Australia

3Bridges Community Welcomes New CEO Raj Nair

  3Bridges Board and Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of incoming CEO Raj Nair. With extensive experience in the for-profit and not for profit sectors, working for organisations in areas as diverse as disability services, education, manufacturing and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), Raj has the expertise and experience to grow 3Bridges while continuing to retain the high standards ...

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Scott Morrison: Australia is the greatest multicultural nation in the world

  Immigration has been a key pillar of our economic and social success and will continue to be a big part of our future. While the COVID-19 pandemic has tested all Australians, I believe the business incentives in the 2020-21 Budget will especially support our hard-working multicultural communities who have always demonstrated such strong entrepreneurialism. Our multicultural communities and citizens ...

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International students could return to Australia as soon as late 2020 requirement for partner visas

When will international students return to Australia? According to the country’s federal budget papers, the answer may likely be in the later part of 2021. Australia’s treasury forecast — which was released on Oct. 6, 2020 — said COVID-19 is a once-in-a-century occurrence that has fundamentally reshaped Australia’s economic and fiscal outlook, adding that the pandemic has had a profound ...

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PM Scott Morrison answers questions on new English language test requirement for partner visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the new English language requirement for partner visa applicants and their permanent resident sponsors announced as part of the Federal Budget will be a ‘basic language competency test’ aimed at enabling migrants to get the best out of life in Australia. In an unanticipated move, a «shocker» in the Morrison Government’s Budget announced an English ...

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Grim forecast about when you can travel overseas

Aussies are not expected to be able to travel overseas until late 2021, the Treasurer has confirmed after handing down the Federal Budget. Speaking to the National Press Club on Wednesday, Josh Frydenberg said international borders would likely remain “largely closed off until late next year”. The Treasurer said the Budget assumed domestic borders would reopen by December, but international ...

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Singapore international borders: Australians allowed from October 8, but Victorians still banned

Singapore will open its borders to Australians from next week, but will continue to exclude Victorians from entering the country. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) released a statement on Wednesday saying that, from midday on Thursday (2pm AEST), October 1, Australian citizens could apply for an Air Travel Pass for entry to the country on or after October ...

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New Zealanders will soon be able to travel to Australia under a one-way travel bubble

The announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison comes as the Australian government discusses the possibility of a travel bubble with Singapore. New Zealand residents will soon be able to holiday in Australia as part of a one-way travel bubble the government hopes will provide a much-needed boost to the struggling tourism sector. South Australia and New South Wales will be ...

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