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Australian Immigration Department in World Leaders' Security Breach

15:32 15/04/2015
The personal details of world leaders including Cameron, Merkel, Modi, Obama and Putin, were accidentally sent to Asian Cup football tournament organisers. Despite the security breach, the Australian...

Australia launches new pilot visa programme for Indian visitors

13:28 31/01/2015
A new pilot visa programme has been launched this month to make it easier for business and tourist visitors from India to apply for a visa by allowing them to apply online for a visa to travel to...

Serco wins 5-year Australian immigration contract

18:11 22/01/2015
The company that runs Australia's immigration detention centres has been awarded a further five-year contract, despite concerns about its conduct at centres it currently manages. Serco, which has...

New extended period for Australian Subclass 400 Temporary Work visa

9:37 30/12/2014
Temporary workers in Australia can in some circumstances now apply for a Subclass 400 visa for an increased period of six months. Previously the maximum period of stay was three months. These changes...

Australian immigration system subject to widespread visa fraud

11:53 10/09/2014
The Australian immigration system is said to be in disarray, after documents leaked last month show that the system has been subject to widespread fraud for a number of years. The documents, which...

Australian immigration boom may have peaked

10:48 16/05/2014
Australian immigration may have peaked, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Net inward migration in the year to March 2014 stood at 380,910. This is slightly...

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