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Australia will strengthen ties with US

Australian Government has as its main goal to strengthen the cultural and the economic ties with United States. The plan includes attracting more American students, skilled workers and trades people who want to work in OZ. Currently United States is the larges source for foreign direct investment in Australia. The American investment for 2013 is […]

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2014 offers good job prospects for Australian immigrants

People who are looking for jobs in Australian during 2014 will have more options in comparison with the previous year. According to many local recruiting companies 2014 will be good year for jobs searching especially for such people, who feel that their present employers do not give them enough chances and those who need opportunities […]

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Increased immigration in Australia pushes up the property prices

Due to the increased levels of immigration the prices of the Australian property have increased by an average of 10% pushed up by the demand caused by newcomers, who arrive in the country from abroad. According to the real estate company UCHK Consulting which is an advisor of the Australian immigration department, to understand how […]

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Snoop Dogg receives Australian visa despite feminists’ protests

The famous rapper Snoop Dogg was given a temporary Australian visa for entertainments despite the campaign against him, therefore he will be able to perform at the Big Day Out festival which takes place in Gold Coast, Sydney in January every year. The campaing against Snoop Dogg was organized by various feminist leaders according to […]

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Australia wants to strengthen ties with USA

Australian Government has as its main goal to strengthen the cultural and the economic ties with United States. The plan includes attracting more American students, skilled workers and trades people who want to work in OZ. Currently United States is the larges source for foreign direct investment in Australia. The American investment for 2013 is […]

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Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship issues its annual report

According to the Australian Trade Union there are two multinational companies in the country that are abusing the 457 visa program. They are using it in order to employ Hungarian workers and pay the 40% less the market rate. The Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating the issue. On 14th November 2013, the ABC television network […]

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Macao and Australia sign Memorandum of Understanding on immigration cooperation

Yesterday was signed the first Memorandum of Understanding on Immigration Cooperation between Macau SAR. The agreement will come into effect during the next week and will facilitate the border exchange between the two countries. “Mostly [the memorandum] is aimed at providing training and capacity building, so that each of the immigration agencies can understand the […]

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Australian Department of Immigration has processed a record number of visa applications

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship has released its annual report for the year 2012-2013. According to the secretary of the Department the current year has been highlighted by an unprecedented change. The department has dealt with often unpredictable challenges in supporting the government to shape the country through managing permanent and temporary movements […]

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Australia will lower its student visa requirements

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship will change the current student visa rules in order to attract more students from what it considers as “high risk” countries such as China and India. According to the recommendations of the Review of the Student Visa Assessment Level Framework 2013 report which was released earlier this week, […]

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Canadian minister of immigration launches new startup visa programm

The Canadian Minister of Immigration Chris Alexander has launched a new startup visa program. The new visa will allow foreign entrepreneurs who want to form their start –up companies in Canada to receive visa for the country provided that they are able to find funding from Canadian venture capitalists. The new ‘Business Incubator Stream’ will […]

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