Month: March 2010

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ACT Updates Skilled Immigration Lists

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has revealed its sponsorship criteria for workers wanting to emigrate to the state. The changes will have repercussions on Australian immigration for that area as some migrants choose to look towards other states for work. Each state or territory of Australia have their own skilled occupations in demand lists according …

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Australia to Merge with New Zealand

Despite a flurry of news reports suggesting Australia and New Zealand may consider a merger, New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has dismissed the idea saying is not the answer to New Zealand’s problems. Former Commonwealth Secretary-General and New Zealand Prime Minister Sir Don McKinnon disagrees and believes a merger with Australia is inevitable and …

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New Skilled Occupation List April 2010

Jason Cameron, one of the Registered Migration Agents who regularly contributes in our forums recently posted a link to the new Skills Occupation List stating : Anyone interested in future skilled occupation list mid this year can gain some insight into the occupations that Skills Australia are proposing/considering. You can find the draft list on …

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Changes to the skills assessment criterion for certain onshore General Skilled Migration applicants

From 12 March 2010, all applicants applying for either a Skilled—Regional Sponsored (subclass 487) visa, Skilled—Independent (subclass 885) visa or Skilled—Sponsored (subclass 886) visa will be able to use an existing suitable skills assessment to lodge a valid visa application. This will allow applicants nominating a trade occupation for the above visa subclasses to provide …

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New Critical Skills List (CSL) Published

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) updated the Critical Skills List this weekend with many computer professionals breathing a huge sigh of relief! When the DIAC announced changes to the Australian immigration procedures on the 8th February, the Migration Occupations in Demand List became defunct. This left many people with occupations previously in …

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