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More than a third of British degree students looking to study overseas

More than a third of British degree students looking to study overseas
Spurred on by a sense of adventure and the decidedly lower cost of degree courses at overseas universities, increasing numbers of British students are packing their bags. Results of a recent survey by the British Council have revealed that 37 per cent of degree course students are considering universities in the USA, Australia and several...

Australia currency falls spell property bargains for immigrants

Australia currency falls spell property bargains for immigrants
For those planning to migrate to Australia, the 33 per cent drop in the AU$ against the pound sterling over the last year could result in a brand new home at a bargain price. It’s no surprise that, in February, enquiries from abroad about property for sale in Australia increased ten-fold over January’s figures, with Melbourne, Sydney...

Too many cooks spoil Australia?s skilled migration programme

Too many cooks spoil Australia?s skilled migration programme
Australia’s much vaunted highly skilled migration programme is being called into question after cooks and hairdressers were awarded more visas than workers in any other group. The programme is supposedly intended to target the most essential skills for the nation as a whole, but two of the top five categories for visa numbers aren’t...

Aussie immigration minister to personally decide cancellations of visas

Aussie immigration minister to personally decide cancellations of visas
Following the stopping of the deportation of a New Zealand criminal after it was decided that the man would have resettlement problems in his home country, Scott Morrison will now take responsibility for all visa cancellation orders. An Administrative Appeals Tribunal ruled that Kiwi Sean Gabriel, involved in five violent robberies in...

Canada urged to prioritise skilled immigrant approvals

Canada urged to prioritise skilled immigrant approvals
Ontario businesses waiting for approvals of skilled immigrant visas are concerned that much-needed expertise may be lost to Australia due to extended visa processing times. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is pressing immigration authorities to expedite approvals of skilled worker visas, saying that Australia is processing their versions...

Murdoch News Corp face lawsuit for racism against Kiwi migrants

Murdoch News Corp face lawsuit for racism against Kiwi migrants
News Corp, owned by controversial media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is under fire for racist comments about Kiwi immigrants in several of its newspapers and may be sued by Kiwi rights group OzKiwi. Last Saturday, the Northern Territory News, the Brisbane Courier Mail and several other papers under the News Corp umbrella ran articles describing...

Kiwi emigration to Australia up by 40 per cent

Kiwi emigration to Australia up by 40 per cent
Economic migration from New Zealand to Australia has increased by at least 40 per cent since the global financial meltdown, with jobless Kiwis flocking to Australia to find work. New Zealand is estimated to have lost 12 per cent of its population to its northern neighbour, as those with a clean police record are allowed to enter Australia...

Brisbane immigrant family fights deportation due to autistic son

Brisbane immigrant family fights deportation due to autistic son
A professional immigrant family living in Brisbane are fighting against a deportation order given because their son has autism. Enamul Kabir and his wife Siuly migrated to Australia from Bangladesh with their son Srijon for a better life, arriving five years ago. Enamul, a doctor of mathematics and his wife, a doctor in biomedical...

Battle to save asylum seeker baby and his family from deportation

Battle to save asylum seeker baby and his family from deportation
A Rohingyan refugee family detained on offshore Nauru processing centre were recently transferred to a Brisbane hospital to allow the heavily pregnant wife to give birth by Caesarean section and to receive treatment for her diabetes. Two weeks later, the family and the newborn are still in detention and awaiting deportation back to Nauru...

UK expats ditch Europe for new retirement havens

UK expats ditch Europe for new retirement havens
According to a recently released report, would-be expats are planning their retirements in English-speaking countries rather than the former sun, sea and sand European hotspots. Up until now, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France have been the destinations of choice for a huge number of Britons seeking to escape the worsening weather,...