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    DIAC’s report shows growth in Australian skilled migration

    The 2007-08 Migration Report released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) shows that Australia’s migration programme is well on track to reach its targets and fill critical skills gaps in the job market, and that the UK continues to be the major source of Australia’s migrants. The report shows that at the end […] More

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    Legislation Changes for 15 February 2009

    So this post made by “CHB” who is one of our community members, brought my attention to some Legislation Changes planned for the 15th of February. Unfortunately, the page on the Aussie Governments Website says nothing more than: The Notice of Legislative changes are expected to be published on this website from 5.00 pm AEDT […] More

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    Changes to the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)

    The Australian Immigration Minister has announced changes to the Migration Occupation in Demand List for applicants for General Skilled Migration visas. The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) lists those occupations and specialisations identified by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) as being in short supply. Twelve occupations have been added to […] More

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    Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of 1st October 2006

    NEWS Please note that on Monday 2nd of October the ASPC will be closed because there is a public holiday in South Australia. To provide timely information to applicants and migration agents the proposed allocation dates for the 3rd of October are shown below following those for the 26th of September. Acknowledgment of Applications The […] More

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    New MODL is published

    A new Migration Occupations in Demand List has been published and comes into effect today. The new MODL can be seen below, and several new IT specialisms have have been added. The additions are as follows: – Child Care Coordinator ASCO Code 1295-11 – Computing Professional – specialising in C++/C#/C, Jave, J2EE, Oracle, and Peoplesoft […] More

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    Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of 1st September 2006

    The ASPC is current experiencing some delays in receipting and acknowledging applications and regrets the inconvenience this may be causing applicants and their representatives. While this backlog exists information will be provided here daily about what applications are currently being receipted. This backlog in receipting is being addressed and will be rectified over the next […] More

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    Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of 1st August

    Hi Folks, Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of 1st August. News Please note that there are no changes to the allocation dates for Offshore, SIR or New Zealand visa applications this week. Applications for Subclass 139 – Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored visas must have been received by the Department by 30 June 2006. […] More

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    Latest Australia Visa Processing Times

    Latest Processing times for July: As advised on the DIMA website processing of an application will usually commence within seven (7) working days of its receipt by the department. This means that an application is receipted, acknowledged and a file number is allocated. Once this has occurred a case officer is appointed to assess each […] More

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    Current Processing Times for Aussie Visas June 2006

    Latest Updates from Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre As of 6 June 2006 the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre is assessing applications lodged on or before the following dates: ONSHORE – paper based applications: 22 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications) ONSHORE- e-lodged (online) applications: 27 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications) More

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    Australian government Successfully Matching Skilled Workers to Employers

    The following is the text of the Minister’s announcement for the budget of changes to the skilled migration program. It should be read with her announcement on Monday of the points and technical changes foreshadowed to the skilled migration program arising out of the evaluation program I’ll put that in a separate post. Strangely, the […] More

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    Skill Matching that Works?

    Hey All, this is an announcement just received concerning a new initiative to match general skilled migration applicants with vacancies. Let’s hope it works :-) Job matching service for skilled migrants The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) recently released a new web-based service that allows eligible migrant jobseekers to register a migrant vocational […] More