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Changes to the Australian Student Visa Framework

Are you considering coming to Australia to study? Are you unsure about which subclass of student visa is correct for the studies you will be undertaking in Australia? On 16 June 2015 the Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne and the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia…

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Senate Enquiry Extends Reporting Period

A Senate enquiry into Australian’s temporary work visa programs has extended its reporting period after allegations of widespread non-compliance by several Australian companies has recently come to light. On 24 March 2015 the Senate referred the inquiry, entitled “The impact of Australia’s temporary work visa programs on the Australian labour…

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Look Out for These Public Interest Criterion Changes

Changes have been made to the Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4020 in relation to identity proof in an attempt to prevent identity fraud in Australian immigration and citizenship programmes. PIC 4020 was introduced in 2011 to strengthen the integrity of Australia’s immigration program by detecting and preventing visa fraud. What…

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