New Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) For Beijing And Shanghai

New Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) For Beijing And Shanghai

The Australian Department of Immigration has today announced the opening of two new Australian Visa Centres (AVACS) in Beijing and Shanghai targeting an improvement in service delivery for Chinese visitors, skilled migrants and business representatives travelling to Australia. “AVACs will be located in Beijing and Shanghai to provide more convenient […]

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 457 Visa Restrictions To Be Changed To Attract Hospitality Workers

The fall in foreign students combined with the rapid increase in highly skilled migrants flocking to Australia’s mines has seen a shortage develop in the hospitality industry. In response to this shortfall the federal government intends to change Australian visa restrictions to encourage experienced workers for the faltering industry. Due […]

Skills Shortages in WA as Eastern States Draw In The Crowds

New figures released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship indicate that despite the skills shortage and employment opportunities in Western Australia, the majority of skilled migrants are choosing to settle in the Eastern states. The Australian Government’s plan to target skilled foreign labour to the Western Australian mining industry […]

Queensland’s State Migration – Eligible Occupations List Updated

The Queensland State Government has recently updated their state skilled immigration program, including a list of eligible occupations for sponsorship. According to Senator Chris Bowen, the Gillard Government has a formal commitment to supporting the Australian economy by attracting more skilled migrants who can positively contribute to the workforce and […]