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Australia and New Zealand Immigration News

Australian immigration highest for a decade

9:43 12/01/2005
With over 111,000 people arriving and settling, 2003-2004 saw the highest number of migrants and refugees coming to Australia in ten years, according to Australia's Department of Immigration and...

Australia - faster visa processing for tsunami survivors

10:43 07/01/2005
Australia's Department of Immigration is to prioritize the processing of temporary visas for people from areas affected by the Asian tsunami, the Australian national broadcaster the ABC reported...

Australia - asylum numbers lowest in decade

16:25 06/01/2005
The number of people seeking asylum in Australia is the lowest in ten years, reports The Advertiser newspaper. According to the last official figures available, in 2002-2003 a total of 12,525...

Australian Migration Visas - New procedures for Poles

19:06 03/01/2005
Citizens and residents of Poland migrating to Australia will have to settle their visa formalities in Berlin from now on, according to the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous...

New Zealand - Visa waivers for new EU states

14:46 29/12/2004
Prime Minister Helen Clark announced Dec. 27 that New Zealand isextending visa-free arrangements to six new European Union memberstates, whose citizens have until now required tourist visas to...

New Zealand Skills shortage lists released

12:22 29/12/2004
The lists that contain the occupations where there are immediate andlong-term shortages of skilled workers were released today by theDepartment of Labor (Workforce). The Long Term Skill Shortage List...