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  1. Visas and immigration
    The outdoor lifestyle in Australia is something that attracts people from all over the world and it seems that a healthier outlook and living longer is a powerful pull for expats. The latest official figures show that people in Australia are living longer, but also working later into their...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Australia needs expert farmers and agricultural workers from overseas because they help develop the country's farming industry, bringing innovation and new skills, according to a new report. Foreign workers - including seasonal workers and backpackers - also have an important role to play in...
  3. Visas and immigration
    The Australian government has posted a new video online aimed at helping people who are thinking of moving to the country in 2015 to ensure they know what to do when applying for a visa. It also has information for those needing a visa for a holiday, business or to study, according to the...
  4. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Border Control frequently issues warnings about the dangers of using an unregistered migration agent and now it has publicised the latest details of dishonest behaviour. A Melbourne migration agent with a history of rogue actions has had his registration...
  5. Visas and immigration
    More Indians than any other nationality arrived in Australia in 2012-2013, with a 46.6% rise in the number of people becoming Australian citizens. The data, from the International Migration Outlook report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, shows that over 40,000...
  6. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has issued advice to help visa applicants understand how it deals with migrant agents. Many people applying for visas use a migrant agent, but there have been a number of high profile examples of things going wrong due to rogue agents...
  7. Visas and immigration
    A surprising number of Italians have been moving to Australia in search of a new way of life away from the austerity and poor economic outlook in Europe, it is claimed. Indeed, more than 20,000 Italians arrived in Australia in the 2012/2013 financial year, the biggest wave for almost half a...
  8. Visas and immigration
    The rich diversity of Australian immigration is being celebrated in a new exhibition that also explores the origins of people who have come from more than 200 different countries. A Greek girl, sent across the world to marry a man she'd never met; an African journalist fleeing for his life and...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Australian visa applicants now have more choice in English language testing with the addition of two new assessment options, it has been announced. Temporary graduate, skilled, work and holiday, and former resident visa applicants are now able to take advantage of the changes. The...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Many people are attracted to Australia by what they perceive as a healthy outdoor lifestyle, but new research suggests that after 20 years, they suffer as many chronic health problems as the rest of the population. Indeed, the research from Deakin University goes as far as suggesting that...
  11. Visas and 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...
  12. Visas and 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...
  13. Visas and 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. The two...
  14. Visas and 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...
  15. Visas and 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...
  16. Visas and 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...
  17. Visas and 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 how she ended up in...
  18. Visas and 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...
  19. Visas and immigration
    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...
  20. Visas and immigration
    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...
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