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  1. Visas and immigration
    Australia's population has reached a milestone 24 million with migration contributing significantly to the rise, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The population clock is an indication of the current population, based on a projection calculated using births and deaths...
  2. Visas and immigration
    It seems that the Chinese love affair with Australia is blossoming with the latest figures from the Department of Immigration showing that they are among the top three applicants for 457 visas. Indeed, Indian, British and Chinese workers are queuing for jobs in Australia, with overall...
  3. Visas and immigration
    The Australian State of Victoria has become very popular with people from within Australia moving to live and work in the state, but fewer are arriving from abroad, new data shows. Victoria has recorded its highest net interstate migration in over 40 years, according to figures released today...
  4. Education
    Over 200,000 people moved to Australia to live permanently in the 2013/2014 financial year, with a big increase in the number of international students. The Migration Trends 2013/2014 report shows that 290,000 student visas were issued last year Official figures from the Department of...
  5. International Travel
    Preliminary estimates of short term overseas visitor arrivals to Australia numbered 671,600 in March 2015. This follows preliminary estimates of 715,200 short-term visitor arrivals in February and 539,100 in January 2015. The number of people arriving in Australian who intend to stay in the...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Population growth due to overseas migration slowed in much of Australia in the 12 months to the end of June 2014, according to the most up-to-date figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Since the economic downturn in 2007, Australia has been a mecca for young people in European countries seeking better jobs and a life abroad. But now there are signs that fewer are leaving their homeland for a new life in Australia, probably due to the Australian economy slowing and European...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Population growth due to overseas migration slowed in many parts of Australia in the 12 months to June of this year, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It has fallen in Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory...
  9. 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...
  10. International Travel
    Australia is still proving popular with overseas visitors with figures showing that international arrivals were up by 8% to a record 6.3 million in the year ending in September. The latest International Visitor Survey from Tourism Research Australia also shows that 15 of Australia's 20 leading...
  11. International Travel
    System errors have resulted in problems with the data used to record the number of people arriving in and leaving Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has announced a delay in the publication of overseas arrivals and departures data due to processing issues. The missing data...
  12. 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...
  13. Jobs and work
    Those looking to live and work in Australia will be pleased with the latest figures, which show that employment rebounded in October to keep the jobless rate steady at 6.2%. The figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that employment rose 24,100 in October, recovering from a...
  14. Visas and immigration
    A new publication from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals how the nation has changed over hundreds of years, with a lot of the change down to immigration. Australians today are older, more likely to live in urban areas, have fewer children and are more likely to be born overseas than a...
  15. Visas and immigration
    The Australian Government's target of attracting 190,000 new migrants in the latest financial year has been achieved, it has been announced. The data from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) shows that Australian industry benefited with the majority of the permanent...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Net overseas migration to Australia is forecast to reach 246,300 by the end of September, a rise of 4.5%, and will continue to increase until 2016. The forecast from the Department of Immigration and Border Control (DIBP) suggests numbers will then decline to 235,800 a year by the end of June...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Australia's annual population growth rate slowed to 1.6% for the year ending September 2010, according to preliminary figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This is down from its peak growth rate of 2.2% in the year ending December 2008 and is the lowest for four years...
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