BUSINESS EVENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN AUSTRALIAN VISA OVERHAUL

On behalf of the Business Events industry, the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has welcomed the opportunity to give advice on streamlining Australia’s visa system to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The Department called for submissions with the intent of transforming the present system, reducing the current 99 visas to approximately 10

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Changes to Australia’s Arrivals SmartGates

From 20 June, 2016 Australia’s Arrivals SmartGates will be permanently open to eligible Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, Japanese, Korean, French and Swedish ePassport holders. This is a significant expansion, increasing permanent use from eight to 13 eligible countries, plus the Special Administrative Regions (SARs) Hong Kong and Macau. This milestone marks another step in Australia’s

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