Year: 2010

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Merry Christmas Everyone

Hey guys, a little on the late side this year but I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best during this festive period :) Christmas down under this year was a very hot yet fun filled affair. The temperatures on Christmas day were hovering around the 40C mark so we were …

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Australian Temporary Work Visa To Be Simplified

Australia plans to simplify their temporary work visa program by reducing the number of different visas available. The planned changes are a result of responses by key stakeholders to a discussion paper released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). The Australia immigration Minister Chris Bowen, and Minister Assisting on Deregulation, Senator Nick Sherry, …

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Australian Student Visa Program To Be Reviewed

As the number of international students coming to Australia continues to drop, the Federal Government has announced a review of the student visa program. The move is being welcomed by the education and business sectors. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen and Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans announced the review on Thursday. “The Australian international education sector …

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Western Australia Announces State Migration List

The Western Australian Government have announced their State Migration Plan (SMP) this week with jobs to support the booming mining sector high on the list of jobs in demand. More immigration is needed by Australia’s mining industry due to a lack of skilled workers in Australia. It is very important for the industry to have …

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Queensland’s State Migration – Eligible Occupations List Updated

The Queensland State Government has recently updated their state skilled immigration program, including a list of eligible occupations for sponsorship. According to Senator Chris Bowen, the Gillard Government has a formal commitment to supporting the Australian economy by attracting more skilled migrants who can positively contribute to the workforce and this plan is one of …

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More Australian Immigrants Needed Plead Business Leaders

An increase in the Australian immigration numbers are needed to avoid a wages blowout as skills shortages increase across more sectors, business leaders have warned the government. The current skills shortage in the resources sector is spreading to other industries, as many move to the more lucrative paid jobs in mining with more than $140 …

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Australian Student Visa Applicants Continue to Fall

The number of new international students coming to Australia is continuing to drop by more than 32,000 students, or 9.5 per cent, as of the end of October. Government agency Australian Education International, has reported the number of total enrolments in Australia are down 1.4 per cent at 599,795 students. The figures come as the …

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A few site issues today

Hi Guys, well, it’s been a while since we were plagued with site issues however we had our account temporarily suspended today by our hosting provider as our traffic was causing a number of spikes which risked impacting some of their other customers. We have since made an attempt to optimise GDU a little bit …

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Australian Dollar Exchange Rates Not Getting Any Better

Not looked at the Aussie Dollar Exchange rate’s for a while but for those of you looking to migrate to Australia from the UK, it’s not great news unfortunately. The Sterling – Australian Dollar exchange rate is about as bad as it has been for AUD buyers since the Australian government let their currency float …

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New Brochure Available For Chefs And Cooks

A new brochure has been developed covering information on the visa options for people wanting to work as a chef or a cook in Australia. Not so creatively titled “Employing Overseas Chefs and Cooks” the brochure gives a great overview for those in the trade looking to migrate to Australia, including the English Language requirements, …

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New Visa Eligibility Criteria for Skilled Migrants On The Way

Applicants for an Australian visa will soon face a range of new eligibility criteria, it was revealed yesterday. From July 2011, wannabe Australian migrants applying under any of the skilled visa streams will have to pass a new points-based test designed to target migrants more closely suited to Australia’s needs. According to Australia’s immigration department, …

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State Migration Plans – An Overview

As you may have noticed, State Migration Plans are being introduced for each Australia state and territory over the coming months in 2010. We’ve already seen an interim list from South Australia and finalised State migration plans from Victoria, however, more are on their way. On 8 February 2010 the Australian Government announced a series …

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