• Concern Remains Over Citizenship Delays

    18:04' 07-03-2019

    Concern Remains Over Citizenship Delays

    The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) has expressed deep concern about the significant delays being experienced by migrants who are seeking to become Australian citizens.

  • Asian Migrants Lift Piano Sales

    02:44' 07-12-2018

    Asian Migrants Lift Piano Sales

    Musical instrument retailers report that a surge in Asian migration to Australia is boosting piano purchases.

  • Welfare Wait For Migrants Approved

    02:36' 07-12-2018

    Welfare Wait For Migrants Approved

    Newly arrived migrants will have to wait four years before becoming eligible for some Centrelink payments.

  • Thunderstorm Asthma Risk High For Migrants

    18:09' 03-09-2018

    Thunderstorm Asthma Risk High For Migrants

    Migrants from India and Southeast Asia are the highest risk group for “thunderstorm asthma”, according to a recent report.

  • Push To Move Migrants Out Of Cities

    14:47' 28-08-2018

    Push To Move Migrants Out Of Cities

    The federal government is planning to impose much stricter conditions on skilled visa holders, forcing people to spend far more time in regional centres.

  • New Approach To English Test For Migrants

    13:55' 27-06-2018

    New Approach To English Test For Migrants

    A basic test in conversational English has been proposed as a requirement for migrants wishing to becoming Australian citizens.

  • More Help For Aged And Disabled Migrants

    14:44' 16-05-2018

    More Help For Aged And Disabled Migrants

    The outlook is much better now for people of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background who are aged, have a disability, or suffer mental problems.

  • Homeless Rates High For New Migrants

    09:52' 27-03-2018

    Homeless Rates High For New Migrants

    About one in six newly arrived migrants were noted as homeless by the 2016 Census, ABS figures show.

  • Doubts About Proposed Laws To Screen Migrants

    19:07' 08-03-2018

    Doubts About Proposed Laws To Screen Migrants

    A high level public servant recently revealed that Immigration Minister Peter Duttons new Home Affairs department plans to screen migrants in their home countries when they apply to come to Australia.

  • Three Year Welfare Wait For Migrants

    01:52' 25-01-2018

    Three Year Welfare Wait For Migrants

    In an effort to save $1.3 billion over the next four years, the Federal Government will make migrants who arrive in Australia from July wait three years before they can access certain welfare payments. The current waiting period is two years.

  • More Migrants Are Finding Jobs

    20:07' 03-11-2017

    More Migrants Are Finding Jobs

    A study released recently by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), tracking the settlement experiences of a group of newly arrived humanitarian migrants, shows a steady increase in the numbers moving into paid employment.

  • Migrants Might Have To Wait Longer For Pension

    19:21' 31-08-2017

    Migrants Might Have To Wait Longer For Pension

    A proposed change to Australian pension entitlement laws may mean some migrants will have to wait up to 15 years before qualifying for aged or disability pensions.

  • National Workforce Large Because Of Migrants

    13:55' 24-07-2017

    National Workforce Large Because Of Migrants

    A new study has revealed that migration has had an important effect on the Australian workforce. In the past five years, four out of five staff hired have been new migrants. According to population expert Professor Peter McDonald, of the University of Melbourne, migrants have kept worker numbers in Australia from falling.

  • Early Support Improves Migrant Outcomes

    15:37' 24-04-2017

    Early Support Improves Migrant Outcomes

    Language courses geared to employment can be highly effective in getting migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds into work, especially if the courses are begun soon after arrival, new research has found.

  • Migrants Better At Saving Money

    18:19' 25-01-2017

    Migrants Better At Saving Money

    A study by Macquarie University in Sydney has found religious beliefs and ethnic backgrounds can have a significant influence on whether or not people decide to save their money.

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