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  1. International Travel
    People arriving in Australia face tighter security at airports as part of a four-year programme to introduce more sophisticated screening for passengers. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has announced that new screening technology will be put in place for passengers and their baggage at...
  2. International Travel
    People visiting Australia for the Commonwealth Games in April this year will face greater security at airports as well as on the Gold Coast where the event is being held. More than 1,000 defence personnel are being deployed to the Gold Coast and Peter Dutton, Minister for Home Affairs, said a...
  3. International Travel
    People arriving and departing from airports in Australia are facing tougher security after an alleged Islamic inspired plot to bring down a plane was foiled by police. Extra security checks were introduced immediately and passengers are being advised to arrive at least three hours before an...
  4. Visas and immigration
    The Australian Government is to create a new UK style Home Office that will be responsible for immigration, including visas, border protection, domestic security and law enforcement. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that the new Home Affairs portfolio will be similar to the Home Office in...
  5. Visas and immigration
    The Australian government is coming under more pressure to find out if Muslims seeking visas to enter the country could be open to radicalisation. During the recent general elections there were calls for more scrutiny of people of the Muslim faith but the government has always insisted that a...
  6. International Travel
    More visitors from overseas are now able to use the new SmartGate technology when they arrive at international airports in Australia, it has been announced. People from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, France and Sweden with ePassports will be eligible to use the airport gates, which are...
  7. Jobs and work
    IT professionals continue to be in high demand in Australia with a strong focus on security and Cloud experts across the country, new research shows. Certified security system architects and managers continue to be in short supply, with the growth of Cloud based technologies creating a need for...
  8. International Travel
    The threat of strike action by immigration workers at international airports in Australia has been halted for at least two months by the Fair Work Ombudsman. It means that people arriving and leaving the major airports will not face delays during that time as a result of a long term spat...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hundreds of people in Australia are being investigated for potential links to terrorism and could face losing their citizenship, it has been confirmed. The Australian Government has introduced legislation that means that dual nationals could have their citizenship revoked if they have been...
  10. Jobs and work
    IT security specialists are in hot demand in Australia as the country's information and communications technology sector is seeing steady growth, it is claimed. It comes at a time when new job adverts as a whole are increasing, up 5.7% in February compared to the same time last year, according...
  11. International Travel
    Extra security checks are now being carried out on all outbound passengers at Australia's international airports as well as those arriving in the country. As part of the country's attempts to combat terrorism everyone boarding a plane is security checked. Airport officials at check in desk will...
  12. International Travel
    Arriving in a country where you might not be familiar with the culture and the language can be daunting as can coping with basic things such as safety and security. Now the University of Queensland's Confucius Institute and the Queensland Police Service, Far North District, have joined forces...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Australia will continue to use biometrics to ensure immigration and citizenship security issues are as well protected as they can be, the country's Immigration Minister has confirmed. Speaking at the Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific conference Peter Dutton said new innovations in this area...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Australian borders have just become tougher for those who may pose a risk with the opening of a new National Border Targeting Centre (NBTC), which will operate round the clock. It brings together nine border, law enforcement, national intelligence and regulatory partner agencies to analyse and...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Hi, Just curious if there's anyone from Bangladesh who lodged PR and currently going through "Security Checks"? Please share your timeline if you do. Trying to get an idea on how long it takes. Cheers.
  16. Visas and immigration
    Sydney Airport has increased its automated biometric checkpoint kiosks and gates as the latest technology is increasingly being used to combat identity fraud and make it easier for legitimate visa holders to pass through security. The numbers have gone up from 12 kiosks at seven gates to 16...
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