Month: January 2012

The Australian Immigration Department has just launched their skillselect website which is available at www.skillselect.gov.au.

SkillSelect website goes live!

The Australian Immigration Department this week, launched their skillselect website which is now available at www.skillselect.gov.au. On review, the site already provides some decent background information on SkillSelect, including details on the Expression of Interest (EOI) and invitation process. It also includes details of the information which you will have to provide when you submit an …

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How to Apply for Series 7 of the BBC's Wanted Down Under

How to Apply for Series 7 of the BBC’s Wanted Down Under

Wanted Down Under continues to be spiking a lot of interest and an effort to help answer some of the recent comments from GDU visitors looking to apply for future shows, I thought I’d include instructions to help those looking to apply. We can confirm that the BBC are looking for contributors for Series 7 …

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Australian 457 Visa Restrictions To Be Changed To Attract Hospitality Workers

The fall in foreign students combined with the rapid increase in highly skilled migrants flocking to Australia’s mines has seen a shortage develop in the hospitality industry. In response to this shortfall the federal government intends to change Australian visa restrictions to encourage experienced workers for the faltering industry. Due to changing patterns in Australian …

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Australia Tourist Visa Restrictions Should Be Relaxed

Australia Tourist Visa Restrictions Should Be Relaxed

According to the country’s peak tourism export group, Australian immigration policies should be inspired by US President Barack Obama’s recent speech in which he declared “America is open for business” and announced plans to relax restrictions on tourist visas for even more countries. In an attempt to expand the tourism industry and give America’s economy …

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Australian Mining Boom Results In Spike In Greek Migrants

We’ve reported before that the Australian mining boom has been greak for UK workers. Now australia’s thriving economy, demand for skilled workers and relaxed working visa regulations has led to the most short term arrivals from Greece in a decade. Greece’s slumping economy and growing unemployment rates have meant that thousands of its citizens are …

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Students Targeted By Relaxed Visa Regulations

The Australian education industry could be at risk of becoming victim to Australia’s thriving economy. The rising Australian dollar, combined with the collapse of some colleges has led to more and more international students reconsidering their decision to study in Australia. Changes to the Australian visa application process have been made but, with the new …

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UK Royal Navy Personnel Being Targeted By Australian Immigration

UK Royal Navy Personnel Being Targeted By Australian Immigration

The Australian Defence Force is trying to recruit laid-off soldiers, sailors and air crew from the UK in order to fill their quota of new recruits. Those chosen will gain preferential treatment when it comes to Australian Immigration and Citizenship. The Australian Navy has sent a delegation to the UK to recruit some of the …

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Australian Skilled Migration Applications Surge In Attempt To Avoid Skillselect

So, it’s not been long since we reported on the planned changes for Australian Skilled Migratation. For those who didn’t read the post, On 10 May 2011 the Australian government announced the decision to implement a new way to manage Skilled Migration based on an Expression of Interest (EOI) and subsequent invitation to apply. The …

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New Zealanders Facing Tough Times In Australia

While the number of Kiwis being tempted across the Tasman Sea to Australia reaches new highs, charities in Australia have warned that New Zealanders may not be aware of the risks. Australian charities are urging prospective New Zealand travelers to find work before arriving. The high salaries and lucrative positions available in the mining and agriculture …

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Australia’s mining boom is great news for UK migrants

Australia’s Mining Boom Great News For UK Workers

Many businesses are starting to look to countries like the UK as a shortage of skilled workers across Australia makes sourcing the talent locally a lot more difficult. For those willing to make the move down under, the pickings can also be very ripe. Salaries across Western Australia are increasingly rapidly;  a recent survey by Australia’s …

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