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Australian immigration minister launches combined Border Force

19:59 15/05/2014
The Australian immigration minister Scott Morrison has announced 'sweeping changes' to the way Australia defends its borders. The principle innovation is the creation of the Australian Border Force (...

Australia should make it easier for Chinese to get visas, says Casino boss

16:02 24/04/2014
James Packer, a wealthy Australian businessman who owns a chain of casinos, has said that the Australian government should make it easier for Chinese visitors to get Australian tourist visas. Mr...

Australian immigration say student visa applications up

18:32 19/03/2014
More than 74,000 international students applied for Australian student visas in the three months to September 2013, according to Australian immigration. This is the highest figure for four years and...

Wealthy Chinese migrants forsake Canada for Australia

16:39 21/02/2014
Chinese nationals have lodged more than 90% of applications for the new Australian Significant Investor Visa since it opened in November 2012. The Significant Investor Visa allows wealthy foreign...

England cricket writers forced to leave Australia by visa expiry

16:44 11/02/2014
Three English cricket writers were forced to leave Australia before the end of England's disastrous cricket tour because their visas had expired. The men, John Etheridge of The Sun, Paul Newman of...

Australian immigration force accused of breaching refugee treaty

15:06 28/01/2014
Indonesia is investigating claims from asylum seekers that Australian border guards intercepted boats sailing from Indonesian waters attempting to reach Australian territory; they then forced the...

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