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25 Feb 13

Minister announces Australia 457 visa crackdown

Recently appointed Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor has made one of his first pieces of business a crackdown on the 457 visa program after reports of widespread 'rorting' of the system have emerged.
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22 Feb 13

Congolese cinema starlet gets US visa in time for Oscars

The teenage star of an Academy Award nominated film has been granted a US visa so she can attend the ceremony.
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22 Feb 13

Australia visa applications hit record highs

The latest statistics from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) show Australia visa applications and interest in travel to Australia had reached record levels.
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21 Feb 13

Ministers hail Canada visa record

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Tourism Minister Maxime Bernier have hailed the success of the growing Canadian tourism industry after almost one million visitor visas were approved in 2012.
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20 Feb 13

Government pressured over UK visa stance

The Government's UK visa policies have come under pressure in recent days from business bodies who advocate a range of solutions.
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20 Feb 13

Government reportedly mulling expanding Australian Working Holiday Visa program

Reports from within the Australian government hint at the possible expansion of the Working Holiday Visa program. More industries could become eligible for holders to obtain a second year visa and the current age limit increased.
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13 Feb 13

Minister lauds overseas Canadian immigration program

Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has praised the impact of a program designed to prepared immigrants for life in Canada.
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13 Feb 13

UKIP candidate calls for UK immigration halt

The UK Independence Party's candidate in the Eastleigh by-election has called for all UK immigration to be halted while measures can be put in place to prevent Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants moving to the UK.
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12 Feb 13

Tony Abbott's increased population plan gains support

Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott's leaked Developing Northern Australia plan has gained the support of several key politicians - including state premiers.
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12 Feb 13

Calls for Kiwi-Australia immigration deal to be reviewed

A renowned university professor has called for the arrangement between New Zealand and Australia to allows its citizens to live and work in each others' countries without the need for visas to be reviewed, claiming it can lead to 'back door' immigration.
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12 Feb 13

Romanian anger at UK immigration fears

The Romanian foreign minister has hit back at the tone of the UK immigration debate in Britain, claiming the 'scrounger' stereotype being perpetuated is unfair and inaccurate.
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