decision by the Australian Government to abolish the much-criticised 457 visa programme which allowed skilled overseas workers in the country for up to four years has been broadly welcomed. But while most agree that the programme made it ‘too easy’ for firms to employ people from overseas without having sufficient checks to make sure […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Much-criticised 457 visa in Australia being scrapped

Much-criticised 457 visa in Australia being scrapped

April 18, 2017 Australia Immigration

The 457 visa in Australia for temporary skilled workers is being abolished and will be replaced by a new temporary skill shortage visa in March 2018, it has been announced. It is part of a drive to make sure employers try to fill positions with people already in Australia before looking for workers from abroad […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Immigration policy should benefit Australia over the long term

Immigration policy should benefit Australia over the long term

April 17, 2017 Australia Immigration

Immigration policy has enduring effects on many dimensions of Australian life. Getting the policy settings right is critical to maximising community wellbeing. The current immigration system in Australia has generally served the interests of the broader country well but there is scope for change, according to a new report. The key question that needs to […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Employers in Australia report a positive jobs outlook, led by strong rise in mining

Employers in Australia report a positive jobs outlook, led by strong rise in mining

April 14, 2017 Jobs in Australia

Australian employers say the outlook for the next three months for employment is positive with generally hopeful hiring intentions, the latest report shows. Overall some 15% of employers forecast an increase in staffing levels, 4% anticipate a decrease and 78% expect no change, resulting in a Net Employment Outlook of plus 11%, according to the […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Australia doing more to attract visitors in 2017

Australia doing more to attract visitors in 2017

April 13, 2017 Australia Travel

The number of people visiting Australia in the 12 months to February 2017 increased by 10% compared with the same month last year, the latest figures show. But while the country remains ever popular there was a fall of 2.1% in the numbers visiting in the month of February with 780,100 doing so and officials […]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Skilled visa programme for computing and engineering jobs in Australia oversubscribed

Skilled visa programme for computing and engineering jobs in Australia oversubscribed

April 12, 2017 Jobs in Australia

Visa allocations in Australia for a number of skilled jobs in the computing and engineering professions are now closed until July as the allocation for the current programme has now been met. It means that those in these occupations wanting to apply for a visa will have to wait to be invited to make an […]

Read the full article →