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24 Jun 08

International visitors to Australia love the new Wollongong

Wollongong, the coastal city south of Sydney, is enjoying tourism success amidst concerns from the Australian Government that the New South Wales tourism industry is holding back economic growth.
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24 Jun 08

Backpackers in Australia, NZ offered new “Airpass”

Virgin Blue Airlines recently launched its new “Airpass” for international visitors to Australia and New Zealand. The pass is designed to maximise travel for backpackers with “no strings attached”, the company said in a press release.
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24 Jun 08

Big plans for Australia’s infrastructure needs overseas engineers

Australia’s infrastructure is desperate for an upgrade, but the lack of engineers in the country is creating an obstacle, claims a report from the Citigroup.
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24 Jun 08

Australia attracts more New Zealanders to emigrate

Australia is attracting more New Zealanders for immigration than ever, with almost 45,000 approved for an Australian visa. According to figures from the National Party in New Zealand, 44,749 people moved from the country to Australia permanently in the year to May. This compares to 37,713 for the previous year.
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23 Jun 08

More Kiwis migrating to Australia, says NZ National Party

The latest migration statistics released at the end of May 2008 show the number of New Zealanders emigrating to Australia last year is the second largest amount on record.
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20 Jun 08

Experience-based skilled migrants soon to be allowed Australian visas through Pathway D solution

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) will shortly be making an announcement about a replacement to skilled “Pathway D.” The announcement comes as a response to continued lobbying from the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA).
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20 Jun 08

World Refugee Day a proud moment for new and old Australians

Australia has been celebrating Refugee Week this week, and the Australian Government is taking the opportunity to showcase its commitment to creating supportive infrastructure for Australian immigrants and refugees.
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19 Jun 08

Assistance given to Australian visa holders taking citizenship test

People applying for an Australian visa will get more help when taking the citizenship test, according to a source. The Government has dedicated AUD$3.4 million to help people who need assistance when taking the computer-based test.
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19 Jun 08

Aviation training package launched to curb pilot shortage in Australia

Pilots are in need Down Under as the Australian aviation sector sees skills shortages. To address this problem the government is set to launch a new aviation training package to get more people into the industry, including skilled migrants arriving on an Australia visa.

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19 Jun 08

South Australia boosted by investment

The South Australian tourism industry has been backed with investment recently with the announcement that the Aurora Group will be taking over the Ozone Seafront Hotel on Kangaroo Island, and the Whale Centre revamped in time for the famous South Australian whale season.
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18 Jun 08

Immigration helps skills shortages in Australian construction industry

A skills shortage in the building industry on Australia's Sunshine Coast has been solved by immigration in the region. A course teaching Australian visa holders brick laying, which was the first of its kind when it began, will plug some of the gaps in the industry, reports theDaily.com.au.
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