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Australia agrees to resettle 12,000 refugees

In a midst of the growing pressure from the public, politicians and other countries of the United Nations, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced yesterday that after reviewing the situation in Syria Australia would work to resettle 12,000 refugees at an approximate cost of $700 million over the next four years. The growing crisis throughout…

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Immigration crisis in Europe

It has been hard to escape the disturbing pictures filtering through the media of desperate citizens trying to leave their war-torn countries for a better life.  The British Prime Minister, David Cameron has responded by announcing that a proposed 20,000 Syrian refugees would be eligible to resettle in the United Kingdom over the next five…

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Who determines skill shortages in Australia?

“Who determines skill shortages in Australia?” is a question we are often asked. When a profession has been added or removed from the skilled shortages recommendations, this inadvertently effects the skilled visa applicants who may be applying for that profession. The Australian government receives reports and recommendations from the Department of Employment which then go…

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China-Australia Free Trade Agreement helps protect Australia from share market crash

The world share market was thrown into chaos as China’s foreign exchange fell by $135.7 billion last month.  With the yuan being one of the most influential currencies around the world, the effect was felt around the world as nervous investors watched on. However, the interest in Australia as an investment opportunity has not faltered…

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Visas to be issued electronically from September 1st

In this age of technology and constant travel, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection announced that they too are moving into the digital age. From the 1st of September 2015, visa labels will no longer be issued and will instead be replaced by an electronic alternative. The new digital system was designed to…

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Prime Minister clarifies confusion over Operation Fortitude

The media have been busy the past couple of days reporting on a press release submitted on behalf of the newly formed task force, the Australian Border Force (ABF).  The interest in this press release comes from the alleged ‘announcement’ that a new operation would take place on the streets of Melbourne using the combined forces…

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How do I move to Australia?

Moving to Australia is big decision.  Located in the Southern Hemisphere, many immigrants who decide to make the move to Australia are travelling a great distance so it’s important to be well informed.  There are many different aspects to consider once you have chosen Australia as your destination to start a new life. Choose a…

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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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