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New Brochure Available For Chefs And Cooks

A new brochure has been developed covering information on the visa options for people wanting to work as a chef or a cook in Australia. Not so creatively titled “Employing Overseas Chefs and Cooks” the brochure gives a great overview for those in the trade looking to migrate to Australia, including the English Language requirements, …

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New Visa Eligibility Criteria for Skilled Migrants On The Way

Applicants for an Australian visa will soon face a range of new eligibility criteria, it was revealed yesterday. From July 2011, wannabe Australian migrants applying under any of the skilled visa streams will have to pass a new points-based test designed to target migrants more closely suited to Australia’s needs. According to Australia’s immigration department, …

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State Migration Plans – An Overview

As you may have noticed, State Migration Plans are being introduced for each Australia state and territory over the coming months in 2010. We’ve already seen an interim list from South Australia and finalised State migration plans from Victoria, however, more are on their way. On 8 February 2010 the Australian Government announced a series …

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Skilled State Sponsorship changes announced by Vicoria Government

The Victorian Government has recently announced changes to the skilled state sponsored visa program, including a revised list of occupations eligible for sponsorship. The Victorian Government has a formal agreement with the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), in regards to skilled sponsored and skilled regional sponsored visas. As part of this agreement, there …

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Survey highlights More Skills Shortages

A survey by a global business consultancy firm says that the ongoing boom in Australia has resulted in low unemployment and a demand for overseas skilled workers to fill gaps in the labor market — a trend that is likely to increase in the future. According to the report by KPMG entitled Skilled Migration Survey …

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Australian migration program delivering the skills for a healthy economy – Apparently!

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, has announced the latest statistics on the Australian migration program saying that it is still delivering the skills Australia needs for a healthy economy. Mr Bowen said the Government’s targeted approach to overseas workers was helping to fill critical skills in healthcare and nursing jobs, engineering, financial services …

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Australian immigration and training programs must match future demand

If the Government fails to use education, immigration and training programs to meet future labour needs Australia could experience a second skills shortage, experts believe. The global financial crisis barely dented Australia’s employment market, although it temporarily relieved wage pressures. Unemployment peaked at 5.8 per cent for three months in the middle of last year …

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Be Wary Of Migration Scams

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today warned prospective migrants and visa applicants to Australia to be wary of migration scammers. ‘It is vital that people are aware of fraudsters’ tricks before handing over money for immigration assistance which is never provided,’ Mr Bowen said. ‘This is why the Department of Immigration and …

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South Australia Sponsorship List Announced

Immigration South Australia has announced they will very shortly be accepting new sponsorship applications from migrants for a limited number of occupations in an interim list, pending the introduction of State Migration Plans. Migrants with occupations on the Interim Sponsorship List, who meet all other state sponsorship criteria, will be able to apply to be …

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Christopher Bowen New Australian Immigration Minister

Well, what do we have here.  Australian visa applicants will be keen to learn that Australian PM Julia Gillard announced this weekend that the Australian Ministry of Immigration will be the responsibility of Chris Bowen. Good sign or bad for wannabe Aussies. Chris has admitted to being ‘taken aback’ by his new appointment. Perhaps we should …

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Australian Election Results Announced – More Opportunities For Regional Visas?

Well, the Australian Labour Party (headed up by Australia’s first female PM Julia Gillard) has held onto the majority of seats, and will continue as Australia’s Government for another 3 year term. As we’ve reported earlier, Australia’s government has been in question for weeks after the election did not reveal a clear winner. However after …

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Hung Parliament may affect Immigration Policy in Australia

Last week I wrote this article about the possible impacts of a change in government on Australian immigration policy and at the time of typing I was hopeful that a few days later we would have a result. Alas.. one week later we are no nearer to a result and it’s looking likely that a …

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