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  • Easing Australian visa restrictions to the UK has become a hot topic among Westminster MPs Source: news.com.au AUSTRALIA’S push to ease visa restrictions on entering the UK has been debated in Westminster for the first time in seven years amid a report showing thousands of Aussies were being forced to leave the UK and or […]

  • Selective immigration might bring greater benefits to economy Source: THE AUSTRALIAN | Adam Creighton “IF 100,000 French people of Spanish origin were to leave, I would never say that France is not France any more. But if 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France. The French Republic will be judged a failure,” said France’s Barcelona-born […]

  • Focusing on a safer Sydney for international students Source: NSW Police Yesterday Police hosted an expert forum to share ideas and discuss ongoing improvements to the safety, well-being and experience of international students in Sydney. The International Education Provider Forum provided an opportunity for Education institutions, Government officials, and International education service providers to discuss […]

  • Partner visa application charge (VAC) to increase by thousands of dollars from 1 January 2015. The department of immigration will charge 50 per cent more for partner visa application fees from next year, according to a recent media release by DOHA. A check on the charges using DOHAs online visa charge calculator however shows that […]

  • Australian university graduates earn the biggest salaries Graduates from prestigious universities earn more over their lifetime By Alexandra Hansen, The Conversation Graduates from the prestigious Group of Eight and technology universities earn more than graduates from the lesser known and regional universities over their lifetime. A new analysis released by the Grattan Institute found that bachelor-degree […]

  • Academy Awards For UNSW Scientists Source: University of New South Wales Three UNSW researchers have been awarded prestigious Australian Academy of Science medals for their outstanding research in mathematics and quantum physics. The Academy presents the annual awards to recognise scientific excellence by a range of researchers, from those in the early stages of their careers […]

  • Australian universities climb Times world rankings Source: Amy McNeilage, Sydney Morning Herald Australia’s top universities have continued their rise in world rankings in the latest league table from Times Higher Education. Australia’s universities have climbed up the world rankings, with almost every top institution improving its standing on last year. Eight Australian universities made the top […]

  • Australia’s 2015-16 Migration Programme Every year, government considers a range of factors in setting migration levels for the next year.  The Australian public’s views on the optimal size and composition of the permanent migration programme are very important in this process.  To help set 2015-16’s programme, a discussion paper provides a broad starting point for […]

  • Australia and Israel sign a new Work and Holiday visa arrangement On 22 October 2014, Australia and Israel announced that a new Work and Holiday Memorandum of Understanding was signed, establishing a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement between our two countries. This arrangement, when brought into effect, will allow up to 500 […]

  • Australia and Portugal sign a new work and holiday visa arrangement On 25 September 2014, Australia and Portugal announced that a new Work and Holiday arrangement for youth mobility was signed, establishing a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement between our two countries. This arrangement, when brought into effect, will allow up to […]

  • Scam website – work4australia.com We have become aware of a fraudulent website work4australia.com that claims to provide genuine migration services to Australia. The scam is an offer of a five-year eVisa with a USD4700 fee. It directs individuals to travel to Thailand, where a representative from the supposed organisation receives the payment and provides travel documents […]

  • DOHAs Secret Assessment Criteria – DOHA Exposed! The DOHA has been exposed today for it’s secret risk assessment program used to assess Partner 820 visa applications. Peter Bollard of Lewis and Bollard released today in his newsletter a little known assessment criteria uncovered in a MRT review application they were representing this year. This assessment […]