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Department of Immigration and Citizenship

457 Work Visas a popular option for Australian employers

14:49 01/12/2010
Australia's temporary employment-based immigration scheme, the Subclass 457 work visa , is a very useful visa category for Australian employers who wish to hire overseas workers. Recent statistics...

Australia Immigration announces ACT State Migration Plan

13:53 10/11/2010
Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen and Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Jon Stanhope have announced the ACT State Migration Plan, part of an initiative to attract skilled...

Australian Citizenship Day Celebrated

19:19 29/09/2010
More than 3600 people from 118 countries became citizens at 68 ceremonies across Australia as part of Australian Citizenship Day on 17 September 2010. Chris Bowen, Minister for Immigration and...

Most popular Australian immigration destinations

19:24 22/12/2009
Recently the Department of Immigration and Citizenship announced that the most popular immigration destinations in Australia for the period 2008 to 2009 are New South Wales and Victoria. Australian...

Funding of Australian National Migrant Statistics Unit to continue

11:21 20/07/2009
On 16 July 2009 the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced that the National Migrant Statistics Unit (NMSU) established in July 2006...

Australia celebrates Constitution day with citizenship ceremonies

18:31 19/07/2009
On 9 July 170 people from more than 40 countries became Australian citizens in ceremonies across the country. "On the occasion that marks Australia 's creation as a nation, it is fitting to celebrate...