How to go from a Student Visa to a Temporary Graduate 485 Visa to Permanent Residency

So, you’re an international student who is about to graduate.  Graduating is a great accomplishment and you should be very proud of yourself and your achievement. Let’s face it, being an international student has more challenges than just making it through your course.  On top of all the financial pressure, …

International students challenges in Australia include poverty and racism

PHOTO: Hoang Xuan Doan was shocked when he was the target of racist abuse. The number of international students in Australia continues to rise, with enrolments now making up more than a quarter of the total at some universities. But the life they had imagined didn’t always match up with the reality …

Budget and jobs growth would suffer if Australia cut immigration, Government report finds

Cutting Australia’s migration rate would cost the budget billions of dollars, lower living standards and reduce jobs growth, according to a report delivered to the Federal Government. The paper, prepared by the departments of Treasury and Home Affairs, found the 2014/15 intake alone would contribute nearly $10 billion to the …