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Australian Government Slashes Visa Places By 15 Percent

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison announced this week that permanent migration will be capped at 160,000 for the next four years which represents a 15 per cent decrease compared to the previous levels of 190,000 places He also announced that two new regional visas for skilled workers will be introduced that will reportedly cover 23,000 …

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New Australian Visa Opportunities For Aged Care and Religious Workers

The Australian government has announced two new labour agreements that it claims will support the country’s multicultural communities. The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman unveiled the labour agreements for the aged care sector and religious institutions last Thursday. Aged Care Worker Visa Opportunities The new agreement for the aged care sector …

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Australian visa skillselect invitation round results May 2019

January 2019 Australian Visa Invitation Rounds

The Australian immigration department has released the results of it’s latest invitation rounds for skilled visa applicants and as was the case last month, the minimum pass mark required from a points perspective is quite high. During the January invitation rounds, 2500 invitations were issued; 1490 of these to applicants applying under the skilled independent …

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Three Year Working Holiday Visa From 1st July

Are you looking to visit Australia on a working holiday visa? From the 1st July 2019,  for subclass 417 and 462 employed, working holiday visa holders, if you undertake 6-months of work in a specified regional area during your second year working in Australia, you will be able to apply to stay in Australia for …

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117 Occupations Open for Migrants Willing To Migrate To The Northern Territory

117 Occupations Open for Migrants Willing To Migrate To The Northern Territory

From cooks to family day care workers and motor mechanics. A number of skilled migrants who might not have ordinarily qualified for a life in Australia will now be able to apply for Australian Permanent Residency. (PR). The Northern Territory government has opened its door to skilled migrants across 117 occupations and has offered a …

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Mid-year update to the Immigration SA occupation lists

Mid-year update to South Australias Occupation Lists

The team responsible for South Australian Australiam immigration intake has conducted a mid-year review of its occupation lists – the State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL). Changes will take effect on the afternoon of 11 February 2019. Occupations added to the SNOL for the remainder of the 2018-19 program year ANZSCO …

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2019 Australian Citizenship

2019 Australian Citizenship Test – Planned Changes

The subject of Australian Citizenship has been a bone of contention for the Australian Government who has been trying to introduce changes to the Australian citizenship law that, amongst other things, would see permanent residents waiting for a longer period before they can apply for citizenship. The Australian Government announced an overhaul of the Australian …

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Designation Area Migration Agreements

Permanent Residency Options Available for low skilled migrants

Over the next five years, low skilled migrants with limited English will have the option to apply for permanent residency after living and working in the Northern Territory for at least three years. From cooks to family day care workers to motor mechanics, low skilled migrants will now be able to apply for Australia’s permanent …

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Plans To Settle New Migrants In Regional Australia

Plans To Settle New Migrants In Regional Australia

The Federal Government has unveiled a plan that will settle new migrants in regional areas for up to five years after their arrival in Australia. Minister for Population and Cities, Alan Tudge laid out his plans to bust congestion in Australia’s biggest cities- Melbourne and Sydney It was first reported in August this year that …

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Australian Skilled Visa Points Change

Australian Skilled Visa Point Increase

The Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton has introduced a new legislative instrument which will increase the minimum points required for skilled visa applications from 60 points to a new minimum of 65. Australia Skilled Visa Point Increase Details minimum points required increased from 60 to 65 points, …

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New Australian Global Talent Scheme Available from 1st July 2018

New Australian Global Talent Scheme Available from 1st July 2018

The Australian Government has announced that a new Global Talent Scheme will come into effect from 1st July 2018 and will be trialled for one year. The new visa is designed to attract highly skilled workers from around the globe. It is believed that the new visa will attract people with exceptional technical skills and talent, which can …

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