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Border Force Commissioner on leave pending external investigation.

Border force head Roman Quaedvlieg on leave Justice Minister Michael Keenan has recently released a statement saying “a matter is under consideration by appropriate authorities”. He is not going to make any further comments on the matter until “that process is complete”. Fairfax Media have also reported that unnamed sources claim that Mr Quaedvlieg’s leave is related to…

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Australia Needs A Population Policy

No population strategy in place Over the last few years Australia has been lacking a population strategy. Since Australia adopted the 2% sustainable population strategy growth target in 2011 but never gained traction due to difficulties in gaining political support and concerns about coercion. National population policy need not be coercive – unlike, for example,…

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Important changes to the Employer sponsored 186, 187 visa, and Skilled visa 189, 190 & 489

Important changes to take effect for the Employer sponsored 186 and 187 visa, and the Skilled visa categories 189, 190 and 489 effective from 1 July 2017 From 1 July 2017 you will no longer be eligible to apply under the permanent employer sponsored or skilled visa categories above if you have reached your 45th…

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Migration Agents and Lawyers Hit Back At Immigration Chief Michael Pezzullo

Registered migration agents and lawyers hit back at Immigration Chief Michael Pezzullo on accusations the 457 visa was used as a pathway to obtaining permanent residency. Mr Pezzullo made his comments to Senate in the last week of May 2017 which is closely related to similar comments from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the former…

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Australian citizenship and visa waiting times could increase

Department secretary Mike Pezzullo told Senate Estimates that he would give no guarantee that waiting times would not increase with the recent cuts from the immigration department’s visa and citizenship departments He stated, “Due to the cuts some applicants may have to wait longer” even though this was an aggregated view. And followed up in…

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Australian Workers In The UK Suffer Under Immigration Pledges

New anti-migrant policies have been announced by British Prime Minister Theresa May which is going to make it harder for Australians working in the United Kingdom to find and keep jobs.  On top of that they will be charged more to access the National Health Service. Not good news when Australians are heading to the U.K…

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Important Changes To The RSMS and ENS Visa

  To our valued clients You may have heard the recent announcement by the Federal Government in April regarding the 457 being abolished.  These changes have also impacted the Employer Nomination Scheme visa subclass 186 and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme subclass 187. From 19 April 2017, the immediate changes that took effect was the…

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Important Changes To The 457 Visa

To our valued clients You may have heard the recent announcement by the Federal Government last week regarding the 457 being abolished. From 19 April 2017, the immediate changes that took effect was the removal of 216 occupations from the occupation list and the introduction of 2 new occupation lists now known as the Medium…

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457 Visa To Be Abolished By Australian Government

The Federal Government will abolish the 457 visa Malcolm Turnbull has stated that the 457 visa will be abolished and two new visa classes (a two-year visa and a specialised four-year visa) to allow for skilled migration in demand which is subject to more checks conducted in the national interest. Mr Turnbull said that anyone…

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How To Move To Australia

So you are looking to move to Australia.  You keep thinking about it but you are not sure how to get an Australian visa, our guide will assist you in choosing the correct visa type and the processes involved to assist with your visa application. Please note:  They can be subject to change by the…

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