March 2009

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    More changes to skilled occupations lists announced

    Following the news we posted on Friday about Important changes to Australian skilled-sponsored visas for ACT and NT. It looks like the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the Northern Territory (NT) governments are at it again with a number of amendments to their skilled occupations lists being announced. After removing five occupations as part of […] More

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    New Zealanders won’t be affected by Australian skilled migration cutback

    After cutbacks to the Australian skilled migration program this week, former New Zealand Immigration Minister Aussie Malcolm reassured New Zealanders that they would still be able to continue emigrating to Australia. The Australian Government last week announced the Australian skilled migration program would be reduced by nearly 18,000 to 115,000 places, in order to ease […] More

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    Important changes to Australian skilled-sponsored visas for ACT and NT

    The Canberra (ACT) and Northern Territory (NT) governments have made important changes to their State/Territory skilled-sponsored migration programs, including removing occupations from their skills-in-demand lists. The announcement comes at a time when the Federal Government announced a reduction, and more targeted approach, to the Australian skilled migration program, affecting thousands of Australian skilled migration visa […] More

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    Critical Skills List refinement affecting British emigration to Australia

    Last week, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) announced that they would downsize the Critical Skills List (CSL) so that the Australian skilled migration program would more effectively bring in the skills needed most in the Australian economy. Andy Harwood, a registered migration agent from the Australian Visa Bureau, has recommended to all […] More

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    Australian Government cuts migration program to protect local jobs

    Not the best news for wannabe migrants I’m afraid. In a bid to protect Australian jobs, the Federal Government is cutting the intake of skilled migrant workers – removing virtually all the trades from the program. In a sign of the times, the permanent skilled migration program is being slashed by 18,000 over the next […] More

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    Australian IT skills shortages remain despite recession

    While IT professionals have been losing thousands of jobs in the industry because of the global recession, applications for IT jobs in Australia have increased by 20 per cent, reports The Australian. Despite the growing unemployment numbers, huge numbers of people are emigrating to Australia while Senator Chris Evans keeps the migration quota at this […] More

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    Costa Brava looks nice – Still, it’s not Perth!

    An Article that I read on the UK website of the Independent Newspaper made me laugh today. It talks about the Girona tourist board’s latest attempt to spice up its Mediterranean appeal using an image taken here in good old Perth! The photo supposedly of the Costa Brava shows a man and a boy gazing […] More