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Australia and New Zealand Immigration News

Thousands of foreign workers expected to apply for Australian visas

18:54 05/11/2014
A new $6.8bn road contract could attract thousands of overseas workers to Australia. 457 Visas A job advert has already been posted for an immigration adviser to process 457-visas, suggesting that a...

Australian visit visa reforms may be required to attract more tourists

17:11 03/11/2014
The Australian Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) have said that visa reforms may be necessary in order to attract more Chinese tourists. The latest figures show that the number of Chinese visitors to...


18:45 27/10/2014
A new bill has been introduced by Australian Immigration minister Scott Morrison which aims to strengthen the character test system, which has not changed since 1999. The changes, if approved, would...

Australia: inspectors now checking if employers meet immigration laws

11:21 27/10/2014
According to a recent report, Fair Work inspectors are now checking the immigration status of employees. An amendment to the Migration Act passed in 2013, makes it an offence for Australian employers...

Finding jobs in Australia could become easier with proposed visa changes

17:07 14/10/2014
Proposed changes to the Subclass 457 Visa in Australia could mean that finding a job there will become easier. A government-commissioned report has criticised the Temporary Skilled Worker visa...

New 'Safe Haven' visa announced in Australia

13:29 06/10/2014
A new deal has been agreed in Australia between the Palmer United Party and Federal government to allow refugee families to live on mainland Australia. A new visa has been created called the Safe...