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Coalition to reboot significant investor visa
The Coalition government has announced a review will be undertaken
to reboot the significant investor visa (SIV) programme. The
significant investor visa programme is designed to facilitate
migration of investment migrants who are willing to invest a
minimum of $5 million in a complying investment in Australia over
at least a four year period (07 March 2014). More...
$155m from business & investor migration to rebuild
The NSW Government has been actively promoting the Significant
Investor Visa in key overseas markets like China and were the first
to develop a ready-to-go designated investment vehicle for the
Significant Investor Visa in the form of NSW Waratah Bonds. So far
52 NSW nominated applicants have had their Significant Investor
Visa approved by the Commonwealth (07 March 2014).
Half price public transport for international students
in Melbourne, Victoria from 2015
Victoria is set to become an even more attractive destination for
overseas students through a new scheme that offers a 50 per cent
discount on annual public transport tickets for international
students. International students can also receive a free Culture
Card and the Study Melbourne website (06 March 2014).
Visa provisions for Ukrainian nationals
Given the volatile situation in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Julie
Bishop and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison today announced visa
provisions to allow Ukrainian nationals in Australia to temporarily
remain while their nation is under threat (05 March 2014).
Landmark policy to measure success of multicultural
affairs and citizenship in Victoria
Dr Napthine joined Minister for Multicultural Affairs and
Citizenship Nicholas Kotsiras last night to launch Victoria's
Advantage – Unity, Diversity, Opportunity, a landmark
Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Policy. The policy focuses on
three major themes: Maximising the Benefits of our Diversity;
Citizenship, Participation and Social Cohesion; and Responsive and
Accessible Services (04 March 2014).
Illegal Unregistered "Migration Agent"
Conviction Welcome, but More Needed
The MIA urges the Government to improve consumer protections with
further action against illegal unregistered "agents".
While unregistered practice is illegal in Australia, offshore
"agents" are able to operate with impunity. In New
Zealand, all paid domestic and international migration advisors
must be registered (04 March 2014). More...
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Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Jan
Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics: 11 March 2014
Trend estimates: Short-term visitor arrivals during January 2014
(558,700 movements) increased 0.8% compared with December 2013
(554,400 movements). This followed a monthly increase of 1.0% in
November and an increase of 0.9% in December 2013. The current
trend estimate for arrivals is 8.7% higher than in January 2013.
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The Federal Court handed down the largest court imposed fine for breaching subclass 457 visa sponsorship obligations.
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