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Australia introduces Labour Market Testing (LMT) for key 457 visa occupations

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Labour Market Testing (LMT) for the Australian subclass 457 visa programme has begun and further details of how it will work have now been issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. All applications from 23 November will be subject to the new LMT rules but those lodged before this date will be unaffected. […]

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Australian skilled workers win immigration visa changes

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The government will replace the six employer sponsored permanent visa programs with two simplified categories. The Australian Government has announced plans to make it easier for skilled migrants to become permanent Australian residents. The Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says the changes will simplify the process for people who hold 457 visas which give temporary […]

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Changes to international student visas good news for Australian economy

| February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The changes are in response to the immigration department’s 2011 review of student visa assessment level settings. INTERNATIONAL students will more easily be able to apply for visas following changes announced by Federal Immigration and Citizenship Minister, Chris Bowen. The changes, welcomed by the higher education sector, mean the number of assessment levels across a […]

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SIMPLIFYING Australian STUDENT VISAS

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

1                     The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced the Government will make the visa application process easier for students from 29 countries by reducing assessment levels across a range of student visa subclasses from 24 March. The changes are in response to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s (DIAC) 2011 review […]

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Australian Student Visa Boost

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

  UNIVERSITIES will be allowed to entice foreign students with quick visa approvals and the right to two years of work after graduation as part of a reform package to stem further losses of overseas student income.   Immigration Minister Chris Bowen and Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans said yesterday they would act on a […]

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