Australia immigration: Rival Melbourne rallies spark clashes

Australian police have used pepper spray to break up clashes between two rival groups battling over race and immigration in Melbourne. Demonstrators in a march against racism clashed with protesters against immigration, with hundreds of police trying to keep them apart. Several people were arrested for rioting and assaulting police. Police condemned the behaviour of…

What is subclass 489 in Australian Immigration?

Australian immigration is getting popular with more and more people being attracted towards the sound economy and quality living standards there. Australian government itself is inviting skilled workers to live and work there. Pakistanis are also entertained in the process. Australia is a country rich in resources but the government is facing lack of workforce…

Difference between subclass 190 and 489

For you to know about what is the difference between subclass 190 and 489, it’d be a bit necessary for you to initially know about the brief definition of subclass 489 and 190. Subclass 489 It is a way for applying on Australian immigration, in this way you can get the eligibility to travel in…

Guardian Visas for Australia Have Conditions Attached

Foreign citizens in Australia to look after youngsters under the age of 18 are being reminded that they must tell officials of any change of status. People with a Guardian visa (subclass 580) have certain conditions attached to their visa to ensure the nominated student has appropriate welfare arrangements in place at all times as…

ANZ says fading AAA allure could send $A towards US50¢

The Australian dollar remains overvalued, and could head towards US50¢ as it loses its de facto safe-haven status, according to research from ANZ Banking. Foreign exchange strategist Daniel Been says despite a gradual 35 per cent decline against the US dollar in the last five years, the Aussie is still trading higher than fundamentals would normally allow. On Wednesday…

Student Guardian visa holders wanting to leave Australia temporarily

If you have a Guardian visa (subclass 580), you have certain conditions attached to your visa to ensure your nominated student(s) has appropriate welfare arrangements in place at all times as they are under the age of 18. You can enter and leave Australia during the term of the visa, but you cannot leave Australia…

Australian and NZ expats must now pay UK health surcharge

Expat from Australia and New Zealand in the UK are now subject to the country’s health surcharge under changes announced to make the NHS cost burden fairer. Nationals from these two countries had been exempt from the £200 per person charge which was introduced for non-European Union citizens a year ago, but from 06 April…

Dutton’s comments divide in an effort to conquer

Why on an issue as sensitive as refugees do Coalition ministers seek out differences rather than emphasis unity? Why on an issue as sensitive as refugees do Coalition ministers seek out differences rather than emphasise unity? Is it because they would – for base political purposes – prefer the issue to consensus? Barrie Cassidy writes….

Australian PM faces fallout over minister’s ‘xenophobic’ refugee claim

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in the midst of a tight election campaign, came under fire on Thursday for backing his immigration minister over claims resettling “illiterate and innumerate” refugees would strain the social safety network. Opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten labeled Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s comments “xenophobic”, while refugee advocates such as an…

Australian demining expert killed in Iraq

An Australian demining expert has been killed by an explosion in Iraq. He was working for the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action, a non-profit group based in Geneva. He was defusing an explosive device left by the so-called Islamic State group when its fighters were driven out of Kirkuk in the north of the country,…