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The Migration History Of Australia

How was Australia settled On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guided a British fleet of 11 ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, this effectively claims the founding of Australia. Who Colonised Australia Macassan trepangers visited Australia’s northern coasts after 1720, possibly earlier. Other European explorers followed until, in 1770, Lieutenant…

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WA Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme On Hold

Just a quick note today. The Western Australia Government have announced that new applications to certify positions for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme are temporarily suspended. The Western Australian skilled migration occupation list (WASMOL) is also currently under review.  While this review is underway intending migrants will not be invited to apply for Western Australian…

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Ageing Population Contributing To Immigration

Treasurer Scott Morrison has downplayed calls for Australia’s immigration intake to be lowered. In Western Europe and Japan, there is a shortfall in people being born to replace people dying making economies unable to replace people leaving the workplace. The annual growth in the non-working population is twice the rate of the working population.  This…

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Australia’s Tech Skill Shortage

Australia is currently suffering from a skills shortage. This is a fact. In recent weeks the Labor party has proposed a series of changes to tighten Australia’s skilled immigration policy on 457 visas via a private bill, but its arrival unfortunately comes at a time when the country is desperately seeking highly skilled talent to…

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Tony Abbott Calls To Cut Immigration

Tony Abbott’s call to cut the immigration rate to boost housing affordability has been backed by the chairman of the Turnbull government’s backbench environment and energy committee. Liberal MP Craig Kelly stated on Friday 24th February that the government have too explicitly link the issues of immigration and housing affordability as people migrating to Australia…

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Australia Leads The World With Millionaire Immigrants

It is not only backpackers that come to Australia in record breaking numbers, more than any other country, for two years running Australia has more millionaires than any other country in the world with the US second (10,000), Canada third (8000) followed by New Zealand fourth and the UK fifth. According to www.researchandmarkets.com there were…

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Australians Weird Interview at US Airport

With the latest travel bans in effect from US President Donald Trump Australian citizen David Thornton experienced a strange interview from a US Customs and Border Protection officer. David a software engineer from Sydney was expecting to be questioned upon his arrival at Newark Airport but didn’t expert the interview he was about to receive.…

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Studying in Australia in 2017

In 2017 it is expected that over 500,000 international students will study and live in Australia, this will bring more than $20 billion to the Australian economy. With high standards of teaching including internationally accepted qualifications and over 25,000 courses make Australia highly attractive to international students. Aligned with the fact that there are over…

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How to apply for an Entrepreneur visa

Australia’s Entrepreneur visa came into effect on the 10th September 2016 and is aimed at entrepreneur’s in the Business Innovation and Investment visa stream to help the growth of the Australian economy. The Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) includes 5 streams. Business Innovation stream: For establishing, developing or managing new or existing…

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Domino’s Pizza Visa Investigation

Domino’s pizza giant have launched an internal investigation on Sunday 12th February 2017 after they discovered Fairfax media had secretly recorded an undercover investigation into a Domino’s franchisee asking for money in exchange for visa sponsorship in a regional Queensland store. The investigator (name withheld)  had agreed to go undercover to assist with exposing how…

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