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Australian citizenship approvals increase this year

The number of Australian citizenship approvals this year have increased by 88 per cent compared to the same period last year. Between 1 July 2018 and 31 May 2019, more than 132,000 citizenship applications...

Filipino mother of autistic boy granted visa

Jennie Obra Tutaan, mother of eight year-old Neil Andre, has finally been granted a permanent residency visa. Neil Andre, diagnosed with severe autism, is son of an Australian citizen and was granted Australian Citizenship by descent. The father did...

New face of Australia’s Department of Immigration

On 1 July 2015 the new Department of Immigration and Border Protection was established. This brings together functions of the existing Department and the disestablished Australian Customs and Border Protection Service into one department. The new Department will deliver immigration,...

Migration book launched

Ricky Sawi, author of a newly released book Living the Immigrant Dream, is helping the Filipino Migrant Catholic Chaplaincy by donating 50 percent of the book sales to its Emergency Fund. According to Fr. Loi Viovicente, Chaplain of Melbourne Filipino Migrants,...

Stop exploitation of migrant workers

Migrante  Australia has commenced a nationwide campaign for justice for disadvantaged 457 visa workers. Spokesperson for Migrante in WA, Ms Carmelita Baltazar, said that over 450 petition signatures from community members and supporters all across WA have been emailed to...

Skilled visa reform targets investors and entrepreneurs

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, and the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, Bill Shorten MP, recently announced new Federal Government reforms to attract successful investors and entrepreneurs to Australia. Mr Bowen said the government would...

New Immigration Rules allocate places to best and brightest migrants

Intending skilled migrants who want to come to Australia will have to ask permission to apply from 1 July 2011. From  1 July 2011, applicants for the Independent Skills category, Family Sponsored, State/ Territory Sponsored visa, Business Skills will have to lodge an...

Training centre for overseas Filipino nurses inaugurated

“The greatest resource of the Philippines is its people. They are great and fantastic people,” says the Honourable Robert Smith, President of the Legislative Council in the Parliament of Victoria, during his speech at the formal inauguration of...

New hope for skilled migrants

By LITA MAHLE Australia's new Prime Minister, Julia Gillard said that the major reform to the Australian skilled migration program that came into effect on 1 July 2010 will help provide needed skills and workers for the Australian economy. She...

ACFE offers program for overseas nurses

Filipino Nurses Australian Accreditation The Australian Centre of Further Education (ACFE) is now accredited by the Nursing Board of Victoria (NBV) to offer the Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON) Program in Melbourne. The IRON Program is open to nurses...
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For 30 years, Filipino-Australian seniors have been living in independent flats at the Lions Elderly Citizens Village in West Footscray. The village...