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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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China visitors to Australia overtake the UK

Due to the Australian government ‘open for business’ campaign driven by our Prime Minister, China has been taking advantage of this initiative by frequently visiting Australia in search of new business opportunities. The Immigration Minister and Trade and Investment Minister have recognized the benefit to the tourism industry and have therefore instituted a three year…

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New South Wales State Nominations Closed

The New South Wales Government is committed to growing its economy and restoring growth by a number of initiatives including but not limited to attracting skilled and business migrants to reside, work and study. Each year in accordance with skills on demand they allocate a number of occupations that are in need in the NSW.…

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