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Australian Immigration – Not much happening

waitingHey all. Not much to write about in the world of Australian immigration so I thought I’d write a little entry just to say hi.

I have a number of Google news alerts set up under various Australian Immigration categories on the basis that if anything happens then I’ll get to know about it quite quickly. Having said that, there doesn’t appear to be much of interest  happening right now.  

If you’re trying to enter Australia illegally then there are plenty of stories in the news about how NOT to do it.

Boat people (i.e. Folks trying to migrate illegally to  Australia on small boats) seem to be making headlines over here in Australia on almost a daily basis.

It seems the Aussie immigration folks are paying very close attention to Australian shores after a number of high profile incidents where boat after boat full of illegal immigrants were  turning up on Aussie soil, apparently unchallenged!

A Senate inquiry into the welfare of international students, prompted by the spate of attacks on Indian students, will report in November on student safety, accommodation, visa requirements and support mechanisms.

According to a story appearing on the Australian website today   the integrity of Australia’s immigration system is in jeopardy as evidence emerges of potential flaws in the rules governing overseas students… Strewth! We could have told you that over a month ago   :-)

As far as our forums are concerned there’s been much discussion over the DIAC teams and grant letters   there’s also been some decent discussions around what happens after your employment has been verified from those applying under the applicable visa classes.   We’ve been getting literally thousands of people visiting our forums every day so if you havn’t already then check them out.

Me..? Well, it’s been a week back at work after spending a great week in Sydney catching up with the in-laws. I say Sydney but the in-laws live approx 1.5 hours north of Sydney in a small suburb near Gosford.

First time I’ve been there to be honest and I was extremely impressed with how green the countryside is over there.

For those who are interested I’ll post a future entry about my visit with a few photos so watch this space.

Happy Friday!

Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia.
Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assitance, Getting Down Under.

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  1. dear sir
    I will be arrive in australia in two month with PR Visa.i am writing to you to ask a question .how long does it take to accompony my wife to australia?I am really concern about the gap between us
    thanks for attention ,i look forward ta hearing from you
    yours faithfully
    ehsan

  2. Well on a social side Australia is stil a very happening spot, centre of the universe for many!

    I have heard of an improvment on the work side for those on work visas currently in Australia, this is welcome news for those already in oz.. not what you wnat to hear at the moment I guess!

    Have you tried to look for a job online?
    Denise

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