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Student visa requirements are going to be relaxed_Minister of Immigration

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced the Government will make the visa application process easier for students from 29 countries by reducing assessment levels across a range of student visa subclasses from 24 March. The changes are in response to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s (DIAC) 2011 review of […]

Huge Projects are starting in Regional Australia

The Solar Dawn consortium, led by Areva Solar, will build a 250 megawatt (MW) solar thermal gas hybrid power plant near Chinchilla in Qld. Solar Dawn will be one of the largest power plants of its kind in the world as well as one of the most environmentally responsible. At least 85 per cent of […]

Is Australia safe for foreign students and immigrants?

The United States-based blog for Indo-Americans, “Sepia Mutiny”  has frequently carried alarming accounts of unprovoked attacks on Indian students. Recently there has been some bad press for Australia in the Indian news media about similar-seeming events. Is the situation comparable? Should prospective Indian students (and their parents), investors and independent skilled migrants feel any alarm? […]

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