Changes to the skills assessment criterion for certain onshore General Skilled Migration applicants

From 12 March 2010, all applicants applying for either a Skilled—Regional Sponsored (subclass 487) visa, Skilled—Independent (subclass 885) visa or Skilled—Sponsored (subclass 886) visa will be able to use an existing suitable skills assessment to lodge a valid visa application. This will allow applicants nominating a trade occupation for the […]

Getting Down Under Turns one

Bugger, I’ve just been checking through our Archive and I’ve just realised that last Wednesday the 17th January, Gettingdownunder turned one! :D Since making the first post way back then, quite a lot of stuff has happened in my life. I guess the biggest and most obvious change is the […]

Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of 1st September 2006

The ASPC is current experiencing some delays in receipting and acknowledging applications and regrets the inconvenience this may be causing applicants and their representatives. While this backlog exists information will be provided here daily about what applications are currently being receipted. This backlog in receipting is being addressed and will […]

Current Processing Times for Aussie Visas June 2006

Latest Updates from Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre As of 6 June 2006 the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre is assessing applications lodged on or before the following dates: ONSHORE – paper based applications: 22 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications) ONSHORE- e-lodged (online) applications: 27 February 2006 (both priority and […]

All About Perth – Perth Sports

Perth Sports Perth is very conducive to an outdoors lifestyle, and this is reflected in the wide variety of sports available to citizens of the city. Perth was host to the 1962 Commonwealth Games and also the 1987 America’s Cup defence (based at Fremantle). Australian Rules Football is a popular […]

History of Australia

The first human habitation of Australia is estimated to have occurred between 42,000 and 48,000 years ago. The first Australians were the ancestors of the current Indigenous Australians; they arrived via land bridges and short sea-crossings from present-day Southeast Asia. Most of these people were hunter-gatherers, with a complex oral […]

Australia – An overview and some history

OK, to get us started, lets have a little history. The Commonwealth of Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the world’s smallest continent and a number of islands in the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Australia’s neighbouring countries are Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to […]