Changes to the Australian 457 Visa Program

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  We’ve already written about the new laws being brought in this month to strengthen the 457 temporary visa system, however we’ve  recently received a number of questions about the changes which we thought we would try to address within this post. The changes are being implemented to ensure ensure employers only use […]

Australia State And Territory Nomination

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Since 1 July 2012, SkillSelect is the only way you can be nominated by a state or territory government for skilled migration. Since May 2013, state and territory governments across Australia have nominated almost 20 000 intending migrants and more than 10000 of those have been granted a visa. SkillSelect […]

Planning for the 2012-2013 Migration Program

Planning for the 2012-2013 Migration Program

With the Australian government soon to announce the 2012–13 Migration Program,we thought it may be useful to explain how the government plans for and determines the migration program’s size and composition. As you’ll have probably guessed, there are many more people wanting to migrate to Australia permanently than the country […]

Do I need to complete the IELTS test?

I’ve noticed a recurring question keeps popping up in our forums about the IELTS test. IELTS or the International English Language Testing System measures a persons ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – a key requirement for folks who intend […]

Is Australia a Racist Country?

So before I even begin to tackle this sensitive subject, let me give you a little context behind the purpose of this article. Today the federal government said the Indian media is unlikely to show restraint when reporting on alleged racism in Australia. India’s foreign ministry has called on its […]

Employer Sponsored Workers – Attestation FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions – Attestation On 1 April 2009, the Minster for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans announced a requirement for sponsors to attest in writing that they have a strong record of, or a demonstrated commitment to employing local labour  and non-discriminatory employment practices. What the heck is […]