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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Australia more popular than ever with visitors in 2016

January 18, 2017 Australia Travel

The number of people visiting Australia continued to grow throughout 2016 with the latest data showing there were 8.19 million international visitors for the year ending in November. Overall numbers increased by 11.3% year on year and there were more people from all the major Asia Pacific countries such as China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia, […]

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Call for more visas for Pacific region citizens to live and work in Australia

January 17, 2017 Immigration Documentation

Visa opportunities for people living in the Pacific region wanting to work in Australia should be expanded, possibly at the expense of backpackers and those from other world regions, a new report suggests. While Australia should be proud of its immigration history, more needs to be done to encourage, attract and help those from neighbouring […]

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Migration agents back citizenship test change in Australia

January 16, 2017 Australia Immigration

Registered migration agents in Australia have backed calls for changes to the country’s citizenship test to make sure applicants genuinely share Australian values. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has already indicated that he is in favour of a more stringent test that takes into account what people know about Australia, its history, values and culture. Dutton […]

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Report suggests immigration policy in Australia is too hard on accused visa holders

January 13, 2017 Immigration Documentation

The Australian immigration department may be being too hasty and hard in removing visas of people who have been charged with a criminal activity but subsequently released or found not guilty. A criminal conviction can lead to a visa being cancelled and while this has backing in the case of serious offences and those sent […]

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Australia saw record numbers arriving over festive holiday period

January 13, 2017 Australia Travel

A record number of people travelled to Australia during the festive holiday period with 1.49 million passing through the country’s international airports. During the holiday period between 22 December 2016 and 02 January 2017, total arrivals and departures at major international airports increased by 9.9% compared with the same time last year, according to figures […]

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Australian National University to help Immigration Department formulate future policy

January 12, 2017 Australia Immigration

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia is to get detailed access to university research and analysis to help it formulate future policy. A new agreement will allow DIBP policy makers to tap into research with the Australian National University (ANU) and utilise its analysis and expertise on migration, migration economics, trade […]

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Australia Encouraging More Young People to Become Entrepreneurs

January 11, 2017 Australia

Australia has an entrepreneur visa for people from overseas wanting to invest in a new business, and now it wants young people already in the country to consider setting up an enterprise. The Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment initiative has been launched to encourage young people to start their own business. Employment Minister Michaelia Cash says […]

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Temporary visa holders in Australia likely to face tighter scrutiny

January 10, 2017 Immigration Documentation

People with temporary visas, including tourists, in Australia are likely to come under greater scrutiny as it is this arrival stream that is being most exploited by terrorists. According to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton terrorists exploiting temporary visas pose a ‘rapidly evolving threat’ which means that officials need to crack down on short term migration […]

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Australians not worried about overseas workers taking jobs, research suggests

January 6, 2017 Australia Immigration

Supporters of those who want to see fewer overseas workers granted visas in Australia often argue that they are taking jobs away from Australians but new research suggests this is not a major issue. Australians are more concerned about declining demand for their skills than any effect of immigration on job vacancies, a new survey […]

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Call for working visa programme in Australia to be more efficient and transparent

January 5, 2017 Immigration Documentation

Australia needs to completely rethink the way overseas worker arrivals and numbers are regulated and just cutting back is not an option, according to a new analysis report. For too long migration policy has focussed on temporary workers being recruited to fulfil specific areas where jobs shortages are perceived, says the analysis from associate law […]

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More students from Australia are studying abroad, research shows

January 4, 2017 Education in Australia

While there has been a lot of information regarding the growing number of international students taking courses in Australia, new research reveals that more Australians are studying abroad too. Students enrolled at Australian universities have steadily increased their learning abroad activities over the last 10 years and it is due to an increased awareness of […]

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