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    Australia Needs More Engineers Says Survey

    An annual engineering survey has warned that engineering skills shortages will affect the country’s ability to grow and limit innovation. The Engineering Skills Survey by Consult Australia warns that Australia’s ability to design and deliver an estimated $400 billion in infrastructure over the next 10 years is under threat unless government and industry can work […] More

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    Migration Institute of Australia – Politicians must focus on Skilled Migration

    The Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) has called for politicians to focus on skilled migration issues during the election, rather than a “short-sighted” debate on asylum seekers. The MIA has said that Australia’s migration program remains unbalanced, mismanaged and confusing for current and potential migrants, sponsors and for the general public. The true migration issues […] More

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    Immigration Needed To Keep Australia Competitive

    A little while ago I wrote about the slightly worrying view from the new Australia PM Julia Gillard. A view which could highlight further potential cuts to Australian Immigration should she remain in power. Reading the front page of ‘The Australian’ newspaper today however it would seem that the news for wannabe migrants could perhaps be […] More

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    New Australia PM Flags Further Cuts To Immigration Quotas

    Even more things for wannabe Aussie migrants to worry about as news reports today hint that Australias New Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be breaking from her predecessor’s advocacy of a “Big Australia” flagging further cuts to immigration quotas. In an interview with the Australian version of the Daily Telegraph News paper, Gillard said: “Australia […] More

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    IELTS Stronghold on English Exams May Be Under Threat

    Quite an interesting read for those of you who need to take the well know IELTS exam as part of your Australian Immigration application process. According to an article posted on the Guardians website, the Australian government is seriously considering rival exams such as the ‘Toefl‘ examination as an alternative to IELTS. The news came […] More

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    Australian Student Visas will not be capped

    The Rudd Government has no intention of putting a limit on the number of Australian Student Visas issued each year, the Australian Immigration Minister has announced. The Australian Immigration Minister, Senator Chris Evans, said there was no basis for the concerns by education providers about the possible impact of proposed legislation that would allow the […] More

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    All Not Lost For Chefs and Cooks Following Changes to Skilled Occupation List

    Highly qualified chefs and cooks will continue to be welcome in Australia, despite the removal of these occupations from the new Skilled Occupations List, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, said yesterday. The Minister said the removal of these occupations from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) would not hinder the industry’s ability […] More

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    New Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL) finally announced

    PLEASE NOTE THE OCCUPATIONS LIST REFERENCED HERE HAS BEEN REPLACED AND IS NO LONGER VALID – For the most current list of Australian occupations in demand. Please CLICK HERE. It’s a little late, however the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL), has finally been released by the Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Evans. The […] More

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    The 2010 Australian Budget and its impact on Australian Immigration Numbers

    The Australian Government released their 2010-11 Australian Budget last night and it contained mixed news for wannabe migrants. Within the report, the Australian Government has announced it intends to sharpen the focus of the Australian skilled migration program on key skills shortages. Overall, the Australian Immigration program will remain the current size but the focus […] More

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    Migration Places To Be Cut – Did I Say That?

    It’s not a rare occurrence when a politician needs to backtrack and opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison appears to be doing just that. Following our article yesterday where we highlighted a potential risk of migration places being cut If the coalition got into power, in today’s news, Morrison says his comments about cutting the country’s […] More

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    Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of February 2007

    Hi Folks The latest update from the ASPC for those of you wondering what the current processing times are like. The ASPC is still experiencing some delays in receipting and acknowledging applications so if you’ve recently applied then hang fire. Please note that these delays do not affect the date on which a valid application […] More

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