Month: December 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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