Commencing on 1 July 2022, the arrangement will allow up to 500 young Brazilians aged between 18 and 30 to stay in Australia each year, for a 12-month holiday during which they can undertake short-term work and study. Australia has seen rapid growth in migration from Brazil in the past 20 years, with an estimated 46,450 Brazilian-born residents in 2018 – an increase of over 800 per cent since 2001. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brazil was also the largest source of international students in Australia outside of Asia and fifth largest globally. “The new arrangement will support the rapidly growing science, research, education, economic and institutional links between Australia and Brazil,” Mr Hawke said. Signing of the Work and Holiday Maker MOU builds on the recent ratification of the Australia-Brazil Science, Research and Technology Agreement. Since 2018 there have been over 9,000 joint research publications between Brazil and Australia. Read the full press release HERE.
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