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Priority processing available for Australian skilled migration visas

19:14 11/07/2012
Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, has announced from 1 July 2012, new priority processing arrangements will be in place for certain skilled migration visas. The...

Australia creates skilled migration advisory council

10:49 09/07/2012
Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has announced the creation of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration (MACSM) which will provide the Australian government with expert advice...

Australia's Skilled Graduate visa scheme to be expanded

16:06 18/06/2012
International students studying in Australia will in future be eligible to apply for work visas lasting two to four years after they graduate from an Australian university under immigration rules to...

Fast-track citizenship for family members of Australian Defence Force personnel

18:00 13/06/2012
T he Australian government will fast-track Australian citizenship for partners and a greater number of family members of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel, announced Australian Minister for...

Australian immigration introduces new investor visa

15:09 01/06/2012
Australia is encouraging wealthy immigrants to move to the country with the announcement of a new visa called the Significant Investor visa. The new visa will grant visas to immigrants who can make...

4.5 million people have become Australian citizens since 1949

10:53 23/05/2012
Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen announced this month that 4.5 million people have gained Australian citizenship since the first citizenship ceremony in 1949. Bowen...