News

30 Jun 08

"Boomerang migrants" leaving UK for a safer Australian economy

Australian migrants have been leaving the UK at rates far surpassing previous years, reports the Times, leaving London with a "brain drain".
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27 Jun 08

Australia is must-visit travel destination

Australia has been deemed the must-visit destination in a recent survey, beating all other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The country came top of the nine others in the poll, after 4,500 people were surveyed, reports the West Australian. Results show 63 per cent of respondents want to visit Australia the most, meaning more people may apply for an Australian travel visa.
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27 Jun 08

Proposal to replace "Pathway D" for brand new TRA Migration Assessment Policy

The Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) has offered a replacement to the skilled "Pathway D", after continued lobbying from the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA). The proposal is still undergoing review and TRA are waiting for feedback from the MIA and its members.
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26 Jun 08

UK visa sponsorship programme chosen

The Government announced yesterday it will be tightening UK visa restrictions and guidelines to deter visiting overseas family members from disregarding the conditions of their visas. Immigration Minister Liam Byrne’s proposal last year to ask for a £1,000 bond from any families being visited has been scrapped in favour of a new UK visa system.
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26 Jun 08

QLD tourism making life easier for overseas visitors

The Queensland tourism industry is asking businesses to bring tourism to the future by renovating the online market. Business leaders from the tourism industry attended a symposium in Brisbane, the ABC News reports, and are calling for tourism operators to start looking towards the online market for more business opportunities.
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26 Jun 08

NZ PM secures free visa access for Kiwi travellers to UK

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today in a press release that New Zealanders will retain free access to the UK for visits of up to six months.
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26 Jun 08

British, German tourists deserve better than “bloody hell” campaign

The 2006 'Where the bloody hell are you?' international television campaign has been described by the new Australian Government as an embarrassing attempt to boost tourism numbers. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told parliament the campaign was a "rolled gold disaster", says the Sydney Morning Herald, and believes the loyal British, German and Japanese tourists deserve better campaigns than that.
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25 Jun 08

Population boom result of Australian immigration

Australia's population is seeing huge growth, thanks to a small baby boom and increasing levels of immigration. The population of the country has hit a ten-year high according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
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25 Jun 08

New Zealand visa holders moving out of Auckland

Immigration may be causing the population of New Zealand to rise, but more people in the country are choosing to migrate south, away from Auckland. Many people, including New Zealand visa holders, are choosing to leave the city for other parts of the country.
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25 Jun 08

Kaikohe banking on Bay of Islands to bring in the tourism dollars

The Bay of Islands, a global icon for travellers, is becoming part of the solution to reinvent tourism in Kaikohe in the Northland of New Zealand. Strategic proposals could distribute the 1.7 million overnight visitors to the region every year more fairly, reports the Northern News.
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25 Jun 08

Freedom of Information shake-up for Department of Immigration

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has introduced fundamental changes to its Freedom of Information (FOI) processes to clear out the backlog of information requests and create a more streamlined management model.
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