June 2008

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  • Made The Move To Australia

    300,000 more chances to move to Australia

    The Australian budget has been and gone and I didn’t pay that much attention to it to be honest. Having said all that though a post made in our forums suddenly made me realise that the Australian Budget had pretty large implications for all wannabe Aussies. The Labor party budget for 2008-09 includes an increase […] More

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    Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of June 2008

    Guys, latest Australian Visa Processing time line for June 2008. Any comments or questions please post them in this thread on our forums. RECEIPTING AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF APPLICATIONS The ASPC is currently receipting new applications within service standards. Once an application has been receipted it undergoes validity checking and an acknowledgement letter with client information […] More

  • Made The Move To Australia

    New ACS skills assessment fee from 1 July 2008

    For those who are planning to apply to the Australian Computer Society (ACS), it’s worth noting that new fees will be applicable from 1 July 2008. The Australian Computer Society is the approved professional organisation providing advice on skills recognition for prospective migrants to Australia . Under the agreement between the ACS and the Department […] More

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    Tornado in Perth – Yes, seriously

    I’ve written before about the wonders of the Weather here in Western Australia and being someone of British decent, talking about the weather is always going to be a popular past time for me :) Whilst standing in the coffee queue at work early this week however, the topic of conversation wasn’t the more traditional […] More

  • Getting Down Under Australia

    We’ve seen our first Whales!

    OK, so we’ve seen red-back spiders and plenty of parrots but last week we can add Whales onto our list of things that we’ve seen. Junior had acquired 100 stars on his ‘star chart’ so we asked him what he wanted to do for a treat and his response was AQWA which is the Aquarium […] More

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    Changes to the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)

    The Australian Immigration Minister has announced changes to the Migration Occupation in Demand List for applicants for General Skilled Migration visas. The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) lists those occupations and specialisations identified by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) as being in short supply. Twelve occupations have been added to […] More

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    Capital Investment Scheme for pre-1 September GSM visa applications

    The Australian Department of Immigration is currently considering options for applicants affected by the withdrawal of the States and Territories from the Capital Investment scheme. Prior to 1 September 2007 General Skilled Migration visa applicants could earn 5 bonus points if they deposited at least $100,000 in a designated security for a term of not […] More