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Blog Archives: 2018

30 May 2018

Calls for more skilled visas for regional Australia

In response to current debate to cut Australia’s migration levels, think tank The Regional Australian Institute is calling for the Government to redistribute skilled migration to regional areas and smaller cities in need of a population boost. The Regional Australian Institute presented a policy paper this month urging the Government for a strategy to assist country…

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2 May 2018

How many points do you really need for General Skilled Migration?

If you are eligible for Australia’s General Skilled Migration program you may be able to permanently migrate to Australia on a skilled visa. The opportunity to obtain permanent residence is sought after by many skilled individuals each year, therefore the Government issues invitations to apply for General Skilled Migration based on a number of points tested…

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1 May 2018

3 reasons why think tanks, economists and infrastructure groups say cutting migration isn’t the answer

Cutting Australia’s migration intake has been frequently discussed in the media lately, however infrastructure groups, think tanks and economists are strongly opposing migration intake reductions, saying it isn’t the solution to congestion, housing affordability and stagnant wages. Here’s three reasons why. 1. It’s not all about demand – we need to manage supply Professor of Economics…

Filed in: Visas

1 May 2018

The new Subclass 482 Visa | Changes for employers and skilled visa applicants

For over 20 years, 457’s were Australia’s most commonly used employer-sponsored visa program. Its replacement with the 482 Visa has resulted in significant changes to the way in which individuals can be sponsored for a skilled visa and there are now several new factors to consider. Here’s some of the main changes: New requirements for…

Filed in: Visas

1 May 2018

Visa merge decreases Australia’s skilled migrant intake by 10,000

There are now 10,000 fewer visas available to overseas skilled migrants due to the Government’s decision to merge a visa for New Zealanders with the existing skilled migration program without increasing the placements offered. New Zealanders who are already living and working in Australia on a Subclass 444 Visa will have access to the 44,000…

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