Year 11 and 12 students from mainland China, excluding from Hubei province, will be considered on a case-by-case basis It is not a compulsory plan and cases will require the support of the students’ respective states or territories and schools The Government says it will look to extend similar exemptions to Chinese university students next week On Saturday Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan revealed Year 11 and 12 students from mainland China, excluding from Hubei province, would be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Backpackers will be able to help Australia rebuild after summer’s devastating bushfires under federal government changes to visa rules. The changes mean backpackers living and working in bushfire zones can stay with the same employer for a year instead of six months. Construction work in disaster zones will count as work under the new rules designed to support farmers and regional businesses. Paid and volunteer disaster recovery work in fire-hit areas will count towards the specified work needed to apply for a second or third year visa. Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge will confirm the changes on Monday in Victoria’s …read more
Updated travel advice to protect Australians from the novel coronavirus Joint media release The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women The Hon. Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health 01 February 2020 The National Security Committee of Cabinet met again today to consider new and urgent information regarding the novel coronavirus situation. Based on updated health advice from the Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and the increased risk posed by the spread of novel …read more
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