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  1. Visas and immigration
    Young people are playing an important and growing role in society in Australia with official figures suggesting they are willing to help others, particularly the disabled and elderly. Figures from the 2016 Census show there were 2,988,390 Australian residents aged 15 to 24, representing 12.8%...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Australia has an entrepreneur visa for people from overseas wanting to invest in a new business, and now it wants young people already in the country to consider setting up an enterprise. The Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment initiative has been launched to encourage young people...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Australia's work and holiday visa programme is proving popular with young Chinese people even before it has been implemented. The programme, which will allow 5,000 young people in China to visit Australia for a working holiday, has been announced but will not come into force until later in...
  4. Jobs and work
    Australia's apprenticeship scheme has become more attractive, with new rules allowing young people to be reimbursed for outgoing expenses. This means that studying a trade has become less financially onerous for the 60,000 apprentices in the country, who can now claim back the cost of course...
  5. 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...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Young people eager to get work in Australia are being warned about potential visa fraud. If someone offers sponsorship on the 457 visa programme with the intention of not offering paid employment in the nominated position, the Australian government considers this fraud. Both the visa...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Spain is the latest country to sign a reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement with Australia aimed at young people from both countries. The work and holiday visa programme aims to provide a unique opportunity for young people to experience the vibrancy of each other's culture. The...
  8. Visas and immigration
    A major inquiry is being launched into pay and conditions for young people in Australia on working holiday visas. The inquiry by the Fair Work Ombudsman comes after it was found that large percentages of young workers are being exploited, including not being paid the minimum wage. The Fair...
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