In the media
Australia's new immigration minister reveals visa
Australia's new Immigration Minister David Coleman has flagged a revamp of regional visas, saying some towns are begging for migrants. Currently, there are several visas available to migrants to fill skills shortages in rural and regional Australia (26 September 2018). More...
Government dumps farm labour visa plan
The Federal Government has dumped plans for a new farm labour visa to fill a huge gap in the rural workforce. The National Farmers Federation and other groups have been urging the federal government to introduce a special agricultural visa, which would allow a greater flow of foreign workers for jobs such as fruit picking and packing (26 September 2018). More...
Malaysian visitors denied entry to Australia in
crackdown on tourist visa abuse
It is getting harder for genuine Malaysian tourists to enter Australia thanks to previous cases of people rorting the system. A spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs confirmed Malaysia held the top spot for the most visa rorters, followed by China, USA, UK and India (24 September 2018). More...
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