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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Expats make up large part of population increase in Australia

April 8, 2019 Australia Immigration

People moving to Australia to live and work make up the majority of the increase in the nation’s population, official figures show. Australia has always been a popular country for expats thanks to its lifestyle and even changes in immigration rules and visa regulations is not putting people off moving. Overall, the population grew by […]

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For the first time it is possible to find out where people who have moved to Australia to work and who are not permanent residents have moved to with data showing they prefer Sydney and Melbourne. The figures published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal that just over half were living in Sydney […]

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The work and holiday visa programme allowing young people to travel, work and study in Australia has been expanded to allow more young people from various countries to participate. The arrangements are now in place for young people in Spain, Peru, Chile and Israel. The Australian Government hopes that the increase in the number of […]

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The Australian Government has launched a new campaign to attract more working holidaymakers but they particularly want them to take up jobs in the regions. According to Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, while Australia had a reputation as a top destination for working holiday makers, more could be done to attract more […]

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Digital project management skills and those with expertise in civil construction and data analysis are likely to be most in demand from employers in Australia in 2019, according to a new jobs report. Those looking for skilled positions in Australia will also see demand in accountancy and finance, particularly senior auditors, and in construction with […]

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More people from overseas are becoming Australian citizens with officials figures show that the number of applications being finalised almost doubled in the first five months of this year compared to the same period last financial year. Between July and November 2018, more than 58,400 citizenship applications were finalised, a substantial rise of 97% compared […]

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