Monday
Oct172011

Refugee intake to be cut as Malaysian Solution collapses

It has been confirmed that the government has abandoned plans to increase Australia's humanitarian intake after a High Court ruling proved the Malaysian solution unworkable.

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Saturday
Oct152011

Limited number of skilled migrant places added for chefs and cooks

In an unexpected move a limited number of places on the Skilled Migration Program have been added for chefs and cooks.

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Saturday
Oct152011

SkillSelect - the new Skilled Migration Selection Register

The Australian government has announced details of how the new Skilled Migration Selection Register, due to be launched next year, will work.

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Wednesday
Oct052011

Immigration officers to visit NSW Mid-North coast

Outreach officers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will visit the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales on 13 and 14 October.

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Friday
Sep302011

South Australia calls for extended student visa reforms

The South Australian state government wants the recently announced reforms to the student visa system expanded to include the vocational education and training (VET) sector following a sharp drop in student numbers.

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Tuesday
Sep272011

NSW updates State Migration Plan 

The State Migration Plan for New South Wales was updated on 23 September 2011 to keep it in line with the changing skills needs of the state.

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Friday
Sep232011

Victoria updates State Sponsorship Occupation List

The State Government of Victoria has updated the State Sponsorship Occupation List for 2011-12, adding more occupations which are eligible for state sponsorship.

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Friday
Sep232011

Forthcoming changes to Student Visas in response to Knight Review

The government has formally announced its response to a recent review of the student visa system. The Knight Review was commissioned in December 2010 and a final report was made to the government on 30 June 2011 - the government has now responded to this report with it's plans.

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Wednesday
Sep212011

Perth: What does the regional classification mean?

On 12 September 2011 Perth became part of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS). It has also been classified as a regional area for family sponsored applications made through the General Skilled Migration (GSM) programs. What does this mean for applicants, though?

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Wednesday
Sep212011

eHealth and your visa application

Since August 2011 the Department Of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has been running a new eHealth scheme which allows you to submit the details of your health check online.

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