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 Students Visa Applicants Who Held a Student Visa on 8 February 2010

Australian Student Visa

A new web page  is available on the Australian Immigration Website for current and former Student visa holders who held a Student visa when the Australian Government announced the skilled migration reforms (8 February 2010). Increasingly in the years leading up to the reforms, the composition of the skilled migration program […]

Migration Institute of Australia – Politicians must focus on Skilled Migration

The Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) has called for politicians to focus on skilled migration issues during the election, rather than a “short-sighted” debate on asylum seekers. The MIA has said that Australia’s migration program remains unbalanced, mismanaged and confusing for current and potential migrants, sponsors and for the general […]

Australian Student Visas will not be capped

The Rudd Government has no intention of putting a limit on the number of Australian Student Visas issued each year, the Australian Immigration Minister has announced. The Australian Immigration Minister, Senator Chris Evans, said there was no basis for the concerns by education providers about the possible impact of proposed […]

All Not Lost For Chefs and Cooks Following Changes to Skilled Occupation List

Highly qualified chefs and cooks will continue to be welcome in Australia, despite the removal of these occupations from the new Skilled Occupations List, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, said yesterday. The Minister said the removal of these occupations from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) would […]

The 2010 Australian Budget and its impact on Australian Immigration Numbers

The Australian Government released their 2010-11 Australian Budget last night and it contained mixed news for wannabe migrants. Within the report, the Australian Government has announced it intends to sharpen the focus of the Australian skilled migration program on key skills shortages. Overall, the Australian Immigration program will remain the […]

Migration Places To Be Cut – Did I Say That?

It’s not a rare occurrence when a politician needs to backtrack and opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison appears to be doing just that. Following our article yesterday where we highlighted a potential risk of migration places being cut If the coalition got into power, in today’s news, Morrison says his […]