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 ranks first in the world for wellbeing, says OECD

October 24, 2014 Australia

Australia is the best country in the world to live and Canberra the best city, according to a global study that ranks nations according to wellbeing. The latest updated version of the regional analysis from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranks 34 countries according to nine measures of well-being. It looked at [...]

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Israel is latest country to join work holiday visa programme with Australia

October 23, 2014 Australia Immigration

Australia’s work and holiday visa programme has been extended further, with Israel becoming the latest country to sign an agreement. This means that young people from Israel and Australia will be able to apply for working holiday visas, which entitles them to take an extended holiday in each other’s countries while working at the same [...]

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New significant investor visa to be introduced in Australia next year

October 22, 2014 Immigration Documentation

A new Premium Investor Visa is being created in Australia aimed at wealthy people willing to invest in the country and will be available from July 2015, it has been confirmed. The announcement comes after the Australian government endorsed the key findings of the review into the Significant Investor Visa undertaken earlier this year. The [...]

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Further warnings issued over Australian migration agents

October 21, 2014 Australia Immigration

Visa applicants using migration agents in Australia are again being urged to make sure they are registered and also acting lawfully following yet another cancellation. Assistant Immigration and Border Protection Minister Michaelia Cash says that even if the agents have an aura of respectability, it is their conduct that matters. In the latest case, the [...]

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October 20, 2014 Australia Immigration

Temporary skilled workers holding 457 visas in Australia are being reminded that they must be working in their nominated position or risk having their visa cancelled. ‘If you are found to be working in a different position, your visa can be cancelled. Your sponsor also has an obligation to make sure you are working in [...]

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Survey launched to find out what people want from migration in Australia

October 17, 2014 Australia Immigration

People from around the world are being asked their thoughts on the future of the immigration and visa programmes in Australia. Every year the Department of Immigration and Border Control (DIBP) sets a migration programme to best support Australia’s economic and social goals. This year, to help set the 2015/2016 programme, it has launched a [...]

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October 16, 2014 Immigration Documentation

Australia’s 457 visa programme for skilled migrants is to be reformed with strong safeguards against abuse, the government has announced. In a joint statement, Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Minister for Industry Ian McFarlane and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison said that the 457 programme must be a means of filling genuine skills [...]

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October 15, 2014 Australia Immigration

Australia is the most popular destination for British expats and 87% of those who live there intend to do so for the long term, a new survey has found. For the majority, 87%, the reason for moving to Australia is a better environment and quality of life for their children, according to the latest annual [...]

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Thumbnail image for Latest advice on using migration agents in Australia focuses on costs

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October 14, 2014 Australia Immigration

People using migration agents in Australia for their visa applications and or advice need to be aware of what the costs might be. They should take into account that some agents may ask for payment in advance of services being provided, while others will charge when their services are complete. Advice from the Department of [...]

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Record setting number of illegal workers found in New South Wales

October 13, 2014 Australia Immigration

A compliance operation undertaken in an Australian state has found the largest number of illegal workers in a single location this year, it has been announced. Some 37 illegal workers were located by Department of Immigration and Border Protection compliance officers at a citrus farm in Hillston, New South Wales, following a tip-off from the [...]

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Australian farmers push for changes to seasonal visa rules

October 10, 2014 Jobs in Australia

Farmers in Western Australia want the country’s visa system to be changed to allow them to repeat hire overseas workers on a seasonal basis. Every year the farmers need seasonal staff to work during busy periods such as seed time and harvest but finding local people for short term work can be difficult. Under the [...]

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