Mark provides an update on the current immigration landscape in this piece for the quarterly SA Defence Business Magazine, including his opinion on how South Australia’s sluggish population growth rate is costing our local economy.
Migration Solutions has learned that as per the release of the Federal Budget, applications for Non-contributory Parent, Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependant visas will be ceasing in the near future. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is yet to specify the date that applications will no longer be accepted, but says there will …
Mark highlights the consequences of the Federal Government’s revised visa application charges in relation to the sky-rocketing costs for both applicants and sponsors in this article for the Australian. Mark points out the costs will also have a significant impact on state governments, who are some of the biggest users of the program.
Article from the Advertiser featuring an assessment of SA’s position to capitalise on the mining boom from Mark. Mark explains that unless SA improves its ability to process and attract skilled workers, the state would be at risk of missing out on the economic spin-offs generated by the major mining projects to interstate.