Tag: Chris Bowen


The Federal Government today announced a targeted increase to the 2012-13 migration program, providing additional places to help fill skills shortages in parts of the Australian economy. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen MP said the planned migration program in the 2012-13 Budget would provide support to the growth regions and sectors of Australia’s […]

May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Bowen, Lundy allay fears on Indian students’ safety

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Mr. Chris Bowen and the Minister for Sport and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Ms Kate Lundy who visited India early this week had fruitful discussions with Indian Ministers on issues of skilled migration, Indian students’ issues and visas, multiculturalism, sport, prospective marriage visas. Here are the excerpts form a joint […]

May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Australia celebrates Cultural Diversity

Australia’s cultural diversity was celebrated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012, with thousands of Harmony Day events being staged across the nation. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, and Minster for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy, said Harmony Day is a day for all Australians to come together and reflect on what makes Australia […]

March 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Bowen lauds AIBC’s vital role in Oz,India business ties

Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister Mr. Chris Bowen addressed this evening the Australia India Business Council on the occasion of its Silver Jubilee. Congratulations to the AIBC on 25 years of work to promote closer economic and business ties between Australia and India, he said. International chambers of commerce and business councils play a vital […]

November 2, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Priority processing now for 457 Visa, says Chris Bowen

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced businesses using the subclass 457 visa program can now gain access to priority processing and approval for six years under a new accreditation scheme. “This new scheme recognises that many Australian businesses have a long history of dealing with the Department of Immigration and […]

November 2, 2011 | 2 Comments More