Australia cancels 60,000 visas in 2015-16

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has also informed the senate estimates committee that a new 10-year multiple entry visa will be available by the end of the year.

Unions angered by proposed changes to skilled migration

Mark hits back at CMFEU national secretary Michael O’Connor over the Department of Immigration’s new Skilled Migration proposal paper, pointing out that a line needs to be drawn between the 457 program and other short-term temporary visas to prevent fear-mongering when discussing changes to migration policy.

Industry bodies rally together to improve immigration policy for SA

A number of South Australian industry bodies have presented a joint submission to the Federal General Skilled Migration and series 400 visa review in an effort to improve immigration outcomes to South Australia.   The initiative, prompted by Migration Solutions, consists of nine local industry bodies, representing sectors such as construction, hospitality, agriculture and training. …

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New skilled migration review presents golden opportunity for SA

A major announcement by the Immigration Department of a review into Australia’s skilled migration program has quietly slipped under the radar, despite being set to “result in the most far reaching transformation…in the last 20 years” according to an official overview. The review will encompass all skilled migration and series 400 visas, including both temporary …

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Skilled migration programme review opens door to new visa models

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection are inviting submissions from key stakeholders towards series 400 visa subclasses after announcing further reviews of Australia’s skilled migration programme. The invitation follows the release of the eagerly-anticipated 457 programme review’s ‘Robust New Foundations’ report, which was unveiled last week. The Department have indicated four broad frames of …

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Massive skill shortages predicted for Adelaide’s northern suburbs

Up to 3 500 skilled vacancies are expected to exist in South Australia’s northern suburbs by the end of this year according to a recent Adelaide University study  published in The Advertiser. The information is of particular concern to local employers; the study revealing one in five companies saying that technicians and tradespeople are particularly …

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