Australia at odds with Pacific neighbors over harsh immigration policy

SYDNEY  Lawyers for 850 asylum seekers held in a controversial detention center in Papua New Guinea said on Friday they planned to seek potentially billions of dollars in compensation, as Australian officials prepared to travel to PNG for emergency talks. PNG announced this week the closure of the detention center it operates on behalf of…

Migration to Australia

About Australia Australia has a warm sunny climate, which means outdoor dining and a huge variety of sports are part of the Australian way of life.As the 6th largest country in the world, Australia is 50% larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world. Approximately 85% of Australians occupying only 1%…

Free Employment Services for Newly Arrived Migrants

Specialist Migrant Services celebrates its 15,000th client. Jason, a State Nominated Provisional 489 visa holder, was registered on the 17th December 2015 making him the 15,000 client of SMS. While state nominated skilled migrants have skills that are in demand, nomination doesn’t guarantee them a job. They must compete for work with other potential employees….

Overseas Born Australians at Its Highest in over 120 Years

The number of overseas born Australians is currently at its highest point in over a century of migration, with latest statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirming over 28% of the Australian population were born overseas. “Australia has traditionally had a high proportion of migrants, but we’ve now hit a peak not seen…

All About Australian Immigration

Australia is the 6th largest country in the world according to area. It has population of 7.69 million square kilometers. Many people who live overseas are trying to get Australian immigration because of its massive advantages.

Australians overwhelmingly support immigration, but not ‘illegals’

A new poll shows Australians strongly support immigration, with nearly nine in 10 people thinking immigrants improve Australian society. That support rapidly dwindles, however, when it comes to those who don’t arrive via official channels with almost 50 per cent of those polled saying stronger measures should be taken to “exclude illegal immigrants”. An annual poll conducted by the…

Immigration cancels 11,000 visas of non-genuine students

Immigration authorities have cancelled almost 11,000 visas of non-genuine students in the year ending June, an increase of more than a third compared with the previous corresponding period. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection cancelled 10,949 student visas between the start of July last year and the end of June this year, compared with…

Huge Demand For Foreign Investors And Entrepreneurs In Australia

As part of the innovation package from the Australian Government, the government has announced the modifications to its Investment Visa, introduction of latest Entrepreneur Visa and levying tax incentives for the investors in the startup firms. These announcements are part of innovation initiatives that would help the foreign investors for investing in the technology sector…

WORKER EXPLOITATION IS DAMAGING THE MIGRANT SETTLEMENT PROCESS

Migrants and refugees are amongst the most vulnerable minority groups in Australia. Some of those who have come to Australia in search of a more secure lifestyle, have instead become trapped in jobs that have salaries well under the minimum wage. These workers often have limited proficiency in English and are scared to lodge a…

Australian government could save $2.9bn by closing detention centres

Parliamentary Budget Office crunches numbers on Greens election policy to shut down centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island Closing down offshore immigration detention centres and moving asylum seekers to the mainland for processing in the community would save the federal government $2.9bn. The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has crunched the numbers on…

Top 10 reasons to migrate to Australia

Australia is a great place to live, work, and raise a family, but what are the top 10 reasons people migrate to Australia? Following is a list of the some of the best things that continue to bring people to our shores. 1. Career opportunities Australia’s economy has proven to be resilient through the global…

The Working Holiday Maker visa programme

Australia’s Working Holiday Maker visa programme is a great way for young people aged 18-30 to have an extended holiday in Australia and earn money through short-term employment. There are two types of Working Holiday Maker visas: Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) and Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462). The visa you should apply for…