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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Views Sought on Australian Review of Skilled Migration and Temporary Visa Programmes

April 17, 2015 Australia

The department of immigration in Australia has invited people to have their say on its review of skilled migration and temporary activity visa programmes. It has launched an online survey on its website which will be open until the end of April that asks for views on how these visa programmes are delivered. ‘The survey [...]

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Australia Extends Chinese Visa Pilot

April 15, 2015 Australia

Chinese travellers will find it easier to make repeat visits to Australia with the current online visitor visa pilot extended to offer three year, multiple entry visas to approved applicants. Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, who is also the minister responsible for tourism, said that the Australian government is determined to do what [...]

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Australian Officials Investigate Irish Visa Applications in Gaelic Names

April 14, 2015 Australia

Officials in Australia have confirmed that they are investigating allegations of fraud where Irish citizens have used the Gaelic spelling of their names to apply for visas. They could be doing this to conceal their real identity and officials from the Department of Immigration and Border Control have visited Ireland to discuss security issues. It [...]

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English Language Test for 457 Visa to be More Flexible

April 14, 2015 Australia

Changes to the English language test for Australia’s 457 visa programme have been welcomed and will ensure the integrity of the exam, it is claimed. Foreign applicants for a 457 visa need to show a certain level of English and under changes to the programme, which is popular with overseas workers moving to Australia for [...]

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April 10, 2015 Australia

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April 9, 2015 Australia

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April 8, 2015 Australia

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia has improved its technology so that visa customers can access online service at any time and from anywhere. One of the biggest online changes in the last 12 months has been the introduction of ImmiAccount which reduces the need to attend an office or ring the [...]

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April 7, 2015 Australia

Business and employer groups in Australia want the labour market testing requirements for the 457 skilled visa programme to be abolished. The 457 visa stream, which is popular with business that require temporary overseas workers for up to four years, is currently undergoing a series of changes, many of which were recommended by an independent [...]

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April 6, 2015 Australia

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April 3, 2015 Australia

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April 2, 2015 Australia

The Immigration department in Australia has confirmed details of some of the measures being undertaken to strengthen the integrity of the 457 programme which is popular with overseas workers. These include the introduction of a new penalty making it unlawful for sponsors to be paid for a migration outcome and more information for 457 holders [...]

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