It’s been a while since we published an update on the state of the housing market here in Oz so I thought I’d use the focus of our first article for 2014 to do just that. To begin with, by way of context, it’s worth mentioning that data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics […]
Hi Guys. Please let me take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the new year! At time of typing, 2013 has nearly come to an end and by Australian Migration standards, 2013 has I think, been a relatively quiet year. We’ve had three changes in Australian Immigration ministers in the last […]
The population of Western Australia increased to 2.5 million people in March this year according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics – with over 60% of the growth due to Australian visa holders. Western Australia is the country’s largest yet most remote state, meaning the state has relied on Australian visa […]
Just a heads up that the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development will release the Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) for 2013-2014 on 28 October 2013. If you’re looking to apply via the State Nomination visa route, it’s important to remember that you must have an occupation on the WASMOL to […]
There’s lots of benefits associated with moving to Australia? Sunny weather, a better lifestyle, beautiful beaches and the Aussie way of life but to name just a few. According to a new survey undertaken by company, Credit Suisse, you can add being ‘completely minted’ onto the list. According to the report released today, the median […]
We’ve already written an article providing an overview of the Australian Skilled Migration Visa Categories. This time we’ll provide you with an overview of the Australian Visa types relating to Family Migration. Applicants applying under one of the family related visa classes are selected on the basis of the family relationship to a sponsor in Australia. These […]
- Overview of the Australian Skilled Visa Categories[…] to Australia, Migrants apply under ...
The large array of Australian visa options can be a little intimidating for some. With this in mind we thought we’d write a couple of articles to provide an overview of the main Australian visa categories. When emigrating to Australia, Migrants apply under one of three main streams; the skilled migration scheme, the Australian Family […]
- A Comprehensive Overview of the Australian Family Visa Scheme[…] already written an article providin...
A state parliamentary inquiry into skills shortages is yet to hear from the Australian technology industry, but it has already signaled it will make recommendations to the federal government on 457 visas. The NSW inquiry by the Legislative Assembly Committee on Economic Development has held two hearings, it has two more scheduled, in Coffs Harbour […]
It was all the way back in 2011 when we last wrote about the fee’s charged by registered Australian migration agents. With this in mind I thought it would be useful to provide an update for those of you currently contemplating using a migration agent to emigrate to Australia. Australian Migration Agent Fees The table […]
It seems like forever ago that we were choosing a school down under for our 4 year old. I guess it was to a degree. All the way back in February 2006, we researched schools in Australia and visited what was then to become the first school our son would attend when we arrived permanently in Australia […]
There are a diverse range of skills in demand within Australia and if your one of the lucky ones who holds one of these skills, making the move down under can, for you be that little bit easier. Following our Australia mining jobs article we thought we’d provide another article covering one of the most […]
Depending on your home country’s agreement with Australia, and your visa status, you may be entitled to Australia’s national healthcare service, more commonly known as Medicare. Those on permanent visas are entitled to the same Medicare benefits as Australian citizens. Within Australia, Medicare usually covers: Free or subsidised treatment by health professionals such as doctors, […]
New laws to strengthen the 457 temporary visa system will ensure employers only use the scheme to fill genuine skill shortages, and look local first before hiring workers from overseas. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O’Connor said legislation that passed through Parliament today would protect local workers and ensure young people did not miss […]
- Highly Skilled Occupations Exempted From Labour Market Testing[…] June 2013, Australia’s previo...
- Changes to the Australian 457 Visa Program[...] already written about the new laws bein...
- Finding a Sponsored Job in Australia - Getting Down Under[...] to offer a job to someone who is alread...
Australia’s 2013-14 migration program will be maintained at 190 000 places in 2013-14 Broken down, the numbers provides 128 550 places for skilled migrants, 60 885 places for family migration and 565 places for migration under special eligibility. The government has made a small shift of 700 places – from the skill stream to the […]
He’s only been in charge for a month however new Australian immigration minister Brendan O’Connor, has announced changes to the Australian 457 Visa program following evidence that one of the country’s main temporary work visas is being abused by Australian companies to undercut Australian workers and has announced a crackdown. The federal government accused some employers […]
Australia is the only country in the world that has a pre-migration skills assessment scheme with the aim being to help you find out if you have the necessary skills and qualifications to work in your nominated occupation once you arrive in Australia. The skills assessment scheme has achieved encouraging results for skilled migrants in […]