May 2012

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  • Australia Skilled visa reform targets investors and entrepreneur

    Investors And Entrepreneurs Targeted By New Skilled Visa Reforms

    Do you have a spare $5 Million dollars burning a hole in you pocket? If you do then you may be interested to read that the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, and the Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, Bill Shorten MP, have announced new Federal Government reforms to attract successful investors […] More

  • Currency - GBP / Australian Dollar

    UK Pound Starts To Strengthen Against The Australian Dollar

    The suggestion that the reserve Bank of Australia may make further interest rate cuts in the months ahead is weighing on the value of the Australian Dollar. So too is the slowdown in Chinese economic activity. Also influential is the change of heart amongst international investors who are less inclined to buy into the high […] More

  • Members of the defence forces are to have their applications for Australian Citizenship fast-tracked to just 90 days

    Australian Defence Families To Have Citizenship Fast-Tracked

    Members of the defence forces are to have their applications for Australian Citizenship fast-tracked to just 90 days according to a press release from the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowden. Under proposed changes to the Australian Citizenship Act 2007, family members of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will now be able to gain […] More

  • Learn English - How to learn English tips

    Learn English – Top Tips On How To Learn English

    As the number of Australian immigrants from non-English speaking countries continues to rise, the requirement to speak and write a high standard of English is becoming a more significant part of the Australian migration process. The IELTS or TOEFL  tests which need to be taken to support applications for many Australian Visa classes are for some […] More

  • Planning for the 2012-2013 Migration Program

    Planning for the 2012-2013 Migration Program

    With the Australian government soon to announce the 2012–13 Migration Program,we thought it may be useful to explain how the government plans for and determines the migration program’s size and composition. As you’ll have probably guessed, there are many more people wanting to migrate to Australia permanently than the country can accommodate. To manage the […] More

  • Australian Immigration Numbers to be Increased

    Migration Numbers Increased To Fill Skill Gaps

    Good news for those of you looking to migrate to Australia under the 2012 – 2013 Migration Program. The Federal Government announced yesterday a targeted increase for the the 2012–13 migration program, providing additional places to help fill skills shortages in parts of the Australian economy. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen MP said […] More

  • Permanent Residence To Be Fast-Tracked For 457 Visa Holders

    Permanent Residence To Be Fast-Tracked For 457 Visa Holders

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 6 months, most of you will be aware of the reforms to the permanent employer sponsored migration program. One of the benefits to these reforms is the way in which the pathway for 457 visa holders to permanent residence will be simplified. The reforms, effective 1 July, […] More

  • Import Car Insurance - Hints and Tips for finding the best Imported Car Insurance when arriving in Australia

    Import Car Insurance – Finding Insurance For Your Imported Car

    We’ve already provided tips on importing your car to Australia however once you’ve got your car onto Aussie soil you’ll need to obtain Import car insurance to drive the thing. Import Car Insurance in Australia is a little different to the car insurance you’d buy for domestic vehicles. You see with insurance for imported cars, […] More

  • Changes to points-tested skilled migration visas

    Three New Point Tested Skilled Migration Visa From July

    As our regular readers will know, reforms to Australia’s skilled migration program take effect on 1 July 2012. Included in these reforms are changes to points tested skilled migration visas for migrants who wish to live and work in Australia without employer sponsorship. Simplifying eligibility requirements, the changes include the introduction of three new points […] More