2012 Australian Immigration News

2012 Australian Immigration News

.Phone scam warning for visa-holders in Australia

Phone scam warning for visa-holders in Australia

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship today urged visa holders to hang up on individuals impersonating departmental officers seeking payment to fix ‘visa irregularities’. The phone scammers are targeting international communities in Australia, including Indian nationals holding temporary resident visas. Students from overseas and subclass 457 visa holders in the information and communications technology industry …

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Australia Significant Investment Visa

Significant Investor Visa Opens To Business Migrants

Do you have a spare $5 Million burning a hole in your pocket? If so then why not consider using it to help you migrate to Australia?! As we reported back in August, the significant investor visa, is being introduced as a key component of the Government’s business innovation and investment program, and requires visa …

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Longer tourist visas now open to parents of Australians

Longer Tourist Visas Now Open To Parents Of Australians

As we reported back in September, the Australian Imigration department was planning to grant longer term tourist visas for parents of Australian migrants. Last Saturday (24th November) the changes went live. Chris Bowden, minister for Australian Immigration and citizenship said: The ‘more generous tourist visas will enable regular extended family visits for those patiently waiting …

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Australian Economy Loses 27,000 Jobs

New reports say the Australian Economy lost 27,000 jobs last month. The number of jobs lost was significantly worse than 10,000 analysts predicted. According to AMP chief economist Shane Oliver, full-time employment has been “stagnant” since January and that market evidence pointed toward more “softness” ahead.1 Unemployment Prime Minister Gillard tried to soften the blow …

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Australian Migration Rates Increase 18 Percent - Australian immigration statistics

Australian Migration Rates Increase 18 Percent

The latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown a two year high in Australian immigration. The net overseas migration for the year ending in March showed an 18% increase on the same period last year, almost 200,000. The report also showed the country’s entire population surpassing 22.5 million, with 57% of the …

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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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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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