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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 […] More

  • Australia Australia The Land Down Under

    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 […] More

  • 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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

  • 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 […] More

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    Wanted Down Under back on the BBC

    Wanted Down Under is into it’s 6th Series on the BBC and it looks like the popularity of the show isn’t wavering. Wanted Down Under follows the ups and downs of families as they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives – whether to start a new life on the other side of […] More

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    Working Holiday Maker Program Sees Substantial Growth

    In a report released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) in Australia, figures indicate that there has been an overall annual growth of 8.3 per cent in the Australian immigration’s first working holiday visa program. The Working Holiday and Work and Holiday programs encourage cultural exchange and closer ties between arrangement countries by […] More

  • Australian Immigration Legislation Changes Effective January 1, 2012

    Australian Immigration Legislation Changes Effective January 1, 2012

    Its getting to that time of year again so worth noting that effective January 1, 2012, the following amendments of the legislation under the Australian immigration will be implemented. Amendments to remove the discretionary ‘Assurance of Support’ requirement from certain Partner Visas. Amendment of Australian Citizenship Regulations 2007 relating to the Payment of Fees in […] More

  • New Skilled Australian Visa Charges From January - Australian Immigration News - Optimized blue ocean1

    New Skilled Australian Visa Charges From January

    Last monday we wrote an article advising that Australian skilled visa application fees were to increase in 2012 The Department of Immigration and Cirizenship (DIAC) has now confirmed that many of these increases will come into effect from 1 January, 2012 though others will be progressively introduced over the next 18 months (subject to normal legislative processes). The […] More

  • Professional Year Visa Program To Be Reviewed

    Professional Year Visa Program To Be Reviewed

    The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has announced a review of the Professional Year Visa Program to start in early 2012. The Professional Year program which has been in place since 2008 is a structured development program, available to former overseas students who have graduated as Engineers, Accountants and IT Professionals. The Professional […] More

  • 2011 Skilled Migration Survey Highlights Strong Demand For Over Seas Workers - Australian Immigration News - Optimized blue ocean1

    2011 Skilled Migration Survey Highlights Strong Demand For Over Seas Workers

    Last year I wrote a post about the Skilled Migration Survey published by the Audit firm KPMG. Well, the propeller heads at KPMG have conducted a new survey for 2011 and the results may be of interest to those looking to make the move down under. KPMG’s annual skilled migration survey examines how Australian businesses […] More

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