Month: August 2010

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Hung Parliament may affect Immigration Policy in Australia

Last week I wrote this article about the possible impacts of a change in government on Australian immigration policy and at the time of typing I was hopeful that a few days later we would have a result. Alas.. one week later we are no nearer to a result and it’s looking likely that a …

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The Australian Election and its Impact on future Australia Immigration Numbers

So this weekend here in Australia we have an election with the two front runners being the incumbent labour party headed up by the current PM Julia Gillard and the Federal Opposition headed up by a chap named  Tony Abbott. Immigration policy has been high on the agenda for both parties so I thought it …

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Businesses fear cuts to Australian visas will worsen skills shortage

The promise to cut Australian immigration numbers by both Australian political parties in the lead up to the August 21 federal election has drawn the ire of the business community. The opposition lead by Tony Abbott says it would cut the number of migrants by almost half from its current annual rate if it wins …

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Phil Down Under returns – How to Apply for Phil Down Under

We got contacted this week by IWC Media who are the makers of ‘Location Location Location’ and ‘Relocation Relocation’. The production company are looking to identify people who will be emigrating to Australia before the end of 2010 who may be seeking assistance finding a new property abroad. I wrote an article about Relocation – …

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Australia Needs More Engineers Says Survey

An annual engineering survey has warned that engineering skills shortages will affect the country’s ability to grow and limit innovation. The Engineering Skills Survey by Consult Australia warns that Australia’s ability to design and deliver an estimated $400 billion in infrastructure over the next 10 years is under threat unless government and industry can work …

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Migration Institute of Australia – Politicians must focus on Skilled Migration

The Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) has called for politicians to focus on skilled migration issues during the election, rather than a “short-sighted” debate on asylum seekers. The MIA has said that Australia’s migration program remains unbalanced, mismanaged and confusing for current and potential migrants, sponsors and for the general public. The true migration issues …

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