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Australia’s efforts continues for refugee release

Australia has been trying persistently to release its refugee from Thailand and Foreign Minister Marise Payne has stressed that Australia is making “extensive efforts” to seek the return of a Melbourne-based soccer player as his detention in Thailand continues. Her comments come as dozens of human rights and refugee-focused organisations have signed an open letter […]

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Australia is younger and better off: RBA governor defends immigration rate

“Australia is younger and better off: RBA governor defends immigration rate”* Migrants have put Australia in a better position than most other advanced economies, the Reserve Bank governor has said, in a speech designed to inject an economic perspective into the immigration debate. Philip Lowe said Australia’s relatively high immigration rate had created one of the […]

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South Australia welcomes Skilled Migrants in 2018-2019

The South Australia Government is considering increasing Skilled Migration Numbers in the 2018-2019 financial year. This is an interesting article by Andrea Michaels commenting on the South Australia Premier’s recent plan to attract migrants with a new skilled visa program: Migration will make SA stronger “As debate rages about immigration in Australia, we need to ignore […]

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SkillSelect Invitation rounds to happen only “once a month” effective 11 Aug 2018

  Department of Home Affairs have communicated that: “SkillSelect invitation rounds for Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) and Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) will occur once each month, on the 11th day of each month, effective 11 August 2018.” Number of invitations sent per round to remain similar, however the SkillSelect reports will provide […]

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