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Australian Visa Boom As America Clamps Down

Donald Trump always pledged to clamp down on companies that hire foreigners over Americans. Now that he is President he has now done so aiming at some high-skilled visas the Silicon Valley desperately need. Starting from Monday the 10th April 2017 there will be greater scrutiny on the skilled visa program where immigration enforcers will…

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Update To The WA Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

Just a quick update today on the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme. Skilled Migration Western Australia has announced changes to the following: New applications to certify positions for the RSMS nominations are now being accepted for the following regions in Western Australia: 1: Gascoyne 2: Great Southern 3: Kimberley 4: Mid West 5: Peel 6: Pilbara…

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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 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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