2013 Australian Immigration News

2013 Australian Immigration News

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VETASSESS Skills Assement Processing Delays

VETASSESS is one of the main skills assessment bodies utilised to assess wannabe migrants professional qualifications or vocational skills as part of their Australian migration application process. A recent letter from one of the managers at VETACESS highlights that there are ‘unusual delays’ in the current processing processing times with a current application with all …

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Investment Options Added For Significant Investor Visa

So if the press release issued last Friday is anything to go by, the Australian government is really starting to focus on widening the net to attract wealthy immigrants to Australia. Back in November we wrote about the government’s plans to fast track the significant visa application process, now it seems the government is looking …

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Highly Skilled Occupations Exempted From Labour Market Testing

The Australian Immigration department has announced that employers recruiting for ‘highly skilled occupations’ will be exempted from the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirement and therefore will not need to advertise jobs in Australia before offering them to temporary foreign workers. In June 2013, Australia’s previous Labor government passed legislation which required Australian employers to advertise …

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Western Australian Population Surges With Australian Visa Holders

The population of Western Australia increased to 2.5 million people in March this year according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics – with over 60% of the growth due to Australian visa holders. Western Australia is the country’s largest yet most remote state, meaning the state has relied on Australian visa …

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Australian Significant Investor Visa To Be Fast Tracked

The new Australian immigration minister Scott Morrison has said that he wants to fast-track 400 wealthy visa applicants for permanent residence. The 400 applicants have applied under the Significant investor visas (subclass 888) that we announced back in November last year. The immigration minister believes that, between the 400 applicants, they have about AUS$2bn to …

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Israel Now Eligible For Electronic Lodgement Of Australian Visas

Looking to visit Australia from Israel? If so, the whole process got that little bit easier. From tomorrow (14th November) Israeli citizens will have fast-tracked access to visas for short-term visits to Australia. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, senator Cash said with the addition of Israel to the list of eligible countries for …

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Student Visas To Be Streamlined

The Australian government announced last week measures to streamline the Australian student Visa. It is proposed that streamlined visa processing arrangements will be available to certain low immigration risk non-university education providers who offer Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degree courses. This would be an extension of the arrangements that have been available to the university …

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Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List

Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List

Just a heads up that the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development will release the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) for 2013-2014 on 28 October 2013. If you’re looking to apply via the State Nomination visa route, it’s important to remember that you must have an occupation on the WASMOL to …

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Australians Richest People

Australians the worlds richest people

There’s lots of benefits associated with moving to Australia? Sunny weather, a better lifestyle, beautiful beaches and the Aussie way of life but to name just a few. According to a new survey undertaken by company, Credit Suisse, you can add being ‘completely minted’ onto the list. According to the report released today, the median …

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457 Visa Retail Jobs On The Rise In Australia

The number of retailer sponsored 457 Visa’s is on the rise with Australian retailers searching overseas for skilled staff because years of cost-cutting, under-investment in training and the online retail boom has led to a critical skills shortage in the retail sector. Experienced merchandisers, planners, buyers and e-commerce managers are in hot demand in the …

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IT Workers On 457 Visas Needed To Plug The Gap

A state parliamentary inquiry into skills shortages is yet to hear from the Australian technology industry, but it has already signaled it will make recommendations to the federal government on 457 visas. The NSW inquiry by the Legislative Assembly Committee on Economic Development has held two hearings, it has two more scheduled, in Coffs Harbour …

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Cost Of Living In Australia On The Up

We’ve written before about the rising costs in cities across Australia and a recent measure of global cost of living report has confirmed that many of Australia’s capital cities are now some of the most expensive cities around the world! Due to the recent increases in rent and cost of living expenses, Perth and Darwin …

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