Permanent Visa Granted to Autistic Boy and Mother

Permanent Visa Granted to Autistic Boy and Mother

Maria Sevilla arrived in Australia with her son Tyrone in 2007 on a skilled provisional work visa. She has trained and worked as a nurse in Townsville, Queensland since then and applied to renew her visa recently. Sadly, her son was diagnosed with autism six months after they arrived in Australia, and when the government were informed of this her visa renewal application was rejected. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton explained that programs and resources for differently-abled Australian children are already lacking and that an assessment of the Sevilla’s visa application would have to take this into account. Dutton has to ensure that we can adequately support the education and medical treatment of Australia’s own children before committing itself to Tyrone’s case.

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Are you up to date on the latest Australian visa changes?

Are you up to date on the latest Australian visa changes?

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection is busy making changes. The goal of these changes is to increase the numbers of law-abiding Australian citizenship, while reducing illegal attempts to immigrate to Australia. This move might make it more complex for those faced with plans to immigrate to Australia. One upcoming major change is the consolidation of two departments. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australia Customs and Border Protection Service will combine beginning 1 July, 2015. The new entity will be called the Australian Border Force.

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New Short-Term Mobility Visa May Reduce Red Tape

New Short-Term Mobility Visa May Reduce Red Tape

Commencing July 2016, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection will implement a new visa program to replace the existing 400 visa. The new program is a Short-Term Mobility Visa, which will enable immigrants to work in Australia for up to 12 months without a 457 skilled migration visa.

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Australia is preparing to transfer refugees to Cambodia

Australia is preparing to transfer refugees to Cambodia

Cambodia has approved the transfer of four refugees from Australia as part of a controversial agreement under which the south-east Asian nation has received almost $40 million in additional aid from Australia. Australian Immigration Minister, Peter Dutton, says that Australia is in the process of transferring a small group of refugees to Cambodia under a resettlement deal between the two countries.

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Australians show overwhelming support for immigration

Australians show overwhelming support for immigration

new poll conducted on national identity by the Australian National University has found that Australians strongly support immigration, with nearly nine in 10 people thinking immigrants improve Australian society. The survey found resounding support for immigration, finding it is both good for the economy and for society, although there was significant calls for stronger measures to exclude illegal immigrants.

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How to apply for an Australian student visa

How to apply for an Australian student visa

Before you can begin your studies in Australia, you must apply for and obtain an Australian student visa. Unfortunately, this means you’ll have to partake in the tedious, lengthy and at times confusing process of completing a student visa application form, paying the visa application fee, and perhaps attending an interview. When applying for an Australian student visa you need to make sure that you meet the following key Australian student visa requirements: Are you a genuine student? To meet the criteria to be classed as a genuine student, you must show that you intend to obtain a valid educational outcome and that you are equipped with the language, educational and material background to reasonably be able to do this. When assessing whether the applicant for an Australian student visa is a genuine student, factors considered include:

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