Migration Numbers Increased To Fill Skill Gaps

Australian Immigration Numbers to be Increased

Good news for those of you looking to migrate to Australia under the 2012 – 2013 Migration Program. The Federal Government announced yesterday a targeted increase for the the 2012–13 migration program, providing additional places to help fill skills shortages in parts of the Australian economy. Minister for Immigration and […]

Australian visa rules relaxed for students from 29 countries

Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has announced that requirements for an Australian visa will be relaxed for students from 29 countries. After ex-politician Michael Knight published a scathing report on the Australian visa application system and reports of a struggling education sector surfaced, a reform of the application process had […]

Australian Temporary Work Visa To Be Simplified

Australia plans to simplify their temporary work visa program by reducing the number of different visas available. The planned changes are a result of responses by key stakeholders to a discussion paper released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). The Australia immigration Minister Chris Bowen, and Minister Assisting […]

Australian migration program delivering the skills for a healthy economy – Apparently!

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, has announced the latest statistics on the Australian migration program saying that it is still delivering the skills Australia needs for a healthy economy. Mr Bowen said the Government’s targeted approach to overseas workers was helping to fill critical skills in healthcare and […]