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The mayor of London Boris Johnson has proposed that UK should establish free mobility labour zone with Australia in order to encourage immigration between the two countries. According to Johnson Britain is connected with Australia more than any with any other country in the world, both culturally and emotionally. ...
 
 
Commercial Fishing is currently the riskiest job in Australia. It has surpassed both farming and truck-driving. ...
 
 
Sir Henry van der Heyden who will be the next chair of the Auckland International airport announces that New Zealand is losing share among Chinese tourists. The official statistics show that during the 12 months up to July 2013 the number of Chinese visitors was up 27% in comparison with the same period during the previous year. ...
 
 
Tourism New Zealand will open a new office in Sao Paolo which will serve as a basis for the organization's Latin American activities. The announcement was made by the Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, at the Latin American Business Council lunch earlier today. ...
 
 
The Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is in town to film Unbroken, which is being shot on the Gold Coast and Sydney. Its production office is at Fox Studios. ...
 
 
A famous UK celebrity chef has stated that many UK restaurants may be out of business if the inflow of immigrants from abroad stops. Jamie Oliver is ne of the most famous chefs in the world. ...
 
 
More than 2 million people from Syria have searched for asylum in other countries since the beginning of the military conflict. Currently the American Congress discusses the possibility of military attack in Syria. ...
 
 
A record number of Australian Working Holiday Visas were issued in 2012/2013 since the beginning of the Global financial crisis. There were around 250 000 visas issued to backpackers according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. ...
 
 
During 2012 the net growth in the German population was 196 000. The total population of the country reached 80,5 million people. ...
 
 
US Government is set to reduce red tape for Nigerian citizens, who want to apply for Russian visa according to a statement by the US Consul-General, Mr. Jeffery Hawkins on August 7. ...
 
 
Canada is trying to attract more Indian students to its universities especially in rural provinces such as Nova Scotia. Mike Rossan, director, marketing and recruitment, Halifax, in Nova Scotia led the 12-member delegation including representatives from 12 Canadian universities and visited Delhi Public School (DPS) on 7 August 2013 to familiarise the school and its students with the courses suitable to their needs. ...
 
 
Australia and Greece have started the necessary procedures for signing Working Holiday Agreement. The news have been announced by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Akis Gerontopoulos. ...
 
 
The new Quebec Immigration Program will be modified in such a way that it will be easier for nurses to apply. The reason for this is that there is a significant shortage of qualified nurses in the province. ...
 
 
The possibility of a large inflow of Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants is a hot topic in Germany, United Kingdom and Netherlands. The last of the transitional rules that prevent people from the both Balkan countries to work freely in all EU countries are set to fall in 1 January 2014. ...
 
 
The UK Home Office which is the department in the UK government that is responsible for managing immigration and visa applications has been accused of illegal racial profiling of UK immigrants after its officials were seen stopping and questioning every non white person at several train and underground stations about their right to remain in UK. The operations occurred on Thursday 1st August 2013 at Kensal Green and Cricklewood tube stations in north-west London and at Walthamstow and Stratford tube stations in east London. ...
 
 
The current Immigration minister of Canada Jason Kenney will take new position as a minister for social development and employment. The change happens after Prime Minister Stephen Harper decided to reshuffle his cabinet on 15th July 2013. ...
 
 
A spokesman for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has said that the recent introduction of visa rules that require Indian citizens to pay the so called immigration bonds when they apply for UK visa are a matter of concern because the may hurt the commercial relationships between the two countries. According to the new changes all UK visitors from countries that are deemed as high risk will be required to pay bonds that will ensure that they will not overstay their visas. ...
 
 
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called for an election on 7 September. He wants to capitalize on the rising support for the liberal party since he took the leadership position from the previous Prime Minster Julia Gillard. ...
 
 
On Monday the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg joined civil activists and tech leaders and spoke in favor of overhauling the country's immigration system. According to him the issue of immigration reform is not important only for the Silicon Valley but for the whole country. ...
 
 
Canada has welcomed a record number of international students during 2013. For the first time the country issued more than 100 000 student permits. ...
 
 
On 6th of August the Canadian government will open new visa centre in the Bulgarian capital city Sofia. The centre will process visa application from Bulgarian citizens for both tourist and residential visas. ...
 
 
A new joint tourist visa between UK and Ireland has been discussed by the immigration experts form both countries. Its aim will be to attract more visitors particularly from China. ...
 
 
The Dean of the prestigious Canadian University McGill has said that the recent strike among immigration officials may prevent some students from successfully enrolling for the new study year which begins in September. The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) has been holding a series of days of industrial action since June 6th. ...
 
 
A South African chef, who is currently living in New Zealand may be deported because of his weight. He arrived in New Zealand in 2007 when he was weighting 30 kg more than now. ...
 
 
Australian High Commissioner to Dhaka Greg Wilcock has stated that asylum seekers who come to the country without visa will not be allowed to settle in Australia. He came up with the declaration while addressing a press briefing at his Dhaka residence on Monday. ...
 
 
On 22 July the Australian Government has announced that it will introduce simplified procedures of visa application and registration for Ukrainian citizens. The new rules will apply for people who visit the country for both touristic and business purposes. ...
 
 
The prospects for the new comprehensive immigration reform that was adopted by the US senate last month seem to be fading away. In order to become an actual law the bill must pass through the House of Representatives which is controlled by the Republicans. ...