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The Canadian government has announced that Australian citizens will now be able to apply for a Canadian visa online. This is great news for Australians wishing to travel to Canada, as it will make the visa application process much simpler and easier. a canadian visa online, please visit: canada visa online. We encourage all Australians …

If you have ever traveled to the United States as a visitor, you may be familiar with ESTAs. ESTA is a US government program that allows you to complete an online form a few days before travel and pay a fee to confirm that you can enter the US without a visa (known as a …

Australia eases visa rules to address unprecedented labor shortage By Jeph Ajobaju, Editor-in-Chief Australia has eased visa rules to attract skilled foreign workers, joining Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore and other countries in seeking more immigrants to fill vacancies as as the global economy recovers from the pandemic. Australian states and territories …

Since the implementation of the Visa Waiver Program in 2009, Mexican nationals no longer need to obtain a visa from Mexico to visit New Zealand for up to 90 days on a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR MEXICAN CITIZENS). Visitors from Mexico visiting New Zealand will need an Electronic Travel Authorization …

Strong points The test assesses your English skills and what you know about Australia and Australian citizenship. Most applicants for citizenship by grant between the ages of 18 and 59 will need to attend an interview and take the citizenship test. To pass the test, you must answer 20 multiple-choice questions, answer 5 Australian values …

Deadline: 25 Sep 22 The Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe is seeking applications for its Harare Direct Aid Program 2022-2023 to support projects with a strong development and human rights focus that complement the wider aid priorities of Australia and contribute to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The Direct Assistance Program (DAP) is a flexible, …

Canberra, Australia – Refugees in Australia are stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s three-month-old government to keep its promise to give them permanent protection visas that would allow them to work, study and lead more normal lives . More than 1,000 refugees, advocates and activists converged on parliament on Tuesday to make their …

The first Afghan Muslim woman in parliament has called on the nation not to abandon Afghanistan a year after the capital Kabul fell to the Taliban. Senator The father of arrived in Australia after fleeing the Taliban in 1999, and 23 years later the talked about the dangers of allowing a resurgent Taliban to strip …

The family of a three-year-old girl say she is struggling to recover and will ‘never be the same’ after a naughty security guard exposed her penis during a shopping spree Christmas in Sydney. Mohammad Hassan Al Bayati, 33, was sentenced in Sydney’s Downing Center District Court on Friday afternoon, ending the long-running case that once …

Jason Clare, Australia’s Minister for Education and Youth, recently said visa applications for overseas teachers would be prioritized to help ease the country’s teacher shortage. On August 12, Clare hosted a roundtable with provincial ministers of education, teacher representatives, school principals and unions on how to address the national teacher shortage. He raised the idea …

The federal government’s jobs and skills summit has been dubbed an overpriced “talkfest” by farmers who fear their fruits will go unharvested due to a lack of pickers and packers. Key points: Industry groups say 172,000 workers are needed in Australia’s food supply chain Unions want more training opportunities for Australian workers Farmers say jobs …

Action by the Kiribati government to deport an Australian citizen and senior Kiribati judge married to the country’s opposition leader has been declared invalid and overturned by the Pacific island nation’s Court of Appeal, amid tensions between the executive and the judiciary continue to overflow. Lawyers for Australian David Lambourne, a former Kiribati Solicitor General …

A dramatic confrontation unfolded in Kiribati between the government and an Australian-born judge who worked in the country’s High Court. Key points: The row over an Australian-born Kiribati judge has highlighted the vulnerabilities of foreign judges in the Pacific The use of foreign judges in the Pacific began in colonial times and is still common …

Trigger Warning: The following article contains sensitive information that may be traumatic/offensive/disturbing to certain audiences. In a shocking incident, a 23-year-old student from Kurukshetra, Haryana ended his life by jumping into the Narwana side channel over the alleged delay in obtaining a visa for Canada . However, his visa arrived home a day after he …

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) ended its fiscal year 2022 (FY22) on a negative note by falling back into the red in its fourth quarter ended June 30, 2022 (4QFY22) with a net loss of 652 RM .52 million. It was profitable in the previous quarter (3QFY22), when it posted a net …

The response comes after Chinese media reported that imports could be suspended due to foot-and-mouth disease concerns. Australia and New Zealand said meat shipments to China were clearing customs normally despite reports from Chinese media about the ban on imports from the two countries. The Australian Financial Review newspaper said a Chinese media outlet had …

To mark Afghanistan’s National Day and the anniversary of the fall of Kabul, Fred Smith and his band, in conjunction with the Embassy of Afghanistan, will present Kabul sparrows, the latest iteration of Smith’s Afghan song cycle, at the National Press Club on Friday, August 19. Afghan Independence Day takes place on August 19 every …

A strong rebound in international travel demand to India is stifling Schengen visa application facilities at a number of European missions in New Delhi, forcing travelers to seek other more accessible holiday destinations. GTT Asia learns from industry sources that appointments for Schengen visa applications are fully booked until August. Appointments for Schengen visa applications …

AUSTRALIA is responding to our government’s call for visa waivers for citizens of the Solomon Islands by expediting visa processing and providing 3,000 permanent migration visas to its Pacific family each year. Speaking to the media today (9e August 2022) visiting Australian Minister for International Development and Pacific Defense Industry Minister, the Honorable Pat Conroy, …

Only nine nurses have applied to come to the country within the four weeks of a new residency visa, according to figures from the Department of Employment given to RNZ. Photo: 123rf Nurses said this was only a fraction of the staff required, but Health Minister Andrew Little said the proper July data would not …

Get Urgent Urgent Indian Visa Get Urgent Urgent Indian Visa by applying online at this https://www.indiavisa-online.org for any punctual and vital need. This can be required at the time of a death in the family, the illness of someone or a relative or the existence required in court. Government of India has made it easy …

The fair offers the opportunity to study at the best universities in the UK and Australia and address student concerns in the post-pandemic era A platform to meet university delegates from two countries on a single platform for foreign students applying for education. The education fair will provide students with all the information they need …

A Japanese billionaire who hosted an international conference attended by Scott Morrison last week received the Order of Australia from the Morrison government in one of his final acts. News.com.au can reveal that philanthropist Dr Handa Haruhisa celebrated his AO honor at a private investiture ceremony in Japan when Mr Morrison visited last week with …

The evening marks the final stage of the government’s reconnection plan, with visitors from non-visa-free countries and international students able to apply for visas to enter New Zealand, Tourism Minister Stuart Nash and the Immigration Minister Michael Wood. “Since April, visitors from our key markets such as Australia have been able to travel to …

Few countries have the views/size ratio of South Korea. You can get from one corner of the country to the other in just two and a half hours, and in between you’ll find mountain trails leading to Buddhist hermitages, super-spectacular K-Pop concerts, pubs serving artisan rice wines, enchanting bamboo forests and much more. Getting the …

The Australian government is set to grant transitional visas to displaced Ukrainians who arrive after the July 31 humanitarian visa deadline. The move comes after a previous two-week deadline extension, moving the day from July 14 to July 31. Before Thursday’s announcement, a policy created by the previous government meant that Ukrainians arriving after July …

By Micheleen Martin | Posted 4 hours ago As far as American viewers are concerned, with Eddie Munson in Season 4 of stranger things practically transformed Joseph Quinn from a barely recognizable character actor into a true pop culture icon. His epic rendition of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” made him an instant favorite among fans, …

Australia’s largest company can’t find workers. Specifically, skilled migrant workers. That’s the revelation from the chief financial officer of mining giant BHP – a bombshell he dropped on business leaders at a forum in Melbourne this week. David Lamont says the situation is not unique to BHP. It’s an Australia-wide problem, but it’s not exclusive …

An Australian student activist is facing seven years in prison after claiming a bomb threat was sent from a fake email address under his name to a Chinese embassy in the UK. Drew Pavlou, 22, had organized a “small peaceful demonstration” for human rights on Thursday and displayed the Uighur flag outside the Chinese embassy …

The US Open has apparently slammed the door on Novak Djokovic to take part in the final grand slam of the season despite the Serbian star being named to the tournament entry list. Fresh off his Wimbledon triumphDjokovic was under no illusions when asked if he would compete in the United States. Watch Tennis Live …

Actress and entrepreneur Dimples Romana paid a surprise visit to her daughter Callie who is studying aviation in Australia. The celebrity mum shared on her Instagram page today, July 19, her emotional reunion with her daughter through a short video. “@callieahmee is my firstborn, my rock, my anchor,” Romana said. “And ever since she left …

Tanushree Nath and Mohammadhossein Esmaeli live in two different parts of the world – Ms. Nath in Guwahati, India, while Mr. Esmaeli in Tehran, Iran. But for 18 months, they have both been following the same ritual. The first thing they do every morning is to visit the Home Office website to find out the …

Comment this story Comment Ferdinand Omanyala, 26, known as Africa’s fastest man, feared he could not compete at this week’s World Championships in Athletics in Eugene, Oregon, his sport’s most important event after the Olympic Games. Kenya’s African record holder, one of the fastest sprinters of all time, was due to fly to the United …

New Delhi: The Minister of State (MoS) for Trade and Industry, Ms Anupriya Patel, has highlighted the need for a speedy amendment of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement Regulations to end the taxation of Indian business offshore income by providing technical support. Ms Patel today held a meeting in New Delhi with the visiting Deputy …

Wayne Rooney has been unveiled as the new head coach of his former club in the United States, DC United. The 36-year-old left Derby County last month after a tumultuous period in which his own stock improved despite off-field chaos at the Rams, who were relegated to English League One. The former England, Manchester United …

Australian payment provider Live Payments, which has more than 11,000 merchants, has announced a new partnership with Visa to help small businesses and taxi operators accept digital payments securely and conveniently using technology. Visa. Live Payments says it will use Visa’s Tap to Phone technology to turn a merchant’s smartphone into a point-of-sale device. Participating …

Novak Djokovic admits his relationship with volatile Wimbledon opponent Nick Kyrgios has improved beyond recognition since the Australian publicly defended him despite having a canceled visa and being expelled from Down Under earlier this year. Not so long ago in 2020, after Djokovic organized the now infamous Adria Tour which led to several players contracting …

Joshua Bergamin is one of many Australians who don’t have to vote, but want to. Key points: There were more than 60,000 requests for absentee ballots abroad in the last election But only about 21,000 overseas postal votes were received by the AEC in time to be counted. Fewer embassies were open for face-to-face voting, …

IIn a parallel universe, Samu Kerevi could be a mainstay in the All Blacks midfield. At the age of seven, he was forced to flee a coup in the Solomon Islands and boarded a cargo plane bound for New Zealand. As fate would have it, however, the flight was diverted to Australia and although Kerevi …

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in June. Photo/Getty Images Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has arrived in Melbourne for a busy five-day schedule following her trip to Europe. Speaking to the media this afternoon at the MCG, Ardern said while New Zealand’s foreign policy had been “very cohesive”, the environment was …

Princess Cruises has announced an online contest through its social media offering the chance to win an eight-day cruise to Australia aboard the Majestic Princess for two guests. Departing November 12, 2022, cruise winners will stay in a balcony cabin, travel round-trip from Sydney and visit captivating destinations in Tasmania such as Hobart, Great Oyster …

The number of young New Zealanders and Spaniards who will be able to travel and work in each other’s countries has increased from 200 to 2,000 after a meeting between the leaders of the two countries. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Spanish President Pedro Sánchez holds up sports shirts. (Source: Fernando Calvo) By Katie Scotcher from …

It took a decade for Australian immigration authorities to process visa applications for Wendy Van Breda and her daughter Paige. Paige was 15 when the couple arrived in Australia in 2011. She is now 25. Last March, Wendy and Paige finally got an answer from the Home Office, but it wasn’t what they expected. Wendy …

Nabila (pseudonym) fled Afghanistan almost a year ago. As a public figure and advocate for women in her home country, she was targeted by the Taliban. One day, she received a note from the group, intended to precede her assassination. “When I got this message, I was shaking. I had to hide from my kids …

During his three-day visit, Mr Marles attended the Inaugural Meeting of Defense Ministers and met with several leaders and officials including India’s External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar. Beginning on June 20, it was Australia’s first high-level visit under the newly formed government. Strong points: Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Richard Marles visits …

Australian grape growers can now access an online tool to help them target the US market through the Australian Government’s Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) grant scheme, a component of the Agribusiness Expansion Initiative (ABEI). The US wine market tool is a jurisdictional map that can be filtered by wine laws, market structure, …

A couple who filed the required documents for the 887 visa in January 2021 said The Australian Financial Review Monday, they haven’t heard from the ministry since. “We are not considered for many jobs that we have experience and are qualified for because we have to be permanent residents or citizens to be considered,” the …

Residents were told to stay indoors and secure all doors and windows after a loss of control Fire continues to destroy a power plant in Wollongong. At 3pm today, emergency services were called to report a fire at the Yallah Transgrid substation on the Princess Highway, about 5km south of Dapto. More than 100,000 liters …

Mrs. O’CONNOR – Minister, I’m very interested in some of the articles that were written in The Examiner newspaper in April of this year by Nick Clark that relate to commercial talent visas that may be recommended by state governments or the federal government . I don’t know if you know the specifics, but in …

Novak Djokovic ‘faces US Open ban’ with no intention of relaxing US immigration rules requiring Covid vaccinations for travelers… but Russians ‘will be allowed to play’ as USTA doesn’t expect to any politically motivated ban Novak Djokovic was expelled from Australia before the start of the tournament at Melbourne Park in January He said in …

Travel June 12, 2022 10:48 p.m.3 minute read The Kaaba, Mecca: Tens of thousands of travelers from Australia and Europe fear losing their Hajj travel reservations. Photo / Getty Images, Jasmine Merdan A new eVisa process for international pilgrims intending to travel to Mecca has been met with frustration with thousands of travelers from Australia, …

After scoring an own goal by telling international students to ‘go home’ during the pandemic, Australia has doubled the damage with its work-based efforts to lure them back, a Sydney forum has heard. Group of Eight chief executive Vicki Thomson said competing countries had ‘rubbed their hands in joy’ over Australia’s ‘awkward and most unfortunate …

From left to right: WEBXPAY Project Manager Natalie Ferdinands, Business Development and Operations Manager Krishan Samarasinghe, Founder and CEO Omar Sahib with Visa Sri Lanka and Maldives Country Manager Avanthi Colombage and Visa Sri Lanka and Maldives Director Merchant Sales and Acquiring Nalin Dissanayake WEBXPAY, has partnered with …

A Chinese fighter jet intercepted an Australian surveillance plane and released metal shrapnel into the plane’s engine, the Australian Department of Defense said on Monday. A Chinese man J-16 fighter jet allegedly threw flares and ‘cut off the nose’ of an Australian P-8 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft while conducting routine surveillance in the South China Sea …

Resurrecting the nation’s reputation in the eyes of foreign parents could help Jane Coole patch the holes in her track record. Key points: As of May 15, there were 32,796 working holidaymakers in Australia Regional employers hope many more will return to help ease severe staff shortages Tourism expert says it will be important to …

The Immigration Gurus Private Limited is one of India’s best immigration companies and probably the leading name in all of Asia. Founded in 2014, the company is headquartered in Karnal, India. Very soon they will be launching their second branch in Nawanshahr, Punjab, India. Work Visa, Visitor Visa and Student Visa for Canada, UK, New …

A New Zealander who raided a Sydney car dealership on a ‘little crime spree’ while psychotic and drug addicted has successfully had his deportation from Australia reversed. Trae Tupe Mehana Whiu, 27, was at risk of deportation under Section 501 of Australia’s Migration Act – the law under which thousands of New Zealanders were returned …

Posted: Posted Date – 9:34 PM, Mon – 30 May 22 Hyderabad: IT and Industry Minister KT Rama Rao has urged the Australian government to consider opening a consul general’s office in Hyderabad. This will further strengthen the trade, educational and travel relationship between Hyderabad and Australia, he said. The US Consul General in Hyderabad …

To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Natural disasters, the Covid-19 pandemic and a federal election may have wiped the exploitation of international students and temporary visa holders off the front pages of newspapers, but it remains a significant problem in Australia – and a …

Australia’s new government is developing a Pacific Commitment Visa which will see 3,000 Pacific Islanders become permanent residents of Australia each year. Foreign Secretary Penny Wong said proposals have been made for longer visas allowing seasonal workers to bring their families while working in Australia. This visa will be granted for four years. The article …

Mustafa Nazari was 16 when his mother received a letter from the Taliban that would change the course of his life. After his father’s death in 2006, Mustafa worked as an interpreter with his mother, who sold embroidery in refugee camps supervised by US forces in Kabul, the Afghan capital, after the fall of the …

This is the right way to go, says John McCarthy, former ambassador to the United States, Indonesia and Japan and high commissioner to India. “Australia’s regional policy has become unbalanced – a heavy emphasis on blocs to counter China – such as the Quad and AUKUS – and too little weight on policies to engage …

Hi all, I know this topic has been discussed a lot in previous threads, but those were old threads, so I thought of creating a new one. In December 2019 I got the 190 visa (NSW nominated) – I returned to Australia in February 2020 (a week before the first COVID lockdown). When I first …

A social media account supposedly linked to anti-immigrant lobby group Operation Dudula has alleged that Nigerian smugglers using fake South African identity documents have placed citizens under surveillance when applying for visas. In short, News examines whether this claim is valid. PAY ATTENTION: Follow Briefly News on Twitter and never miss the hottest topics! Find …

Employees in the horticulture industry will benefit from a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Woolworths Group and the Retail Supply Chain Alliance this week, which will see the organizations working together to protect the welfare of Australian workers. The Retail Supply Chain Alliance is a partnership between the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU); Australian …

ALBANY – An Australian national who has been repeatedly accused of defrauding women in his home country, including allegedly defrauding his mother, was sentenced to time served on Wednesday, eight months after pleading guilty visa fraud. Paul Carter, who lived in Watervliet as Paul Hamilton, was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine after a …

(State Dept./Mr. Gregory) (State Dept./Mr. Gregory) This article is part of a series describing key players in the Russian government’s disinformation campaigns. You can also read more about the diffuser Vladimir Solovyov. Dmitry Peskov lives a life of luxury beyond his means as a public servant. That’s because he’s served Russian President Vladimir Putin as …

An Irish grandmother who was refused entry to Australia to visit her son last night said she had been ‘treated like a criminal’. Anne Ryan Murphy and her husband Audie flew to Perth to see their son Karl, his future partner Leanne and their 20-month-old granddaughter Khaleesi earlier this week. But their 19-hour flight on …

Inflation hit 7% in March and the Bank of England has warned it could hit 10% this year. Meanwhile, fiscal pressure is on track to reach its highest level since the 1940s. Jason Porter of Blevins Franks, a financial adviser for expats, said there had been a “tremendous” increase in the number of people looking …

Five Afghan families who were sponsored by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) remain stranded, desperately waiting for humanitarian visas issued by the Australian government. Key points: Families have been waiting for visa updates since September The Australian Olympic Committee discussed the plight of families last week More than 60 Afghan athletes and their families were …

World number one Novak Djokovic says he has sympathy for the Russian players who won’t have the chance to compete at Wimbledon this year. In early January, Djokovic announced on Instagram that he had been granted a medical exemption to compete in Australia. When Djokovic landed in Australia, he was met by Australian Border Force …

Carmela Falzon, a Sydney woman, lives alone in a stunning three-storey waterfront house on the Northern Beaches She said offering her extra space to a Ukrainian family in need was a no-brainer. But the requests kept coming. “My details were still in a database and I just couldn’t say no,” she said. “I became emotionally …

A health staff member who says she is driven from her town by juvenile delinquency has warned of a security ‘ticking time bomb’ awaiting international arrivals heading to the Kimberleys on work visas. Key points: Crime rates raise safety concerns for international workers arriving in the region on migration visas East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce …

Australia’s Electoral Commission insists every postal vote from overseas will be counted after the Federal Government drastically reduced the number of embassies that would be used as polling stations. According to the commission, only 19 of the 109 designated overseas voting booths will operate during this election as embassies seek to reduce the risk of …

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Peter Dutton has denied claims that Australians should be prepared for the inconceivable are used to instill fear during an election campaign. An extraordinary claim that Australians should be prepared for a chemical weapons attack was not designed to scare people during an election campaign, says Peter Dutton. The Defense Minister told the Sunday Telegraph …

A Cook Islands businessman is asking the New Zealand government to add Fiji to its transit visa exemption list to address its labor shortage. Steve Anderson, owner of Pacific Property and Anderson Ltd, among other businesses, said a severe labor shortage was suffocating employers with around 700 vacancies in the Cook Islands, largely due to …

Immigration to a foreign country requires a number of administrative steps and procedures that are not always easy to read and understand for ordinary mortals. Therefore, you will always need the help of a lawyer or a professional consultant to guide you through the process. With over a decade of experience in the immigration industry, …

TPVs are issued to asylum seekers who arrive in Australia without a visa and can last up to three years. Holders of these visas are allowed to work and have access to Medicare. When asked at a press conference in Cairns on Sunday if he supported temporary protection visas, Mr Albanese said ‘yes’. Shortly after, …

A 2018 study by legal experts from the University of Oxford found that deportees did not have proper identity papers when they arrived in Rwanda. Their only such document, a travel document produced by Israel, was confiscated. “Throughout the journey, those interviewed faced human trafficking, incarceration, the threat of forced deportation to Eritrea, harsh starvation …

Leaked documents reveal that the Chinese Embassy in the Solomon Islands made an unsuccessful attempt to import a sniper rifle, two machine guns and dozens of pistols and rifles to Honiara last year after violent riots rocked the city. Key points: China’s arms and security demand came a week after riots broke out in Honiara …

We offered unlimited visas to Ukrainian refugees, but 700,000 displaced Afghans do not receive the same treatment. So much for respect for human rights in democratic Australia, writes Bilal Cleland. RUSSIA’S INVASION of Ukraine not only highlighted the nature of global imperialism – echoing the conflict of rival empires before the Great War of 1914-18 …

“We are starting from scratch and cannot assume that migration levels will return to where they were two years ago.” Solve the poll conducted for the Herald and age in November, Australians were wary of a “big Australia”, with 58% of voters backing the idea of ​​restarting migration at a lower level than before the …

Coronation Street fans spotted a glitch as Emma Brooker’s exit storyline was confirmed. The character, played by Alexandra Mardell, is set to leave Weatherfield in Friday’s episode. She’s endured a turbulent time on the cobbles since she was in the car when Faye Windass accidentally knocked down an elderly man named Ted. Emma and Faye …

Australia may need to lift its financial support for Afghanistan, a parliamentary committee has found, as the scale of the humanitarian and economic crises in the war-torn country have continued to worsen in the months since followed the withdrawal of American and Australian forces last year. The final report of the Senate inquiry into Australia’s …

Second of 5 games WHAT’S NEW Down Under? As with most countries with residency migration pathways, Australia plans to increase the number of skilled migrants it will accept for the country’s 2023 program year from July 1 this year. The downside is that the cap of 160,000 places for this program year will remain unchanged …

At least 18 refugees have been released from Australian immigration detention centres, according to the Resource Center for Asylum Seekers. Earlier reports suggested 20 refugees had been cleared from detention centers in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. A spokesperson for the CURC said it was able to confirm 18 people were released late Friday evening, although …

Choosing to migrate to another country is an important step that requires a lot of work. There is a lot of information available, which can be confusing or overwhelming. There are specific steps you need to take if you want to move to Australia. You don’t just pack your things, get on the plane and …

Vietnamese workers will be the first to be employed on Australian farms under its agriculture-specific visa scheme. Key points: Federal Foreign Minister Marise Payne says Australia shares an optimistic agenda with Vietnam There are questions about how many workers will arrive from Vietnam and when they will arrive Agriculture Minister David Littleproud claimed the visa …

By Alison Brook* Two years after closing its borders, New Zealand has slowly begun the process of opening up to skilled migrants and international students. This comes as competition intensifies for skilled migrant labor in an extremely tight post-COVID global job market. Net migration to New Zealand fell to negative in 2021 for the first …

Refugees who have tried to reach Australia by boat have spent years on remote islands or held in immigration detention, which has taken a toll on their mental health. New Zealand has announced it will welcome 450 asylum seekers and refugees detained in Australia or in its offshore detention center in Nauru under Australia’s hardline …

Liberal Party backbenchers are pushing Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to use next week’s budget to unleash a ‘grey army’ of retired workers to boost the country’s tight jobs market, calling for an end an effective tax rate of more than 60% on their income. In a policy strongly backed by pensioner groups and even mining billionaire …

Australia announced on Sunday that the country was banning alumina exports to Russia following its invasion of Ukraine and offering humanitarian visas to Ukrainians. “The government has imposed an immediate ban on Australian exports of alumina and aluminum ores (including bauxite) to Russia overnight, which will limit its ability to produce aluminum – a key …

The proposal includes 20,000 humanitarian visa spaces plus an additional 20,000 spaces for refugees from Afghanistan. Community and refugee groups across Australia have come together with the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) to write an open letter to the Australian government calling for an immediate and urgent reversal of the reductions in humanitarian visa places. …

First published MARCH 15, 2022 Updated 13 minutes ago Covid-19 The government is set to announce a three-step plan to reopen the border to vaccinated tourists and visa holders, reports political editor Jo Moir Next month vaccinated Australian tourists will be able to travel to New Zealand without requiring isolation – advancing the reopening plan …

Australia has released nine refugees from a detention center at Melbourne’s infamous Park Hotel, the same property where Novak Djokovic was held earlier this year. Activists said at least four other refugees had also been released from other detention centers in Melbourne and Brisbane in what appeared to be the government’s attempt to deflect a …

Nine men have been released from immigration detention at a Melbourne hotel, according to refugees and lawyers. Muhammad Jamal, who has been detained for nine years, said he and eight other people were released from the Park Hotel on Friday. “Today me and 8 other people are released from the park hotel with the help …

One of Australia’s largest labor hire companies oversaw overseas workers who were pocketing just $100 a week after deducting hundreds of dollars in extra costs. Key points: Samoan workers say they were ‘punished’ for testifying against their employer Foreign workers pocket just $100 on a workweek after deductions from a major labor hire company There …

Share the article Last update 5 hours ago Bali’s government has unexpectedly announced that the popular destination will revoke quarantine rules and restore its visa on arrival program for travelers from 23 countries. This list of countries includes the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, among others. This is HUGE news as Bali may …

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Friday thanked the Australian High Commission in Pakistan for its efforts in making the Pakistan-Australia cricket event possible. In a tweet, Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan and Australia are playing for the first time after 24 years at Rawalpindi. He prayed for Pakistani skipper Babar Azam and …

Now, that’s a lot of people leaving the country! And you can’t blame them because most people go in search of better economic opportunities and a better standard of living. A United Nations University study found that economic inequality, political instability and climate change are among the factors pushing more Africans to immigrate. Tips for …

The Federal Cabinet’s National Security Committee has begun talks to determine what additional responses Australia will provide to Ukraine following the Russian invasion. Prime Minister Scott Morrison convened the committee on Tuesday morning to finalize the lethal aid Australia will send and consider further action. The aid will come on top of the $4 million …

He may never have shot the baggy green, but Pakistan-born spinner Fawad Ahmed will help Australia prepare for their historic streak in the region. After specialist spin coach Sridharan Sriram was unable to obtain a visa, Cricket Australia shrewdly brought in former international spinner Ahmed, who played in the Pakistan Super League. The former Australian …

news, local news, The Russian invasion of Ukraine has continued with thousands of Ukrainians fleeing Kiev and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy already revealing over 130 casualties. Prime Minister Scott Morrison also announced new sanctions against the powers that be and also promised to provide “non-lethal” military equipment and medical supplies to Ukraine in coordination with …

Foreign Secretary Marise Payne said it was an “obscene perversion” for Russian President Vladimir Putin to talk about Russian soldiers acting as peacekeepers in Ukraine. “Any suggestion that there is a legitimate basis for Russia’s actions is pure propaganda and disinformation,” Senator Payne told reporters during a visit to the Czech capital, Prague, after Russia …

We are delighted to welcome international visitors again, said Australia. (Representative) Mumbai: Tourism Australia said on Monday the country had opened its borders to all categories of fully vaccinated Indian travelers for quarantine-free travel. Australia will welcome travelers from India again with borders now open for quarantine-free travel, for visa holders fully vaccinated before Covid, …

“All we’re waiting for now is Marise Payne to complete the bilateral deals [sic].” Read more The government had said the program would be offered to the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which include Thailand, Cambodia, Brunei, Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. The government is …

news, latest news, COVID-19, border closures, Vietnam, Flinders University, Orama Institute, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, SAHMRI, Kathina Ali People stranded in Australia and overseas due to the pandemic experienced ‘high or very high levels of psychological distress’ because they were unable to return home or to loved ones, according to new research …

The Australian government has left the door open for Novak Djokovic admitting the tennis star could benefit from special attention. Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has admitted he will consider overturning a three-year ban imposed on Novak Djokovic. The world No.1 tennis star was deported last month after losing his last effort to stay in …

The federal government is acting to “promptly” deport foreign-born criminals convicted of violent or serious sex offences. The coalition plans to introduce legislation in parliament to close a loophole in migration personality testing laws. The proposed amendment will allow the government to refuse or cancel visas for non-citizens who have been convicted and sentenced to …

1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek said no one benefited from what happened to Novak Djokovic in Australia but added that the tournament had finally had a successful edition. Djokovic refused to be vaccinated before the start of the season even though he knew only fully vaccinated players would be allowed to play in Melbourne. Instead, …

A Gold Coast woman who ‘accidentally’ shot her partner during a drunken night out has learned her fate in court. A Gold Coast woman who intentionally shot her boyfriend in the back in 2018 – but didn’t mean to kill him – has been jailed and likely faces deportation to New Zealand when released from …

Adam McDonald gave up on the New Zealand dream. He had planned to travel here in July 2020, having obtained a working holiday visa in August 2019, which gave him a year to enter the country. As Covid-19 began to spread around the world in early 2020, he considered accelerating his plans to try to …

Players from Canada and Russia wore masks Monday until the start of the third period, when the Russians returned to the ice without face coverings. Credit…Anthony Wallace/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The concern was most evident in the masks, those worn suddenly on the benches, by referees and, singularly, by women playing Olympic hockey in …

It is unclear how long the cameras had been in the toilets of the Australian Embassy in Bangkok. Bangkok: A former member of staff at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok has been charged after several spy cameras were found in the mission’s women’s toilets, a Canberra official said on Saturday. The Australian Department of Foreign …

Thanks for following our live blog on breaking news today. Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended his government’s response to aged care, saying ‘Australia is running this [aged care] better than other places in the world”. But NSW elderly worker Victoria Luff said the sector was in crisis amid COVID-19 outbreaks. Ms Luff said the impact …

BELGRADE, Serbia — Prosecutors for the Republic of Serbia on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that Novak Djokovic used a false positive test for COVID-19 to attempt to enter Australia and compete at the Australian Open. The prosecutor’s office said in a statement that it had received a request for criminal prosecution against anonymous individuals who allegedly …

German tennis star Alexander Zverev has revealed he is under immense pressure to win the 2022 Australian Open following Novak Djokovic’s exit from the tournament. Speaking to reporters in Montpellier, Zverev said he was not only under pressure to win the Australian Open title, but also needed to surpass Djokovic as the world’s No.1 ranked …

Djokovic, 34, was conspicuously absent from this year’s Australian Open after being kicked out of Australia. The world number one was unable to defend his Grand Slam title as his visa was canceled twice by the government. The Serb, who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, had cited a medical exemption which he said would allow …

PARIS — France is tightening its vaccination rules in a way that could put Novak Djokovic at risk of missing the French Open. From February 15, anyone not vaccinated against the coronavirus will have to show proof that they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous four months – down from the current six-month …