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Australian 457 visas criticised by Senate Committee

9:26 09/04/2016
The Australian Senate Committee says that there is exploitation of temporary foreign workers in Australia who enter the country under a range of schemes including the Seasonal Worker Program for...

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 Senate votes to save family visas

19:10 14/11/2014
We remind you that in September the Australian senate voted to save four visa classes which relate to family members. These visa categories had previously been discontinued from June 2014. Age...

Australian immigration criticised over cricketer's citizenship

11:18 03/03/2014
Australia's former immigration ministers Chris Bowen and Brendan O'Connor have been criticised for decisions to grant visas to a Pakistani asylum seeker, Fawad Ahmed, and to change the law so that Mr...

Australia opens new Visa Application Centre in Vanuatu

9:10 26/04/2012
Australian immigration has opened a new Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) for visa applicants in Vanuatu. The new AVAC is located on the ground floor of the Rossi Ocean Walk. This will make...

Australian Immigration confirms no special programs for Sri Lankans

11:17 29/05/2009
Australian immigration officials have stated that there are no special Australian programs for Tamil Sri Lankans or internally displaced people in the north of Sri Lanka. "We want to dampen...

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