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    IT Recruiters Push For Australian Visa Flexibility To Avoid Skills Shortage

    A skills shortage in the IT sector should be eased by facilitating overseas professions to emigrate to Australia, leading recruiters say. Skills shortages and the need for more skilled workers to fill IT jobs could delay major projects such as the national broadband network, and the restriction on the number of skilled IT workers from […] More

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    Australian skilled migrants are highly paid professionals

    Almost 90 per cent of temporary skilled migrants who were granted Subclass 457 visas in 2009-10 to date are managers and professional workers, new figures show. The average total salary package for all new Australian temporary skilled migrant workers is almost $100,000 – an increase of $10,000 on the same time last year. The highest […] More

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    Australian ETA – Your Key to the Land Down Under

    An Australian holiday would not even start unless an individual has secured an Australian visa. If they have not yet gotten an Australian visa, it is best to process it first before planning their fabulous Australia holiday. There are varying requirements for different types of visa and it would be better to analyze which type of visa is needed for a trip to Australia. More

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    Onshore Applicants Nominating a Trade must be Job Ready from January

    From the 1st of January, as part of the skills assessment process for certain onshore GSM applicants who nominate a trade occupation, applicants will be required to demonstrate that they are ‘job ready’. This new requirement will be assessed through the Job Ready Program (previously referred to as the Job Ready Test). The Job Ready […] More

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    Completed Skills Assessment Required Prior to Applying For Aussie Visas

    Prior to the 1st of January 2010, applicants applying for permanent migration based on one of the onshore General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa subclasses were required, at time of application, to provide evidence that they had applied for a skills assessment by the relevant assessing authority. At time of decision, a suitable skills assessment was […] More

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    Australian Immigration – Not much happening

    Hey all. Not much to write about in the world of Australian immigration so I thought I’d write a little entry just to say hi. I have a number of Google news alerts set up under various Australian Immigration categories on the basis that if anything happens then I’ll get to know about it quite […] More

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    Australian Visas – Processing could be delayed to 2011

    The Australian Immigration and Citizenship department have started issuing letters to visa applicants who have applied for Australian Residency under certain visa classes. The letter confirms that priority will be given to applicants who are applying under the employer or state sponsored visa classes. In addition the letter also confirms that priority will remain for […] More

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    Australian visa application fees increase by 20 per cent

    The Australian visa application fee increases have been formally announced, with the skilled migration fee set to increase by 20 per cent as of 1 July 2009. The Australian Government reviews the Australian visa application fees on an annual basis, as part of the release of the Federal Budget release. Typically, fees will increase in […] More

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    G’day UK 2009

    G’Day UK 2009 kicks off this weekend delivering two weeks of food, wine, cultural and business events. Top of the list will be Australian immigration and tourism which will be sold to Brits interested in making the move Down Under. Being a major source of skilled workers and tourists for Australia, organisers of G’Day Week […] More

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    Is anybody out there?

    Can you hear that……? Yup that’s the silence associated with the Australian Immigration Authority doing…..stuff! It seems very quiet at the moment. My checks of all the usual sources of immigration news seems to be bringing with it very little in the way of updates. Personally, there’s nothing fascinating to update you guys with either […] More

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    Studying your way to a Permanent Australian Visa

    Emigrating to Australia has always been a pretty hard thing to do. Unfortunately for many, the recent economic climate has made these challenges even greater. All is not lost though as there are still other options available. One such option being the Australian Student visa. The folks at the visabureau.com have written a good article […] More

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    Slowing Australian economy to reduce number of migrant places

    An interesting post made on our forums has been getting quite a bit of attention recently. The story goes that Chris Evans, the Australian Immigration minister has announced that Australia will cut its annual immigration intake for the first time in eight years due to the slowing economy and weakening demand for labour. The story […] More

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