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    Australia Work Visa – An Overview

    Australia Work Visa is one of the more common search terms used by visitors to getting down under HQ. With this in mind and in an effort to provide a slightly more succinct answer for those seeking information on the Australian Work Visa, we thought we’d pull together this article If you want to apply […] More

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    Skilled Migration Pass Mark To Be Reduced Under Skillselect

    Perhaps it’s not all doom and gloom when it comes to the changes associated with the new Skillselect Visa Program with the Australian Immigration Department announcing that the Skilled Migration pass mark is to be reduced from 65 points. From the 1st July 2012, the pass mark for the new SkillSelect visa subclasses 189, 190 […] More

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    SkillSelect website goes live!

    The Australian Immigration Department this week, launched their skillselect website which is now available at www.skillselect.gov.au. On review, the site already provides some decent background information on SkillSelect, including details on the Expression of Interest (EOI) and invitation process. It also includes details of the information which you will have to provide when you submit an […] More

  • Australia Tourist Visa Restrictions Should Be Relaxed

    Australia Tourist Visa Restrictions Should Be Relaxed

    According to the country’s peak tourism export group, Australian immigration policies should be inspired by US President Barack Obama’s recent speech in which he declared “America is open for business” and announced plans to relax restrictions on tourist visas for even more countries. In an attempt to expand the tourism industry and give America’s economy […] More

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    Change to processing location for applications lodged in Pakistan or Afghanistan

    News in from the Australian Immigration Department this week which effects Partner and family migration processing for applicants in Pakistan or Afghanistan Partner and family migration applications lodged by clients who live in Pakistan or Afghanistan (except for Afghan nationals) are processed at the Australian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan. Partner and family migration applications […] More

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    More IT Professionals Needed Say Australian Recruiters

    Looming skills shortages in Australia are fuelling the desire for overseas IT professionals, recruiters say. IT recruitment firms say there is now a greater preparedness from companies to sponsor overseas IT professionals, particularly because if work starts on the National Broadband Network all available talent will be sucked up by the project. The trend comes […] More

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    457 Visa Holders – A benefit to Australia?

    Since starting my new role in the mining industry, I’ve found myself working for an organisation which is much more reliant on skilled resources brought in from overseas. I was chatting to one of the hiring managers the other day about this and being quite interested in the subject, I managed to steer the conversation […] More

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    Occupations removed from the temporary business Australian visa (subclass 457) program

    Following last week’s changes to the Australian skilled migration program, occupations have been removed from the temporary business Australian visa (subclass 457) program in line with the current needs of the Australian economy. The temporary business Australian visa (subclass 457) program allows employers to sponsor overseas workers to work in Australia on a temporary Australian […] More