News

01/07/2017

New age limit for Skilled applicants

General Skilled Migration applicants must be under 45 years of age

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07/05/2017

Australia makes significant changes to the skilled occupations lists

Significant changes were made to the skilled occupations lists on 19 April 2017 which affect people applying for the Temporary Work (Skilled) subclass 457 visas, General Skilled Migration visas and Permanent Employer Sponsored visas.  

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06/05/2017

Major changes to the Australian 457 visa programme

The Australian Prime Minister, Mr Malcolm Turnbull has announced major changes to the subclass 457 temporary work visa programme with effect from 19 April 2017.  

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05/05/2017

Australian Citizenship Laws to be amended

The Turnbull Government is redrafting Australia's citizenship laws to ensure applicants are held to a higher standard.

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04/05/2017

Temporary parent Australian visa not approved by the Senate

The new Australian temporary parent visa is expected to be introduced in November 2017 has not been approved by the Senate.  

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22/12/2016

New Temporary visa classes

The Australian Government has introduced four new temporary visa classes

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12/12/2016

Qantas to fly non-stop to Perth

Qantas has announced that a new non-stop service will be introduced between London and Perth in March 2018.

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09/08/2016

Skilled Independent (subclass 189) or Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) or Skilled Regional (provisional (subclass 489)

Determining which visa pathway to select presents a challenge and is influenced by many factors.

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21/02/2016

Australia's population reaches 24 million

In the last 12 months, Australia's population has reached 24 million with migration contributing significantly to the rise.  

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20/02/2016

Streamlined pathway to Australian permanent residence for New Zealand Citizens

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced an additional pathway to permanent residence for 'non-protected' Special Category visa (SCV) holders from 01 July 2017.

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26/01/2016

Regional Australia becoming more popular

People moving to live and work in Australia naturally gravitate to the big cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, but research suggests regional parts of the country are becoming more popular.

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24/01/2016

Labour Market Testing

Australian businesses are against labour market testing by employers who want to employ skilled labour from overseas jobs while trade unions believe it will just add an unwelcome level of red tape.

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23/01/2016

Registered Migration Agents

Australian visa applicants are being reminded by the Department of Immigration that if they choose to use a migration agent, it is important to check they are registered.

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20/01/2016

Tourism industry facing staff shortages

Business leaders in the tourism sector are demanding an immediate visa solution to ease the staffing crisis that's threatening to bring the industry to a standstill during its busiest time of the year.

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30/12/2015

Man gaoled for migration fraud in WA

A 51 year old man has been sentenced to a total of 7 years gaol after being convicted over a string of criminal and migration fraud offences which has cost his victims over A$730,000.

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07/12/2015

Entrepreneur visa

Australia will introduce an entrepreneur visa and offer tax breaks for start-ups as it tries to unleash an "ideas boom" to move the economy away from the dependence on the mining investment boom which, after 20 years of economic growth is now fading.  

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News

01/07/2017

New age limit for Skilled applicants

General Skilled Migration applicants must be under 45 years of age

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