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Australian Government Cracks Down on Illegal Workers

Several weeks ago the area of Carabooda in Western Australia resembled a Hollywood action movie with police cars and vans flooding the area after an investigation led authorities to a compound suspected of housing an organised crime syndicate and approximately 180 foreign nationals who were under suspicion of being used as illegal workers. The 180…

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Migrants Needed to Fill the Gap for NT Labour Shortage

The Northern Territory, Darwin in particular, has a long standing history of accepting and embracing migrant workers, especially those from Asia.  This precedent is about to be put to the test with Chief Minister Adam Giles currently in talks with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and federal Minister for Immigration, Scott Morrison in regards to encouraging…

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Queensland Makes Moves to Become More Popular

The state of Queensland has lost her crown as the most popular Australian state to live in with Western Australia taking the throne with an annual growth rate 3.1 per cent over the last quarter. With its amazing beaches and hospitable weather, the ‘Sunshine State’ is having to pull out the big guns to clamber…

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Looking for a Migration Agent? Make sure you do your research!

The role of a registered migration agent is to assist and advise you on which visa is suitable for your situation and to help ensure the research and process of application is adhered to and lodged accurately. However, it is advisable for you as the Visa applicant to do a bit of research on the…

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Sri Lanka‘s ‘Stopping the Boats’ Creates More Visas for Australia

Last month Immigration Minister Scott Morrison publicly recognised and thanked the efforts of the Sri Lankan Government for working with Australian agencies to combat the transnational crime of people smuggling to Australian shores. “The Sri Lankan authorities are committed to combating people-smuggling and continue to disrupt people-smuggling ventures all over the island.” Mr Morrison further…

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A Lifestyle Investment

Australia has always been famous for it’s incredible lifestyle and with lifestyle comes opportunity! Australia has seen a growing number of overseas investors who are making the most of the country’s countless opportunities to invest in business through Australia’s Significant Investment Visas or industry. With an abundance of options ranging from agriculture to tourism, renewable…

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Learning your ABC’s

Have you ever wondered why a Visa applicant from England might still have to sit an English Language test? Well, you’re not the only one! A new subclause has been added in regards to the 457 employer sponsored visa relating to English language exemption criteria. Future visa applicants who are earning at the level of…

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Migrate to Australia-Visa pathways Explained Newcomers Expo

All newcomers who are settled or planning to settle in Australia are invited to attend the Newcomers Australia Expo which will take place on the 5 April 2014.  Newcomers will get a chance to speak with key stakeholders who are involved with most aspects of your visa for Australia. Mygration (registered migration agents) will be…

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Employer 457 Visa Sponsor Nomination Ceilings removed

From the 14 February 2014, one of the first of many 457 legislation upcoming changes were implemented. Previously all standard business sponsors approval was subject to nomination ceiling. This meant that if the SBS was approved the number of nominations that the employer could sponsor was included in that approval. Therefore if the employer reached…

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New Streamlined Student Visa eligible providers

Streamlined student visa processing (SVP)is for international students who wish to study Higher Education in Australia. Being eligible for Streamlined visa processing means that the requirements for the student visa are less stringent than student visas not subject to SVP. This affects the students financial and processing times for the Higher education visas. From 22…

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