Immigrants

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Diplomat explains how she made Australia her home

October 6, 2014 Australia Immigration

A diplomat shares how a posting in Australia has led to her not just moving to the country for work, but also becoming an Australian citizen. American Tammy Ven Dange seemed to have it all. She appeared to lead a glamorous life when she joined the US Air Force after university, which took her to […]

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Australia and US to share immigration information

August 28, 2014 Australia Immigration

Australia and the United States have signed an agreement that establishes a framework for information sharing between the two countries on immigration. This is in the context of the enforcement and administration of the countries’ respective immigration laws and visa arrangements. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said that once specific information sharing arrangements have been developed […]

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Diversity of Australian population revealed by new research

August 26, 2014 Australia Immigration

New research reveals just how diverse the population of Australia is, with the country’s population represented by 252 distinct places of birth. While most people living in the country are Australians, the next most popular country of birth is England, with 900,000 people coming from that country, followed by New Zealand with 483,000. But even […]

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Census data shows where migrants to Australia tend to settle

July 29, 2014 Australia Immigration

The latest Census data shows where expats, international students and immigrants tend to move to when they are living and working in Australia. In Sydney, international students tend to congregate along an east-west axis that incorporates Sydney’s main campuses and major transport corridors. This axis does extend a long way west however, reaching all the […]

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Media mogul urges Australia to embrace immigration

July 18, 2014 Australia Immigration

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has used a speech at a dinner marking the 50th birthday of newspaper The Australian to urge Australia to embrace immigration. He told the audience, which included a half dozen cabinet ministers, former prime ministers John Howard and Paul Keating, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and the current Prime Minister Tony Abbott, […]

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Burmese refugee embraces new life in Australia

July 17, 2014 Australia Immigration

A remote refugee camp in Thailand is a long way from the hustle and bustle of Canberra, but for one woman, the move has transformed her life. Tar Eh Paw Gay has revealed how she had to flee her native Burma at the age of three after her village was burned to the ground, and […]

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New report shows highest number of non-Australians residents from England

June 30, 2014 Australia Immigration

A new report using data from the 2011 Australian Census provides a snap shot of the country’s population and the makeup of Australian migrant communities. The People of Australia report, based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data collated by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, reveals a modern nation attracting people from around the […]

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Recently arrived immigrants happy with their new life in Australia

March 25, 2014 Australia

People who have arrived recently to live and work in Australia are positive about life in the country but there are occasional pockets of dissatisfaction and some racism, according to new research. The latest Mapping Social Cohesion Research report, which is Australia’s largest study of attitudes to immigration and cultural diversity focuses on skilled and […]

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Properties investments by immigrants in Australia growing

March 7, 2014 Australia

It is well known that the lifestyle attracts immigrants to Australia but now it seems that property is proving a big hit with expats too. A new report from investment bank Credit Suisse says that newly arrived immigrants have spent about $24 billion on property in Australia over the past seven years. It reckons that […]

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Stats reveal growth in Australia’s immigration population

March 6, 2014 Australia

Statistics from various departments in Australia show the changing face of immigration and how more young people for overseas are able to work and study in the country. In the 1970s international airfares were well beyond the reach of many people and at the time of the 1976 Census there were just 2.7 million migrants […]

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Young teacher explains why he has found a new home in Australia

February 24, 2014 Australia Immigration

A young teacher from Russia who left his home country to study in Australia as his parents wanted him to have a better education has told why the country is now his home. As a boy growing up in Moscow, Artem Grigorev and his parents decided the uncertainty about civil society and safety meant the […]

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