Month: May 2009

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Is anybody out there?

Can you hear that……? Yup that’s the silence associated with the Australian Immigration Authority doing…..stuff! It seems very quiet at the moment. My checks of all the usual sources of immigration news seems to be bringing with it very little in the way of updates. Personally, there’s nothing fascinating to update you guys with either …

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Occupations removed from the temporary business Australian visa (subclass 457) program

Following last week’s changes to the Australian skilled migration program, occupations have been removed from the temporary business Australian visa (subclass 457) program in line with the current needs of the Australian economy. The temporary business Australian visa (subclass 457) program allows employers to sponsor overseas workers to work in Australia on a temporary Australian …

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Beginning a life in Australia booklets now available

The Australian Immigration Authority has recently published the latest edition of their booklet titled “Beginning a life in Australia”. The booklets welcome newly-arrived migrants to Australia and provide useful national, state/territory and local settlement information. This information is available to download in PDF format and is provided in English and 37 community languages for each …

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Changes to the Skilled Occupations List effective 15 May

Changes to the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) have been made by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) in consultation with the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). The Skilled Occupations List (SOL) lists all occupations that the Government considers to be a skilled profession for purposes of migration to Australia. Applicants for …

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Free Holiday Down Under Anyone?

Here at Getting Down Under HQ we frequently get emailed by various folks and organisations that are looking for our help in promoting their products and services to the many visitors and subscribers who visit our site. As many of these services aren’t particularly appropriate (or simply smell like a bit of a scam) then …

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