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2013-14 Budget Overview: Australia’s Migration Program

A preliminary reading of the DIAC Portfolio Budget Statements 2013-14 shows migration has come through relatively unscathed following a tough budget where unpopular decisions were made. The following was revealed: Total Migration Program numbers remain unchanged at 190,000; Skilled Program down by 700 places to 128,550; Family Program up by…

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Queensland Announce Significant Investor Stream 188 Visa Criteria

This information should also be read in conjunction with our previous blog on the Significant Investor Visa. Steven Koch, Executive Director of the Skills and Employment of the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) has provided further information about the eligibility criteria for applicants looking to apply for a…

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Australian Immigration Book – An invaluable resource for all migrants

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has released a new ‘Australian Immigration Book’. This book is a highly recommended resource for anyone considering moving to Australia. It is packed with useful information and invaluable contacts that could assist anyone considering migrating to Australia. The following list provides a snapshot…

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Significant Investor Visa – How it works

The Australian Government has recently announced eagerly awaited information on how the new significant investor visa will work. It is expected the visa will commence on the 24 November 2012. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship have provided the following guidelines; The significant investor visa will be part of the…

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