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UKs hardest working dad emigrates to Australia

UKs  hardest working dad emigrates to Australia
As reported by Express, the UK’s hardest working dad has left with his wife and twelve children because they say the future at home is now too bleak for their family. Dave and Jackie Jones arrived in Australia yesterday, hoping that it offers them opportunities not available in the UK. Dave, 42, pledges to do the best for his kids,...

Emigrant graduates cost Australia 450 million dollars in HECS

Emigrant graduates cost Australia 450 million dollars in HECS
As reported by The Conversation, university graduates from Australia who move abroad to work for extended periods have deprived the nation of nearly $450 million of unpaid HECS debts ever since the payment programme was introduced in 1989. A study by Australian National University research scientists Tim Higgins and Bruce Chapman (who...

Australian Immigration Minister criticises Training Minister

Australian Immigration Minister criticises Training Minister
As reported by The West, Chris Bowen, Australian Immigration Minister, has criticised Training Minister Peter Collier for "making undeliverable promises” while attempting to entice 150,000 skilled workers from Ireland to WA. Mr Bowen's reproach came after Ireland’s Government called Australia's visa requirements a "major...

Australia to treat all immigration asylum claims in same way

Australia to treat all immigration asylum claims in same way
As reported by The Australian, all asylum-seekers who arrive in Australia via boat starting from Saturday will have their papers treated similarly as those arriving via plane. Chris Bowen, Australian Immigration Minister, said that starting on Saturday, Labour would enact a single system for treating visa applications. This will enable...

Proposed reforms for Aussie work holiday immigration

Proposed reforms for Aussie work holiday immigration
According to Migration Expert, the Australian Tourist Export Council (ATEC) has written a report to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship urging the federal government to pass five major policy changes to a visa category, claiming the reforms could potentially raise Australia's GDP by nearly $275 million within a decade. The...

Immigration visa changes won by Australian skilled labourers

Immigration visa changes won by Australian skilled labourers
According to Australia Network News, the Australian government has created a new policy which will allow skilled migrants to more easily become permanent residents of Australia. Chris Bowen, Immigration Minister, says the reform will simplify the immigration process for those holding 457 visas which grant temporary job rights, allowing...

Canada to receive 6000 Irish emigrants

Canada to receive 6000 Irish emigrants
As reported by Inside Ireland, nearly 6,000 Irish citizens will emigrate to Canada in 2012, following a visit earlier this week by a delegation of Western Canadians to Ireland on a recruitment campaign. The delegation said the demand for certain skills is now very great, as Canada is in open competition with Australia for Irish workers....

New programme targets Australian immigrant engineers

New programme targets Australian immigrant engineers
As reported by Migration Expert, a new programme focusing on technical training, workplace culture, job-finding skills and communication will be offered to immigrant engineers from Australia. The new programme will be carried out by a partnership between Engineers Australia and Navitas Workforce Solutions. Currently, only 50% of...

Australian immigration sees rise in short stay visa applications

Australian immigration sees rise in short stay visa applications
As reported by Work Permit, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship reported an increase in short-term business trips in 2011. New reports show that more than 120,000 applications were submitted for short stay business visas (456 subclass) during the last quarter of 2011. Any holder of the 456 subclass visa can remain in...

Australian Northern Territory welcomes migrants

Australian Northern Territory welcomes migrants
As reported by Australia Magazine, immigrants to Australia will be given a warm welcome in the country’s Northern Territory after the approval of a new agreement. The Chamber of Commerce of Australia’s Northern Territory claims that the new regional migration deal will be especially helpful for smaller businesses which lose workers over...