Australia in 2050

by Paul Bidmeade The Migration Council of Australia’s latest report reveals that in 2050, Australians will be better educated, more productive and our economy will be a trillion dollars stronger, thanks to migration. The Migration Council stated “this report documents the first comprehensive analysis in almost a decade of the impact of migration on our …

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Government axes work experience requirement for RSMS applicants

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection have updated their policy regarding RSMS visas after recently removing the mandatory two-year work experience requirement.  Consequently, international VET sector graduates no longer require two-years full time work experience to apply for a RSMS if they hold a minimum Certificate IV qualification. Instead, an applicant’s required level of experience is determined by their relevant …

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Immigration Department relax its rules for Permanent Employer Sponsored visa applications

Immigration policy can change suddenly and without warning in Australia, but the consequences of these changes can vary significantly when it comes to the impact on the applicant. Depending on the circumstances of a case, some changes won’t affect an application at all. Others will suddenly render them completely ineligible, sending the applicants back to …

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3 Key Changes to Immigration Law

A number of legislative changes to Australian Immigration policy have recently been announced by the Department of Immigration, set to be introduced from 1 July 2014. Among them include the additions of Chefs, Bricklayers and Wall Tilers to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), as was reported in our last newsletter. Some of the other most …

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Migrant recruits forced to wait

Mark describes how processing times for visa applications had increased from weeks to months (and even years) in recent times, and the impact such long waiting times were having on both employers trying to fill skill shortages within their labour markets and the prospective employees.

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