Saturday, 25 March 2017

Immigrants asked to comply with principles of ‘fair-go’ to keep Australia safe



Immigrants in Australia have been cautioned that behaviors and practices that challenge the sense of ‘fair-go’ and Australian values will not be permitted in Australia, as per the statement of the Government of Australia.

The statement has made a note of the reasonable concerns that have been triggered owing to the acts of terrorism across the world. The statement has been titled as ‘Multicultural Australia- Successful, Strong and united’, quotes SMH.

The Immigration Minister of Australia Peter Dutton said that he wasn’t offended by the act of removal of a signboard that featured girls with hijabs and asked the people to not to give up their beliefs.
   
The statement also specifies freedom, equality, and respect as shared values of Australia and says that gaining knowledge of English language was a crucial mode of assimilation of immigrants in Australian society.

Senator Zed Seselja said that immigrants complying with the fair-go will help to keep the nation secure.

The diverse foreign languages that are spoken by immigrants in Australia also facilitate the nation to build innovation and global business links.

The statement recognizes the equality of men and women and respect for rule of law as the core Australian values.

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull said that the nation is not defined by culture, religion or race but by common values of equality of opportunity, rule of law, democracy and freedom, termed as ‘fair-go’. Australia’s commitment to freedom was fundamental said the statement.

Freedom of speech thought religion, association, and enterprise are supported by Australia while behaviors and practices that defy these values are unacceptable. Compliance with the shared values of Australia is the best way to keep the nation safe, elaborated the statement.

Very significantly, the recent terrorist attacks across the world were noted in the statement and it says that the border safety policies of the government including stern measures to return refugees arriving through boats as well as the detention of refugees at Manus and Nauru islands assist in keeping Australia safe.

Reacting on the diverse acts of terrorist attacks across the globe, the statement says that the government counters these threats through strong national security, border security and continued investment in anti-terrorism measures. It is to ensure that the society of Australia remains safe, free, inclusive and open.

The statement also says that the government of Australia does not compromise on unity or shared values in the context of the threats but asserts that safety of Australia is kept up by focusing on unity and catering to differences through reciprocal reverence.

Y-Axis Australia office is situated in affinity to Melbourne Central amidst innumerable educational institutions. Everyday immigrants, skilled professionals, and students’ walk-in to our office seek legal advice on immigration. They are provided assistance for immigration and visa applications by Registered Migration Agents.

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Immigrant and ethnic groups in Australia support initiative for multicultural assimilation


The multicultural statement of the Turnbull government in Australia that focuses on integrating immigrants and ethnic groups in the nation on the foundation of social unity and national identity has been supported by the diverse immigrant and ethnic groups.

The statement titled ‘Multicultural Australia- Successful, Strong, and United’ was supported by the Migration Council Australia. This is an approval of the social and economic significance of immigrants in contributing to Australia, said the council.

Carla Wilshire, the Chief Executive of Migration Council Australia said that the statement is a commemoration of the consecutive multicultural regimes that have resulted in flourishing, safe and united Australia.

It is also commendable that the need for successive governments to support immigrants in becoming self-sufficient and dynamic members of the Australian society has been affirmed by the statement of the government, said Carla Wilshire.

Malcolm Turnbull had made a statement in Australian Parliament that stressed the need to assimilate immigrants along with unity and citizenship as fundamental principles. This was the first statement by the federal government to highlight the influence of terrorists on the Australian society and recognized freedom of an individual inclusive of freedom of speech as one among the fundamental values of Australia.

The statement has also been welcomed by the Settlement Council of Australia. The statement also called for modifications to the way in which multiculturalism is defined to include immigrants, white Australians, indigenous Australians and ethnic minorities.

The Chairperson of the Settlement Council of Australia Dewani Bakkum has said that the statement is very appropriate and timely on the occasion of the celebration of Harmony Day and recognizes the contribution of diverse cultures and immigrants to the Australia society.

The commitment of Australia as a nation to welcome diverse immigrants and the unilateral support of politicians across party lines in Australia in keeping up a harmonious, inclusive and welcoming society was praiseworthy, said Dewani Bakkum.

 The Chairman of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils Joe Caputo has said that the statement on multiculturalism is recognition of the efforts to keep up and consolidate the society in Australia as a multicultural, harmonious, prosperous and inclusive one. He also demanded that the government comes up with concrete initiatives as well as a national language policy to strengthen the multicultural fabric of Australian society.

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Recession free Australia for 25 years is a testimony of its flourishing economy


The momentum gained by the economy of Australia in the concluding quarter of 2016 resulted in the nation extending its recession free streak to 25 years, an ample proof that it is a resource-rich economy.

Netherland is just one quarter ahead of Australia for being the nation in the modern era possessing economic growth without a break.

Though there was a marginal slump in the economy of Australia in the third quarter of 2016, the annual growth figures were hiked to 2.4% owing to the 1.1% surprise rise. Strong consumer spending and exports were largely responsible for the recovery in the growth rate. The last quarter of 2016 witnessed a huge growth in the agriculture and mining sectors.

Since 1991, the Australian economy has not experienced a recession, which means it never had two consecutive quarters of negative growth rate. The Dutch record for the period 2008 to 1982 is just one-quarter head of the Australian record, quotes BBC.
 
The two percent growth in business investment in the last month of 2016 was greeted by the Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison, which was also the first hike after several quarters of a slump.
Scott Morrison also added that the growth rate in Australia remained above the average in OECD which is a confirmation of the successful modification that is being witnessed by the economy of Australia.

It has been affirmed by the analysts in ANZ that the statistics are a confirmation of the fact that the marginal slump in the Q3 of 2016 was provisional unaffecting the strong momentum of the Australian economy.

Chief Australian economist of Capital Economics, Paul Dales also elaborated by saying that the nation’s economy was firm on the growth track. The last quarter of 2016 that witnessed a revival in growth rates also affirms the anticipation that the hike in process of commodities will also lead to fast recovery, added Dales.

BBC also reported AMP Capital’s Shane Oliver as saying that there has been a fast rise in the export percentage and the commodity prices are also witnessing a big recovery. The prospect for the next year stands very brightly, added Mr. Oliver.

The approximation of the Central Bank of Australia indicates that the year 2017 would witness an economic growth of 3% owing to the surge in prices of commodities.

Y-Axis Australia team includes process consultants and RMAs who facilitate applicant immigrants with issues related to immigration and visas. Our team works in collaboration with the India’s National Processing Center in Hyderabad to offer services to the clients.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Newly arrived immigrants in Australia are united by the bond of street art


Australia of late has seen a polarization of public views regarding immigration. With the aim of overhauling public perception regarding immigration, 300 newly arrived immigrants and refugees in Australia have collaborated with four top street artists in Australia to create themed murals.

Unveiled later this week in the center of the financial district in Sydney, the murals are a description of images inspired by the native landscapes and beauty and words that convey feelings regarding immigration. They also include the prized objects that the refugees had carried along with them to Australia.

Kaff-eine, the former criminal lawyer in Australia who has taken up street art said that the project aimed at highlighting the resemblance between the native land and the immigrated nation. The street art project also intends to eliminate increasing distrust regarding immigrants in Australia.

The former criminal lawyer turned street artist said that the misconception regarding immigration was a phenomenon not limited to Australia, alone, it was relevant everywhere.

Immigration and border security have emerged as highly debated issues in Australian politics and have dominated the past elections. It has also resulted in indefinite detention policy for individuals who seek to arrive in Australia by boats.

Australia’s immigration system based on points and policies for offshore detention have even been noticed by the international community. In fact, recently the US President Donald Trump was full of praise for the Australian immigration policies and called for similar policies being implemented in the US too.

The four street artists also include Ben Frost, Regan Tamanui, and Brad Eastman. The four street artists have organized workshops for newly arrived youths from nations such as Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Iraq and several other nations across the world.

Notwithstanding the huge linguistic and cultural differences and shyness, the immigrants were united by a common objective, said Kaff-eine.

The immigrants were of the view that irrespective of their pasts, they were currently Australian residents and this was the common binding thread, added Kaff-eine. It is tough for people to get angry with others when they have shared similarities.

One of the immigrants painted the words free and young and was, in fact, unaware of the fact initially that these words were a part of the national anthem of Australia also.

Y-Axis Australia office is situated in affinity to Melbourne Central amidst innumerable educational institutions. Everyday immigrants, skilled professionals, and students walk-in to our office seek legal advice on immigration. They are provided assistance for immigration and visa applications by Registered Migration Agents.


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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The pathway to emigrate from Australia to Canada



If you wish to emigrate from Australia to Canada, it is relatively easier to do so than from any other nation. The fact that both these nations are members of the Commonwealth Nations eases the process of immigration. Nevertheless, despite the unique status of the relationship between these two nations, immigrants looking forward to moving to Canada will face hurdles owing to the intricate process of Canada immigration. It will be a wise decision to facilitate the visa application through registered migration agent Melbourne.

There are diverse options available for Australians who intend to immigrate to Canada. In case if your occupation is listed under the eligible occupation you can enter Canada as a skilled worker. In case the applicant immigrants possess the required capital and satisfy the requirements of the investor visa, they can arrive in Canada through the Entrepreneurial visa scheme. They can understand the finer nuances of applying to the diverse visas and the suitable visa for them through a registered migration agent Melbourne.

On the other hand, the immigrant applicants from Australia who intend to move to Canada can also apply for the Provincial nomination visa or even be sponsored by a relative who is already residing in Canada. 

In case if you are unable to decide on the category of the visa that is suitable to you, you must avail services of a registered migration agent Melbourne. The registered migration agent Melbourne will be able to assist you to determine the appropriate visa that will be suitable for your background and circumstances. The immigration consultant will also be in a position to guide you regarding the necessary documents and ensure that the visa application process is successfully completed in a smooth manner.

Working Holiday Program

Working holiday program is suitable for young Australians to emigrate from Australia to Canada. It is recommended for people who wish to stay in Canada for a while and not recommended for applicants who wish to avail the permanent residency to Canada. The immigrant applicants who wish to secure this two-year working visa must be aged between 30 to 18 years. A registered migration agent Melbourne will be best placed to assist in processing this visa for the applicant immigrants residing in Australia.

Once it has been assessed that what kind of visa is suitable for you, it is required that you furnish the necessary application to the immigration office. The applicable immigration office details can also be availed through Australian immigration contact number.

The majority of the visas mandate that the applicants of the visa submit a wide range of supporting credentials along with visa application. These credentials differ from one visa to another. It may be required that you submit documents such as financial statements or medical reports. Generally, the financial documents are asked to demonstrate your monetary stability to support your stay in Canada.
 
A registered migration agent Melbourne will be able to outline the exact nature and number of documents that the visa you have chosen requires being submitted.

In some cases, the immigrant applicants from Australia commence the process of the application while they are still residing in Australia.  On the other hand, some other applicants arrive in Canada and then initiate their visa process. Many categories of immigrant applicants from Australia are permitted to travel unrestricted throughout Canada. You can secure the details of these kinds of visas from a registered migration agents Melbourne.

Irrespective of the stage of your visa application process, you would have more often than not observed that the process can be really tough at times. But the positive aspect for you is that you can always avail the services of a registered migration agent Melbourne who will be competent and experienced to navigate you smoothly through the process.


Australians citizens or permanent residents who wish to secure the permanent residency in Canada have a wide range of visa categories in Canada to choose from.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Australia needs more immigrants for a younger and more fertile nation


The need for having more immigrants in Australia seems to have been put on a back burner amidst all the chaos for norms of foreign religions.

First of all, it is economic expediency. Immigrants are needed in Australia as the natives can’t replace themselves. No industrial nation, irrespective of its level of advancement can afford not to have a younger population that replaces the aging.

The accepted and appropriate shape of a nation’s demography is an inverted triangle that has lesser aged people at the base and increased number of youth and children at the top. This has to be sustained for several generations as only then Australia can support the frail and aged population who cannot work, quotes The Australian. 

As the top becomes narrower, it becomes increasingly difficult to sustain the increasing number of people at the base. This is more so applicable to Australia owing to the increasing age of death. This also imposes much taxation burden for the families at the middle, who have to cater to the children as well.

The demography of Australia has remained unchanged for the last one generation. The overall rate of fertility is marginally above all time lowest level in 2001 with 1.74. This was a reflection of the huge decrease in the earlier thirty years when expecting parents decided to have lesser children.

This trend has been passed on to the next generation as well with mothers aging and increased number of people remaining childless. A marriage which remains the most accepted mode of an average man having children has been in the downturn and the average age of having the first child is more than 30 years of age. This also means lesser number of births per woman in the long-term.

It is inconsequential whether this phenomenon is a good or bad one at the individual level.  At the national level, this is not at all a good thing as the average fertility rate stands at mere 1.88. Quite interestingly the birth rates were at its highest since the mid-1970s in the period of Howard as the Prime Minister with 2.02 babies per woman.

Ever since that exception, the national average birth rate has once again gone down below the levels of replacement. Therefore more immigrants are needed in Australia.

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Our immigration agents are registered with MARA and are competent, dedicated and experienced.

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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Australia’s young immigrants rejoice diversity through art on Harmony Day

Photo: Wolter Peeters

Being a part of a circus is tougher than it actually appears to be. Mario Kharat an immigrant in Australia from Lebanon practiced acrobatics, juggling, riding unicycle and tightrope walking for seven hours a day. He also demonstrates tossing of three oranges in the air freely for a photographer from Fairfax Media, keeping his head firm even while there were lights flashing around him.

He already appears to be a skilled in acrobatics at just the age of seventeen. Kharat was just thirteen when his family immigrated to Lebanon from Syria, ravaged by war. But life in Beirut was not free of hurdles. He had to give up school early as he was harassed for being a refugee from Syria. He began working as a marketing worker and adopted Lebanese accent to conceal his identity.

Kharat said that his parents were not approving of his vocation as a fireworks acrobat and were of the opinion that it was not good for his future. But he is with the view that circus was the thing he was born for and he feels better in the circus.

The Harmony project in Australia aims at promoting a sense of belongingness among the immigrants, quotes SMH. 

Kharat’s life took a turn when he immigrated to Australia along with his family. This interesting journey of a circus performer from Syria to Australia is one among the diverse stories that will be showcased at the Harmony art Collective exhibition launching from March 14.  Large-scale artworks of more than 300 immigrants in the age of 24-15 will be featured at the outdoor exhibition at the Darling quarter in CBD.

This exhibition is collaboration between the Department of Social Services and amBUSH Gallery, SBS to commemorate the cultural diversity in Australia through Harmony day on March 21, 2017.

Curator Bill Dimas of the amBUSH Gallery says that a lot of people are wary of immigration but this exhibition is an attempt to inspire empathy towards the newly arrived to Australia. It will enable the people to understand the background of these young immigrants, added Dimas.

Y-Axis Australia office is situated in affinity to Melbourne Central amidst innumerable educational institutions. Everyday immigrants, skilled professionals, and students walk-in to seek legal advice on immigration. They are provided assistance for immigration and visa applications by Registered MARA Agents.


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