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Trump says ‘much can be learned’ from Australia’s immigration policy. Migrants subjected to it have set themselves on fire

(CNN)United States President Donald Trump has found the one immigration policy more controversial than his own, and endorsed it. Amid heightened media scrutiny over the tragic fate of a father and daughter who died on the US-Mexico border, Trump tweeted pictures of four fliers distributed by the Australian government warning migrants away from attempting to […]
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‘Too few cooks’: Chefs demand cuts to visa red tape

For leading restaurants weighed down by restrictive and inefficient visa regulations, it may be a case of too few cooks spoil the broth. Chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan said a shortage of chefs and waitstaff in the hospitality industry made businesses such as his reliant on foreign workers. This included South Korean chef Carlos Byeon, […]
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Coalition abandons tougher English test for migrants

This time last year, the Coalition was said to be considering a basic English test for all new permanent migrants amid concerns that by 2021, more than one million ­people in Australia could have ­little or no English skills: The move to consider mandating English language tests beyond citizenship applicants and apply a basic conversational language […]
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Visa Application Fee Increases 2019

From 1 July 2019, there will be an increase in visa application charges The Department of Home Affairs has announced that a 5.4 percent Visa Application Charges (VAC) increase in fees will apply to applications made on or after 1 July 2019 on most visa subclasses.  Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July 2019 Student $575 $606 General Skilled Migration $3,755 $3,958 […]
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Good news for South Africans interested in emigrating to Australia

The Australian government will be launching two new skilled regional visa routes this year, opening the door to more South Africans who want to make the move. According to Sable International’s Sam Hopwood, there are currently over 600 eligible occupations available to migrants willing to work in regional Australia. These occupations are consistent with skills needed in […]
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Australia dominates for HNWI inflows in 2018

Australia was the top country worldwide for HNWI inflows in 2018, beating out its main rival the US for the 4′-11 year running. Popular places for them to move to in Australia included: Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Perth, and Brisbane. Possible reasons for Australia ‘s popularity among migrating HNWls: The safety of the […]
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