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Australian organisations help migrants integrate

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) recently announced that migrants who held permanent visas were twice as likely to find work than those who have arrived in the country as refugees. The figures released by the ABS have created a movement by some organisations to assist those who arrive in Australia as refugees to better…

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Why Australia needs foreign investors

Australian innovators are responsible for innovations and discoveries which service over 1,000,000,000 every day. These innovations include the Black Box, IVF, penicillin, WiFi, Cervical Cancer Vaccine, Ultrasound and the Bionic Ear. These innovations were developed by individuals, companies and research groups through the support of funding. However, the potential for more of these incredible innovations…

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Study Opportunities in Australia

Australia is the third most popular country in the world for international students.  The lifestyle, weather, diversity of attractions and of course the amount of opportunities to study, have put the country right at the top of the list of places international students want to visit.  From the available 1,100 learning institutions around Australia, international…

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What is the Australian Business Investment Visa?

The Australian Business Investment Visa stream has a range of different options available to foreign investors who are looking for opportunities to invest in Australian business and industry. The investment visas available are tailored towards three specific schemes: Investor Visa SC188 (B) Criteria and Permanent Visa Investor Stream SC888 (B) Significant Investor Stream SC188 Premium…

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New Brisbane Casino set to start employment boom for South East Queensland

Last month the Queensland government announced it had given approval to the Chinese Echo group for the $2 billion development of Brisbane’s Queen Street Wharf which was inclusive of Brisbane’s newest casino. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk was excited to announce the winning proposal which was competing against James Packers Crown Casino group for the development.…

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Spirit of Tasmania given the all clear on visa workers

The $31.5 million project to refurbish the Spirit of Tasmania ferry has been given the official seal of approval by the Department of Immigration.  Initially there had been concern led by the Tasmanian Opposition party that the foreign workers used to work on the project where encroaching on Australian jobs. The Department of Immigration investigated…

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Australia Post caught up in immigration racket

Australia Post has been unwittingly caught up in an immigration scandal stemming from a private contractor working for the company. The Australian Federal Police worked alongside Border Force officers to conduct raids on properties across Melbourne including Australia Post delivery centres. The raids came from reported claims that Baljit Singh who was contracted by Australia…

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Foreign owned properties well tenanted on the Gold Coast

The governing body for properties in Queensland, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has advised that the occupancy rates of investment properties on the Gold Coast are strong. The Gold Coast itself is a popular destination for not only investors but for many Australians who are wanting a sea change and better climate. With…

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Should foreigners be able to buy their way into Australia?

This is the question being asked on the back of the Australian governments latest proposal due to be released as a draft recommendation in November this year. The proposal is recommending a review of how much the immigration entry charges can influence a foreigner’s likelihood on being granted a visa to Australia. The proposal will…

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International students contribute to surge in 457 Visa applications to Australia

The popularity of the 457 Visa program continues to grow with applicants from India, Britain and China leading the charge by accounting for over 50% of the applications.  The figures which were released recently by the Australian Department of Immigration have also highlighted that more than 25% of applications are made from students and backpackers…

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