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New temporary visa for parents
10/5/2017
The Government will introduce a new temporary sponsored parent visa from November 2017, with 15, 000 visas to be made available annually... By Mosiqi Acharya  9 MAY 2017 - 8:50 PM  UPDATED YESTERDAY 8:50 PM The Government today in Budget 2017-18 announced the new temporary sponsored parent visa will be available from November 2017. 15, 000 visas will be made available annually. The temporary sponsored parent visa will allow parents of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and ...

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`Australian workers must have priority`: Turnbull scraps 457 visa program
20/4/2017
Source: SBS News, AAP 18 Apr 2017 - 2:32 PM  UPDATED 18 Apr 2017 - 7:42 PM The federal government says it will abolish the 457 visa program that allows skilled foreigners to work in Australia. Malcolm Turnbull has announced he is abolishing the 457 visa program for skilled migrants. The prime minister said Australia was a successful multicultural "immigration nation" but it was time to put Australians first. "The fact remains Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs, " he said in a ...

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Australian citizenship law changes mean migrants will face tougher tests
20/4/2017
By political reporters Stephen Dziedzic and Henry Belot ABC News The Federal Government has announced sweeping changes to the nation's citizenship laws, with the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declaring that new arrivals must prize "Australian values" and prove their commitment to the nation. Key points:     Migrants with a history of family violence, organised crime could be banned     English language test will contain more components     Permanent residents' eligibility for citizenship application will increase to four years Migrants will face a tougher citizenship ...

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Australian tolerance abused by excessive immigration
23/12/2013 | 15:13
Australian tolerance is being abused by excessive immigration by John Marlowe - published on Thu, 2010-08-05  Australians are a tolerant mix of people, perhaps no more so than indigenous Australians who have put up with wave after wave of immigrants. The term 'racist' is an ugly slur readily being used by anyone who seeks to put down criticism for the negatives of successive government immigration policy. To be racist is to be prejudiced against a specific racial group or multiple racial groups. Australia is such ...

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The things I love (and hate) about my new home town, Adelaide
20/12/2013 | 16:1
 By Stan Denham  Sunday Mail (SA)  October 26, 2013 3:00PM BEFORE I came to Adelaide in 2012, I'd lived in three other magic cities and one was the love of my life. Yes, Sydney was the bold, brash, mature and self-assured party girl - sparkling, good-looking in all her moods, and totally comfortable with her place in the world. But like any relationship that burns too brightly, it fizzled out in half the time and I can pinpoint that moment. It was when ...

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Thinking of bringing your pet with you to Australia?
20/12/2013 | 15:50
Taking Your Dog or Cat to Australia Please be aware that since the publication of the below article on our website, the procedure for importation of pets to Australia has undergone changes. The current information can be found http://www.agriculture.gov.au/cats-dogs In most cases, the importation of dogs and cats is subject to strict rules and quarantine periods, set by AQIS. The procedure for dogs and cats is outlined below:     Confirm eligibility of your pet - for example, some breeds are banned.     ...

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Intensive English Language Centre (IELC)
20/12/2013 | 15:41
Newly arrived students with minimal English Students with minimal English who have recently arrived in South Australia may be eligible for support to learn English for living and studying in South Australia. Intensive English Language Centre (IELC) Metropolitan Adelaide Newly arrived students can enrol at an Intensive English Language Centre (IELC). The program helps students by providing:     intensive English language support from specialist teachers of English as a second language (ESL)     access to a modified curriculum ...

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First settlers to Adelaide were looking for freedom from religious persecution
11/12/2013
Adelaide is the beautiful capital of South Australia. This coastal city was founded in 1846 on land originally occupied by the Kaurna people and named for the consort of King William IV, Queen Adelaide. Adelaide is located between the eastern shore of Gulf St. Vincent and the Mount Lofty Ranges and north of the Fleurieu Peninsula. The city of Adelaide was originally laid out by Colonel William Light in a grid-pattern featuring wide streets to accommodate easy travel throughout the city. The gorgeous rolling hills of Adelaide lend ...

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How I got it wrong on migration
There are three commonly argued reasons to keep migration high. First, because we have an ageing population, and therefore need more young families to slow or rebalance this demographic trend; Second, our pretensions of being a ‘middle power’ in the foreign affairs sense demand we become at least ‘middle sized’; And finally because in the case of refugees, we have at least the same moral obligation as our near neighbours to help people displaced by war and poverty. Against these arguments, there are three common objections. First, ...

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