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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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Australian Latest ENS and RSMS Changes, from 1 July 2012

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The changes to the permanent employer sponsored visas (ENS and RSMS) coming in on 1 July 2012 are quite significant. One of the main intentions behind the changes to the ENS/RSMS programs is to streamline the process of applying for permanent residence whilst holding a 457 visa. People will be affected differently by the new changes […]

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Australia announce the new points test for permanent residency

| November 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

  On 11th November the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Chris Bowen MP, announced the government’s intention to implement a new points test applying to certain skilled migration applications made on or after 1 July 2011. The new points test will not apply to unfinalised applications lodged prior to 1 July 2011. It […]

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Frequently Asked Questions – Priority processing arrangements for General Skilled Migration – 19/07/2010

| August 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

    These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are designed for clients who have already lodged an application for General Skilled Migration (GSM). These FAQs should be read with the information about the priority processing arrangements. Please note: These FAQs will continue to be updated in response to common questions received from clients about the changes. The Minister for […]

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Minister Announces New Priority Processing Arrangements for Australian General Skilled Migration Visas – 19 July 2010

| August 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

  The Minister for Immigration has announced new processing priorities which apply from 14 July 2010 for General Skilled Migration and permanent employer sponsored visas. These arrangements take account of the changes to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) that came into effect on 1 July 2010, as well as the revocation of the Migration Occupation […]

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New Australian Skilled Occupation List(SOL) announced

| May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Today the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, announced the list of occupations included in the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL). The introduction of a new list of occupations is part of a package of reforms that reflects the Government’s commitment to a labour market demand-driven Skilled Migration Program.   This will affect […]

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Australia announces the new changes on General Skill Migration

| February 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

On 8 February 2010, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, announced the following changes to the General Skilled Migration program: the outcomes of a review of the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) the replacement of the current Skilled Occupation List (SOL) in the second half of 2010 offshore GSM visas made […]

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