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New report reveals the people of
A new report compiling data from the 2011 Census provides a key
statistical picture of our population and the make-up of our
migrant communities, Minister for Immigration and Border
Protection, the Hon Scott Morrison said today.
Key statistics reveal: 252 overseas places of birth represented in
the current Australian population, with England in top spot with
more than 900 000 people and New Zealand second with 483 000 and
the growing importance of Asian migration to Australia - in 2011,
there were 148 000 more people born in India, 112 000 more Chinese
and 51 000 more people born in the Philippines compared with 2006.
The People of Australia report, is a snapshot of a modern nation
attracting people from around the world including increased
migration from Asia (26 June 2014). More...
Migration agents' regulator to be
The Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA)
as an industry regulator will be the subject of an independent
review, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection,
Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash said today (24 June 2014). More...
Published – articles, papers, reports
Majority of Australia's recent migrants are
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Almost two thirds of Australia's 1.5 million recent migrants
and temporary residents were employed in 2013 and about 11 per cent
of recent migrants who have had a job in Australia had their first
job arranged before their arrival (30 June 2014).
State and territory migration summary – March
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
A report providing information on temporary visa grants and
permanent migration program outcomes at the state/territory and
statistical division level.
In practice and courts
More students eligible for simpler, faster
For the first time students enrolled in advanced diploma level
courses at low immigration risk providers will be able to access
streamlined visa processing (SVP) arrangements. It is expected that
the extension of SVP to low immigration risk providers offering
advanced diploma courses will commence in early 2015, pending
legislative changes (25 June 2014, immi blog).
Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of Types of
Fees or Charges
30/06/14 181R1732 - The instrument specifies that a credit card
surcharge is payable for payments made in relation to nomination
applications, sponsorship applications, visa evidence charge labels
and visa application charges where these payments are paid by
credit card. More...
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