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$6 Million Chinatown Project on Gold Coast nearing completion

The Southport precinct is receiving a cultural face lift with the $6 million Chinatown project well and truly underway. The project is set to create hundreds of jobs and increase local visitors and tourists to the area with a spectacular transformation being gradually introduced into the area. The Gold Coast City Council have been carefully […]

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New immigration laws result in New Zealanders being deported

As per the united agreement recently passed by both the Australian and New Zealand governments, New Zealand citizens entering Australia will have to pass a character test or risk their visas to Australia being cancelled. Yesterday the Australian Federal Government confirmed that 12 New Zealand citizens who were in Australia had their visas cancelled and […]

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Countries assess immigration amid Paris attacks

The world is still in shock after the highly publicized and devastating attacks across several locations throughout Paris on the 13th of November. The aftermath of the attacks has seen many governments across the world in the early stages of reassessing their immigration and security policies. On the back of the recent mass exit of […]

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False migration agent arrested

At least 20 migrants have been left broke and disheartened after being conned by a man claiming to be a migration agent and selling them fake visas to live and work in Australia.  Most of the victims were international students in Brisbane who had paid Mr Abel Prasad of SVC Legal Australia excessive amounts of […]

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QLD Developments continue to offer job opportunities

The Gold Coast has always been a favourite destination for international visitors and students, but with job opportunities continuing to grow across a huge range of industries, the region is starting to gain a reputation for employment. A recent redevelopment of the iconic Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, located on the Gold Coast, has seen job […]

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Engineers Australia accepting TOEFL

Engineers Australia has announced that from the 1st of January 2016, it will be accepting TOEFL results for the English language competency component of their visa and work requirements. TOEFL stands for Test Of English as a Foreign Language and is a world recognised program used to demonstrate English-language proficiency. The appeal of TOEFL and […]

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Australian Customs officers to strike 9th November

Travelers have been warned to expect extensive delays through border security and customs with Australian Border Force workers confirming they will go on a 24 hour strike this coming Monday 9th November. All international airports across the country will be affected by the industrial action as the Border Force workers continue negotiations for increased wages […]

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Iraqi family first to receive Australian visas for humanitarian intake

Several months ago it was announced that Australia would join other countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom in accommodating refugees whom were immediately affected by the Syrian crisis.  Today the Department of Immigration and Border Protection introduced the first of 12,000 refugees whom will receive a humanitarian visa to relocate to Australia. 50 […]

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Visa changes to assist Australian tourism and agriculture

There has always been a struggle amongst the agricultural and tourism industries with the restrictive terms of the existing Working Holiday (subclass 417) and Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa holders.  In particular the region of Northern Australia is finding it difficult to compete for overseas workers when they are up against the bright lights […]

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