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5 Australian University Makes The Top 50 in World

5 Australian University Makes The Top 50 in World

 Five Australian university are among the world’s top 50 universities and 7 are in the top 100, according to a major global ranking that shows Australian universities have made overall improvements in all measures, including teaching, employability and research. Australian National University is the highest ranked in the country at 20th place in the 2018 QS World University […]

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MARA Code of Conduct

MARA Code of Conduct

MARA Code of Conduct The MARA (The Migration Agent Registration Authority ) Code of Conduct for registered migration agents is set out in legislation to regulate the conduct of registered migration agents. It prescribes registered migration agents’ obligations towards your clients. Provision for a Code of Conduct for migration agents is set out in Section […]

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The skills that will help you emigrate to Australia

The skills that will help you emigrate to Australia

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17. The purpose of the country’s skilled migration programme is to attract “highly employable” people for migration, and it is the most common form of migration to Australia. Australia is one of the biggest gainers through emigration, which is largely […]

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52 occupations may be dropped from Australia’s Skilled Occupation List

52 occupations may be dropped from Australia’s Skilled Occupation List

Fifty two occupations may be removed from Australia’s Skilled Occupation List that identifies occupations for immigration to the country. The SOL is a compilation of occupations for skilled migration for the purpose of meeting the medium to long-term skill needs of the Australian economy. The 52 occupations that have been flagged on the Skilled Occupation List […]

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Changes Australia must make to solve its tech skills shortage / Jonathan Barouch

Changes Australia must make to solve its tech skills shortage / Jonathan Barouch

  I have a confession to make … I just hired an engineer from London for my company. While I have been a vocal proponent for remaining headquartered in Australia and keeping our engineering base local, this is no longer a tenable strategy. There simply isn’t enough tech talent to satisfy the demands of both corporate Australia […]

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New student visas could boost property market

New student visas could boost property market

New rules affecting foreign student visas, which go into effect from 1 July 2016, will be a boon for the property market, especially in Sydney and Melbourne. The Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) aims to “support the sustainable growth of Australia’s international education sector” by reducing red tape. Key changes under the SSVF include reducing […]

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Australia’s points-based immigration system explained

Australia’s points-based immigration system explained

Skilled migrants made up about 68% of the 190,000 places in Australia’s 2014-15 migration programme, which is separate from the humanitarian programme. The migration programme controls the variety and number of workers moving to the country, and according to the Department of Immigration is “specifically designed to target migrants who have skills or outstanding abilities […]

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Want to migrate to Australia? New Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2016-17 announced 

Want to migrate to Australia? New Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2016-17 announced 

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17. This list will come into effect from 1st July, 2016. The Skilled Occupations List is used for 189 (Skilled Independent Visa), 489 (Skilled Regional Provisional Visa) and 485 (Graduate Temporary Visa) visa applications. The DIBP have also released the […]

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Record migration to Australia for the fifth year running

Record migration to Australia  for the fifth year running

The Australian government has announced that the migration programs for 2017 will remain for the fifth year in a row at its highest level – 190,000 permanent residency places. Migration numbers according to categories will be 128,550 for skilled migration (including General Skilled Migration, permanent Employer Sponsorship and Business Skills) and 57,400 places for family […]

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Australia Changes Significant Investor Visa

Australia Changes Significant Investor Visa

New applications for the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) have been suspended since 24 April 2015, for the purpose of preparing new framework for the SIV in anticipation of its reintroduction on 1 July 2015. Last Friday (15 May 2015), Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment, and Michaela Cash, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border […]

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