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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Assessment levels for foreign students in Australia simplified

April 18, 2014 Australia

International students considering applying to study at Australian universities are being reminded that the student visa Assessment Level Framework has been simplified. Since last month, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has removed AL4 and AL5 so that the framework now consists of three assessment levels, AL1 to AL3. AL1 represents the lowest [...]

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Visa watch list criticised by Australia National Audit Office

April 17, 2014 Australia

The Central Movement Alert List (CMAL,) a kind of watch list used by the Department of Immigration to manage people arriving in Australia has been criticised in a new report. One of the main problems is that Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) staff cannot use a biometric data such as fingerprints and facial [...]

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ABC named top employer in Australia

April 16, 2014 Australia

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has been voted Australia’s most attractive employer, followed by Virgin Australia and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in the annual Randstad Awards. It gives those looking to move to Australia to work and live an idea of the top companies to aim for. They are voted for by [...]

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Optimism creating demand for skilled jobs in Australia

April 15, 2014 Australia

Financial accountants, site managers, structural engineers and administrators are just four of the professionals sought by employers as various projects get underway in Australia. According to the latest quarterly report from recruiting experts Hays, there are many different kinds of projects in the pipeline that are creating demand for certain skills, most notably in accountancy, [...]

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Calls for faster paid for visa processing in Australia

April 14, 2014 Australia

Premium visa processing should be offered to people arriving in Australia who are willing to pay extra to be fast tracked, it is claimed. It means they would be able to pay to skip long queues at immigration and customs under a plan backed by the Tourism and Transport Forum, Australia’s peak tourism industry body. [...]

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Warning over unscrupulous migration agents

April 11, 2014 Australia

There are more than 5,000 registered migration agents in Australia and overseas who can provide immigration assistance but officials are warning people to check they are bone fide. The warning comes after a Sydney based Chinese migration agent failed in her bid to have a decision to cancel her registration overturned. A spokesman for the [...]

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Streamlined visa processing for overseas students in Australia extended

April 10, 2014 Australia

Streamlined visa processing arrangements, similar to those currently in place for universities, have been extended to prospective students of selected low immigration risk education providers in Australia who offer bachelor, masters or doctoral degree level courses. Under the extended streamlined visa processing arrangements, education providers and students should see their visa applications being processed faster. [...]

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Australia study outlines need for skilled workers in manufacturing

April 9, 2014 Australia

Australia will need a more highly skilled and qualified workforce to build a competitive, high end manufacturing base over the next decade, according to a new study by the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency. This is good news for skilled people around the world looking to move to Australia as many of the jobs will [...]

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Criticism over work visas for overseas designers

April 8, 2014 Australia

A proposal by immigration agents in Australia to bring in more overseas designers to fill skills gaps has been criticised amid claims that the sector is already over supplied. Agents want the sector to be open to labour agreements where skilled designers from overseas can get visas but according to the Design Institute of Australia [...]

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Survey reveals high level of discrimination against women in Australia

April 7, 2014 Australia

Australia is regarded as a dream destination for those seeking a great lifestyle abroad but two reports in recent weeks have revealed a previous unacknowledged level of discrimination and racism. A new report from the Australian Human Rights Commission looking at the experience of women in particular found that one in two mothers experienced discrimination [...]

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Migration body warning over visa scams

April 4, 2014 Australia

The Migration Institute of Australia has voiced concerns about reports of alleged visa scams and is warning applicants to beware of people offering visas for large sums of money. The institute says that for anyone considering applying for an Australian visa that the very best defence against becoming the victim of fraud, is using a [...]

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