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Australia and New Zealand Immigration News

Australian 457 visa holders filling country's digital skills gaps

10:49 10/03/2016
Australia's migrant digital workforce has a ten times higher percentage of 457 visa holders, than the national average. The findings, which come from an AIMIA salary survey, show that 10% of...

Australia's Seasonal Worker Visa Program Extended due to 'Lazy' Youth

12:08 03/03/2016
The Australian government has extended the country's Seasonal Worker Visa Program (subclass 416) to include cattle, sheep, grain, and mixed industries. The announcement to extend the programme comes...

Australian Working Holiday Visa Tax to Go Ahead

11:46 01/03/2016
The Australian government has resisted calls to scrap the so-called 'backpacker tax', which is set to come into force in July 2016. Despite strong opposition from Australian farmers and tourism...

Increasing concerns about Irish overstaying their visas in Australia

15:28 09/02/2016
There are increasing numbers of Irish citizens remaining in Australia after their visas expire. Some Irish nationals who are no longer in work simply cannot afford the flight and resettlement costs...

Increased number of Australian 457 visas issued in Tasmania

10:15 09/02/2016
Figures released by Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection show that the number of 457 visas being issued to foreign workers has increased by 40 per cent across the state of...

Australian skilled immigration study on Immigrant Partners

10:30 27/01/2016
A newly published labour force study, funded by Australia's federal government, has found that the Australian skilled immigration system is failing skilled migrant women who have emigrated as the...

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