In the media
New pilot visa to boost Australian
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection announces Australia will benefit from increasing Chinese tourism through a new pilot ten year visitor visa. A landmark Free Trade Agreement with China was signed today by the Minister for Trade and Investment and the Chinese Commerce Minister (17 June 2015). More...
Migration Trends report highlights migration
Australia's Migration Trends 2013–14 report released today shows more than 207,900 migrants settled permanently in Australia in 2013–14. India remained the main source country for migrants with almost 40,000 Indian nationals migrating to Australia in 2013–14. Australia granted 290,000 student visas in 2013-14 (17 June 2015). More...
Australia and Slovenia sign a work and holiday
Slovenia has been added to a list of countries to have signed a reciprocal agreement with Australia allowing young people to work and holiday in each other's countries. The arrangement signed will allow people aged 18 to 30 years to travel to each other's country for one year and undertake short-term work and study under the Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visa (16 June 2015). More...
New International Student Visa Framework a win for
Assistant Minister for Education and Training, has welcomed today's announcement of a new, simplified international student visa framework (SSVF) to support Australia's international education sector. This new model will achieve greater equity in student visa arrangements, and delivers benefits to a broader range of education institutions, including VET providers (16 June 2015). More...
Investing in Australia's future – Changes to business and investment migration The Business Innovation and Investment Programme (BIIP) was created to attract high quality investors and entrepreneurs to Australia. It currently includes the Investor visa, the Business Innovation visa, and the Significant Investor visa (SIV). From 1 July 2015 it will also include the Premium Investor visa (PIV) (18 June 2015). More... More...
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, Feb 2015 (cat no. 3401.0) Published 12 June 2015.
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