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Australia is recruiting – New Global Talent Visa

Australia has introduced a streamlined, priority visa pathway for highly skilled and talented individuals to work and live permanently in Australia. The Government and industry has recognised there is growing competition for talent around the globe and to compete we must have a pathway that leads to certainty for people…

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Updated NSW Skilled Occupations List

Are you a skilled worker that wants to live and work within Australia as a permanent resident on a visa subclass 190? Read more as New South Wales (NSW) have recently updated their Priority Skilled Occupation list for 2017-18. The Priority Skilled Occupation list is reviewed and revised on the…

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Options for overstaying your Australian visa

Recent figures from the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) indicate more than 64,000 people are in Australia illegally after overstaying work and tourist visas, with the Federal government estimating as many as 12,000 have been here for more than 20 years. There were nearly 10,000 Malaysians recorded as having overstayed…

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Migrants are not taking Australian’s jobs

A great article in the Australian newspaper today dispels the myth that skilled migrants are taking Australian jobs. One of Australia’s leading demographers Professor Peter McDonald from Melbourne University who is presenting later this week at ‘The Australian Economic and Social Outlook’ conference will tell attendees that without migration there…

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457 visa to be abolished by Government

On 18 April 2017, the Turnbull government announced the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. The Government has adopted a new "Australians first" approach to skilled migration, announcing it will abolish the controversial…

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Regional Migration encouragement from Australian Government

The Australian Government is contemplating actions to encourage more overseas migrants to live and work in regional cities. The aim of relocating overseas migrants in regional cities will be to ease pressure on home prices and infrastructures in place in Sydney and Melbourne. "There are ways we are looking at…

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Government crack down on 457 skilled visa workers

The Australian Federal Government is cracking down on the number of 457 skilled worker visas handed out to McDonald's, Hungry Jack’s and other fast-food chains. According to reports, McDonald’s, Hungry Jack’s and KFC will no longer be able to sponsor foreign workers on sponsored visas to work at their fast-food…

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How do I sponsor a Minister of Religion to come to Australia?

A Minister of Religion for immigration purposes includes; Chaplains, Imams, Monks, Priests, Rabbis and Salvation Army Officers. They usually have to have a skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. The occupation in this unit group requires high levels of personal commitment and interest as well as, or…

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New Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) for 2016-2017

As mentioned in our previous blog post, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) released the new Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) for 2016-17, which will have a great impact on the future of Skilled workers and migrants wanting to immigrate to Australia. This CSOL will come into effect from…

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Australia & Hungary sign new Work and Holiday visas arrangement

Hungary has become the latest country to sign a reciprocal arrangement with Australia, allowing young people from both countries to visit each other’s nations under the Australian Government’s work and holiday visas arrangement. On 24 February 2016, Australia and Hungary signed a Work and Holiday Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a…

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Work and Holiday Visa Update

Are you looking at a Work and Holiday Visa? Do you hold an Israeli passport and would like to visit Australia? You’re in luck! Australia recently signed a new Work and Holiday Memorandum of Understanding with Israel that will allow 500 young adults to holiday in Australia and undertake short…

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Potential Visa Law Reforms Confirm Morrison Means Business

A recent article by Jennifer Hewett in the Financial Review published on May 20, 2014 explains Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison’s reaction to opinions that business and investment visas are turning into ‘open slathers’. Reviews are underway to expand the flexibility and responsiveness of Australian’s entire system of work and residency…

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