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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Australian backpacker tax delayed until at least January 2017

May 30, 2016 Australia Travel

A plan to introduce a higher rate of tax for young people in Australian with working holiday visas has been postponed until at least January 2017. Backpackers who work during their holiday in the country currently pay no tax on income up to $18,000 but the government had planned to introduce a new tax level […]

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An artist is currently travelling across Australia sticking up thousands of posters featuring the faces of Australians from different origins and generations to highlight the issue of immigration. They include Monga Khan who was one of thousands of people who applied for exemptions to the White Australia Policy a century ago. He was born in […]

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More than half of voters believe immigration to Australia over the past 10 years has been too high, according to a new poll. The Essential poll, commissioned by television station SBS, found 59% of people born in Australia think immigration is too high and 60% of those born overseas also thought the level of immigration […]

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People in Australia who have overstayed their visa or have a bridging visa are being encouraged to take advice to sort out their situation. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) points out that it has a Community Status Resolution Service (CSRS) which is free and works with people who need to resolve issues […]

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