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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Visa Uncertainty for Australian Offshore Resources Sector

March 30, 2015 Australia

A court ruling has created uncertainty in Australia’s offshore resources sector by effectively saying that working visas for non-Australian nationals in the sector are invalid, it is claimed. New visa arrangements for offshore maritime activities in the resource industry were announced last year but two of Australiaís maritime unions, the MUA and AMOU, went to [...]

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Illegal Workers Found to Have Arrived in Australia on Tourist Visas

March 27, 2015 Australia

A large number of people who are found to be working illegally in Australia have recently arrived in the country on tourist visas, officials have found. The revelation comes as the Australian government’s crackdown on illegal workers is continuing with the latest batch found in the states of New South Wales and Victoria. A total [...]

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Australia and Vietnam Sign New Work and Holiday Visa Agreement

March 26, 2015 Australia

Australia has signed a new reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement with Vietnam which will allow hundreds of young people to visit and work in the two countries. Up to 200 young Australians and 200 young Vietnamese will be granted visas so that they can experience each other’s culture through a new exchange programme. ‘Our [...]

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Public Inquiry Announced Into How Australian Immigration Quotas are Determined

March 25, 2015 Australia

The Productivity Commission, the Australian government’s independent research and advisory body, it to carry out a public inquiry into how future migration programmes will be determined. The review would look at potential future options for determining the settings of the temporary and permanent migration programmes to improve the Australian economy and standard of living. In [...]

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Sculpture Chosen to Represent the History of Australian Immigration

March 24, 2015 Australia

An undulating sculpture reminiscent of waves on the ocean and made from layers of thin steel stacked on top of each other is to be built in Canberra after winning a national design competition for art that tells Australia’s story of immigration. The Immigration Place design competition was won by a team headed by Melbourne [...]

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March 23, 2015 Australia

Twin star rugby players originally from South Africa have told why they have decided to become Australian citizens. The 25 year old twins, Ruan-Henry and Jean-Pierre Smith play for the ACT Brumbies super rugby team and took part in one of the biggest citizenship ceremonies organised by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). [...]

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Warning Over Scam Targeting Immigrants in Australia

March 20, 2015 Australia

The police and officials from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have issued an alert over a visa scam involving attempts to defraud members of the public. People from the Middle East and Indian sub-continent have been receiving calls from individuals claiming to be employed by either DIBP or the Australian Federal Police [...]

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New Penalty for Australian Employers who Receive Payments for 457 Visas

March 19, 2015 Australia

Australia officials have confirmed changes to the skilled visa programme which have taken into account recommendations from a recent independent review of the popular visa stream. The government will introduce a new penalty making it unlawful for sponsors to receive payment in return for sponsoring a worker for a 457 visa. As a result the [...]

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Heightened Screening and Security for People Arriving at Australian Airports

March 18, 2015 Australia

People arriving at airports in Australia are experiencing heightened security and screening because of the threat of terrorism is growing, according to immigration minister Peter Dutton. He revealed that more than 400 travellers are stopped and questioned every day by special teams at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Cairns, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Darwin airports. This [...]

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New Jobs Could be Created in Resource Sector Through Workplace Reform

March 17, 2015 Australia

The resources industry in Australia has been regarded as a growth area and one that offers job opportunities for skilled expats although there have been warnings about a slowdown. Now, a new report says that tens of thousands of new jobs can be created in the sector through key workplace reforms advocated by the Australian [...]

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Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Lead Job Possibilities in Australia

March 16, 2015 Australia

People looking for jobs in Australia might find fewer opportunities in the coming months as the latest hiring intentions survey shows many have no plans to increase their workforce. The latest outlook survey covering the second quarter of 2015 from Manpower suggests that employer intentions remain little changed in comparison for forecasts reported three months [...]

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