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Australian Work And Holiday Agreement With Bangladesh

Young people from Australia and Bangladesh will now be able to travel to each other’s countries through a work and holiday arrangement. The Australia work and holiday visa program is now open, the Australia immigration department said. University-educated Australian and Bangladesh travellers who are aged between 18 and 30 will now be able to work …

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Australian Temporary Work Visa To Be Simplified

Australia plans to simplify their temporary work visa program by reducing the number of different visas available. The planned changes are a result of responses by key stakeholders to a discussion paper released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). The Australia immigration Minister Chris Bowen, and Minister Assisting on Deregulation, Senator Nick Sherry, …

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Australian Student Visa Program To Be Reviewed

As the number of international students coming to Australia continues to drop, the Federal Government has announced a review of the student visa program. The move is being welcomed by the education and business sectors. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen and Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans announced the review on Thursday. “The Australian international education sector …

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Western Australia Announces State Migration List

The Western Australian Government have announced their State Migration Plan (SMP) this week with jobs to support the booming mining sector high on the list of jobs in demand. More immigration is needed by Australia’s mining industry due to a lack of skilled workers in Australia. It is very important for the industry to have …

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Queensland’s State Migration – Eligible Occupations List Updated

The Queensland State Government has recently updated their state skilled immigration program, including a list of eligible occupations for sponsorship. According to Senator Chris Bowen, the Gillard Government has a formal commitment to supporting the Australian economy by attracting more skilled migrants who can positively contribute to the workforce and this plan is one of …

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More Australian Immigrants Needed Plead Business Leaders

An increase in the Australian immigration numbers are needed to avoid a wages blowout as skills shortages increase across more sectors, business leaders have warned the government. The current skills shortage in the resources sector is spreading to other industries, as many move to the more lucrative paid jobs in mining with more than $140 …

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Australian Student Visa Applicants Continue to Fall

The number of new international students coming to Australia is continuing to drop by more than 32,000 students, or 9.5 per cent, as of the end of October. Government agency Australian Education International, has reported the number of total enrolments in Australia are down 1.4 per cent at 599,795 students. The figures come as the …

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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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