Australia’s Population Hits 25 million People

Australia’s population has reached 25 million people, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “The ABS’s “population clock” recorded the milestone at 11:01pm (AEST) on Tuesday, amid projections the nation’s population growth increased by one person every 83 seconds. It is not known who was the 25 millionth person, but migrants were expected to…

Opposition Actions on “Out of Control” Work Visas Could Damage Education Exports: Expert

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has faced backlash over his comments that temporary work visa numbers are “out of control”, with claims Australia’s education sector would be impacted if international student working rights were curbed. Migration lawyer Lily Chen said there will be a negative effect to the reputation of the education system if the…

Multicultural Groups Slammed Government’s Push On Tougher English Tests

During a recent speech at the Menzies Research Centre, Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge has stated his argument regarding Australia’s multiculturalism and challenge on integration. Although he agreed that Australia is a successful multicultural nation, he warned that the achievement cannot be taken for granted. His comments have triggered debates as the Federal Government plans to…

Immigrants Failing to Integrate as Federal Government Pushes for Renewal of Citizenship Test

Overseas-born migrants with poor English are risking Australia’s multicultural society the Federal Government warns, as it renews its push for tougher requirements for citizenship. Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge has used a speech to the Menzies Research Centre to claim “complacency” could lead to more separated “ethnic separatism” in the country, with migrants failing to integrate…