Month: September 2012

Queensland to ease Australia visa requirements

Queensland To Ease Australia Visa Requirements

Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls has announced that the state will relax Australia visa requirements in order to attract more migrant workers to the area. Other than Western Australia, the state of Queensland has benefited from the resources and mining boom more than all other states. However, Australia visa requirements are determined at state level, not …

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Australia Mining Jobs - Fresh opportunity for skilled workers in LNG industry

Australia Mining Jobs – Fresh Opportunity For Skilled Workers In LNG Industry

Australia is set to become one of the largest producers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, if it can find and maintain enough skilled workers to man the projects. There are seven large-scale LNG projects currently being constructed in Australia and as the world moves away from coal as its largest source of …

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Australian citizenship for families of defence forces

Australian Citizenship Fast-Tracked For Defence Families

We announced back in May that there may be changes afoot to the Australian Citizenship Act which would enable Australian Defence Families to have their Citizenship fast-tracked Yesterday it was confirmed that from January 2013, family members of current and future lateral recruits to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) will be eligible for conferral of …

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457 visa holders Melbourne teachers opportunities

457 visa holders taking advantage of Melbourne opportunities

The unemployment rate in the state of Victoria has risen in the past year but almost 14,000 457 visa holders have still managed to find work in a variety of occupations. The latest Australian immigration data shows almost 900 construction workers and teachers have each found work in Victoria as well as over 300 doctors, …

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AUD to GBP Forex Chart exchange rates

Australian dollar suffers with exchange rate of 1.56 forecast against sterling.

Since bottoming near 1.4700 in early August, the GBP to AUD exchange rates have rallied 17 of the past 21 days, including 7 consecutive days (click thumbnail to the left for a larger version). Even though rates would probably be considered “overbought” on the daily chart the news is going to be of some relief …

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tourist visas for parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents extended

Five Year Tourist Visa To Be Granted To Parents Of Australian Residents

There are so many great things associated with life down under, however for some new residents of Australia, the distance from their families is often one of the few downsides of migrating to the other side of the world. This is going to change though, with a press release announcing today that the Gillard Government …

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New Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) For Beijing And Shanghai

New Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) For Beijing And Shanghai

The Australian Department of Immigration has today announced the opening of two new Australian Visa Centres (AVACS) in Beijing and Shanghai targeting an improvement in service delivery for Chinese visitors, skilled migrants and business representatives travelling to Australia. “AVACs will be located in Beijing and Shanghai to provide more convenient access to immigration and citizenship …

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