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State & Territories Opening with Nominations – Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs has allocated limited interim nomination places to states and territories paving way for the opening of the skilled visa programs ahead of the complete allocations to be delivered as part of the Federal Budget announcement on October 6. Highlights: Australian states open skilled nomination programs for limited occupations  Limited places [...]
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Mid-year update to the Immigration South Australia occupation lists

  South Australia Immigration has updated the occupation list and did some minor changes to the list. These changes will be effective from 11th February afternoon . Four occupations have been changed to 489 provisional visa only for offshore applicants and this change is effective immediately.  Occupations added to the SNOL for the remainder of […]

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Scott Morrison fails to persuade states to lower migration rate at COAG

Population growth dominated Scott Morrison’s first meeting with state and territory leaders, causing smiles around the Council of Australian Governments (Coag) table but not in the way the prime minister might have imagined. By Amy Remeikis source: https://www.theguardian.com The Australian Prime Minister Mr. Morrison attended his first Coag as leader wanting to gain the states’ co-operation in reducing the  […]

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New Australian visa proposed that could keep migrants in regional areas for up to 5 years

The Turnbull government was already working on visas to force migrants to stay in the bush for longer, but Scott Morrison may put his own twist on the plan By James Elton-Pym source: https://www.sbs.com.au The Morrison government is expected to forge ahead with new skilled and family visas that force migrants to spend 5 years in […]

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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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New Points Test Score for Australian Visas (Skilled Migration) from 1 July 2018

On 25 June 2018, Hon. Mr. Peter Dutton, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection announced the new Points Test Score requirement (new Pool and Pass marks) applicable to GSM Visa subclasses: Skilled-Independent (Permanent) (Class SI) Subclass 189 Skilled-Nominated (Permanent) (Class SN) Subclass 190 Skilled-Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP) Subclass 489 […]

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