May 2016 - Mygration
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Department targets illegitimate ‘genuine positions’

When applying for the popular 457 visa allowing you to live and work in Australia, you need to be able to approve that the job you will be doing is in fact a ‘genuine position.’ As defined by the Department of Immigration a genuine position is a job that has been advertised in Australia and…

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Why Australia is asking for a new entrepreneur visa

Chris Bailey, the COO of start-up company ‘Disrupt’ is making headlines for his recent detention in a Sydney detention centre after returning to Australia from a conference in America. The incident raised several flaws in the immigration system and further cemented the need for a review of the proposed new entrepreneur visa to prevent any…

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What is the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List?

If you are looking at working in Australia there are a lot of options to consider – many of which depends on your skill set and experience.  There are many opportunities available to work in Australia with a number of options such as: Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Subclass 186 Permanent Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass…

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New updates for Skilled Occupations List 1st July

The Skilled Occupations List (SOL) is regularly reviewed and updated according the demand of the industries and skilled workers required. These skill sets can either be removed from the SOL or moved across to another section. The following occupations will be added to the Skilled Occupations List: 251912  Orthotist or Prosthetist 25 2711  Audiologists From…

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Gold Coast Real Estate set to soar for 2018 Commonwealth Games

The city of Gold Coast is already receiving economic perks of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, especially when it comes to real estate. A recent report from PRD Nationwide has seen the Gold Coast property market follow the trends set in real estate in Sydney with the 2000 Olympic Games and Melbourne for the…

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Malcolm Turnbull delays proposed Backpacker Tax

Backpackers make up 25% of the agricultural workforce across Australia with the Northern Territory having the highest rate of backpacker workers at 85% and come to the country on working holiday visas. A proposed Backpacker Tax was announced in the 2015 budget which would scrap the current $18,200.00 tax free threshold would visa holders working…

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Applying for a New Zealand Visa

There is a long-standing affectionate rivalry between Australia and New Zealand due to the country’s proximity to each other as well the similarity of the cultures. Because of this many foreign workers or holiday makers will include a trip or long-term stay to New Zealand as well as – or sometimes instead of – a…

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Federal Election confirmed for Australia

The Australian 2016 Federal Election has been confirmed for the 2nd of July 2016 with current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from the Liberal Party up against Bill Shorten from the Labor Party.  The last election in Australia was held in 2013 and Parliament House has seen many eventful transitions in this time with elected Prime…

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Australia vs New Zealand – which is best?

Australia and New Zealand are closer in more ways than one, especially when it comes to attracting foreign workers and travelers. Both countries offer great incentives for skilled workers, sponsorship visas, student visas or people who just want a life experience and work and travel around the country. So which country is better when it…

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Free Visa assessment

If you have thought about living, working, travelling, investing or studying in Australia, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start and what Visas you are actually eligible for. We have dozens of enquiries every day from people wanting advice on which visa they should apply for.  There are a number of questions…

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