Month: September 2008

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Migrants left in limbo as TRA postpone Migration Assessment Policy

Thousands of migrants have been left in limbo as the Trades Recognition Authority (TRA) postpone the release of the new Migration Assessment Policy (MAP) The new MAP stood as the most recent initiative that offered hope to migrants currently stranded without a path into Australia. MAP would essentially consist of two streams; Stream A and …

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High risk or low risk country? Which are you?

When migrating to Australia your country of Origin can have a significant impact on the speed in which your Visa application is processed. The Australian Department of immigration classify certain countries as either  a  low risk  or high risk country. If your country is a high risk country then it’s nothing to be offended about. …

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Australian Immigration Articles – What do you guys want?

OK, so at time of typing I’ve written over 330 Articles and Blog Entries here at getting down under. Some of these have been pretty useful and quite popular, others have been… well, pretty pants. The content for my Blog entries is pretty straight forward as I’m just talking about what my family and I …

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Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of September 2008

This months update is a little longer as application processing is now undertaken between two centres based in Brisbane and Adelaide. Although splitting the processing across two processing centres should ultimately reduce the amount of time it takes to process Australian Visas, applicants should be mindful that applications sent to Adelaide which are now processed …

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Wanted Down Under? – How to Apply for Series 4 of wanted down under

Wanted down under is a term being typed into Google quite a lot at the moment and the search results are directing a large number of wannabe Aussies here at Getting Down Under. Having spoken to my folks back in the UK last night it transpires that the BBC are currently re-showing one of the …

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Male and Single? Another reason to move to Australia

According to the good folks over at the BBC, if your male and single then you’ll benefit from an apparent ‘man drought’ which is hitting Australia. An analysis of new census figures has shown there are almost 100,000 more females than males in Australia. The problem is worse in the coastal cities, where women have …

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The Aussie Immigration Map

For many wannabe Aussies, choosing where you want to finally reside when you make the momentous move down under can be one of the toughest decisions you’ll ever make. That is until now! Let me introduce you to the ‘Wannabe Aussie Immigration Map 5000’. This handy map was provided by one of my overly helpful …

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