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Irish and British outnumber the Greeks

A report in the Sydney Morning Herald by Rania Spooner paints a different picture from the Sunday Herald Sun article. It reports that rising unemployment in Europe is driving an influx of Irish and British skilled migrants to Australia but skilled migration from Greeks where unemployment topped 20% in November…

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The Greek Financial Crisis – Implications for Australia

A recent article in the Sunday Herald Sun by reporter Hamish Heard discussed the rush of new wave of Greek migrants to Melbourne due to the Greek financial crisis and dismal economy which is driving away workers who are in search of jobs in Australia. The Greek Financial Crisis facts;…

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Urgent! Changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

The Australian Government has today announced changes to the Employer Sponsored visa program to come into effect 01 July 2012. There are 6 important changes for the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) and these are: there will only be 2 subclasses instead of the current…

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Labour Agreement Submission for Restaurant & Catering Industry

A current client who is currently sponsoring employees in the restaurant industry has forwarded an article on the Restaurant & Catering (R&C) website. R&C have provide the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) with a written submission for a new template agreement to help the tourism and hospitality sectors attract…

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SkillSelect – Important Changes of the General Skilled Migrant Program

In line with the roll-out of the new skilled migration program, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) recently unveiled its new online portal. Many people may have been advised by their agents about new policy being introduced from 1 July 2012 to the General Skilled Migrant Program. The main…

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Casual work blamed for skills crisis

An article on ABC News online today discusses research conducted by Professor John Buchanan from Sydney University’s Workplace Research Centre and evidence he will give at public hearings in Sydney today at the Australian Council of Trade Unions’ inquiry into job insecurity and skills crisis. The key facts are: One…

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Immigration Law Conference 2012 – March 2012

On Friday 9th and 10th March Glenn Ferguson will be attending the 2012 Immigration Law Conference in Sydney. The Immigration Lawyers Association of Australasia (ILAA) hosts the annual CPD Immigration Law Conference at the: Royal Automobile Club of Australia, 89 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW. With this year’s theme “Current challenges -…

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Migrant Healthcare Workers

I was reading the Sydney Morning Herald online recently and came across an article from Dec 2011 regarding “benefits of health worker migration flow one way - to us”. I found this article quite interesting in that it raises questions about the negative effects of migration on the countries where…

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