7 May 2024

Australia releases details of new Pacific Visas

From , 6:00 am on 7 May 2024

Pacific people who want to move to Australia now have the chance to do so on a new visa scheme.

There are 3,000 places available, with most Pacific countries given a quota that people can enter a ballot for which opens on June 3rd.

The head of the Australian National University's Development Policy Centre, Stephen Howes, told Don Wiseman what the Australian Engagement Visa is offering.

Australia Passport with Visa Approved Wooden Stamp for Travel - 3D Illustration
Some New Zealanders in Australia are asking whether their permanent visa applications were fast-tracked only months before they were not required for them to become citizens.

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