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190 000 Spaces set for 2014 Migration Programme

The start of the new fiscal year has seen the introduction of the new Migration Programme with the planning level for 2014-2014 set at 190,000 places. As previously announced, the largest portion of the Migration Programme has been allocated to skilled migrants including employer sponsored migrants, general skilled migrants and business migrants.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014READ MORE

Queensland Eases Visa Requirement for PhD Graduates

Visa requirement for Queensland state sponsorship has been eased for PhD graduates, according to a recent announcement by the Queensland state government.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014READ MORE

Department Forecasts on Overseas Student Migration to Australia

Australia will see an increase in the number of student overseas migration arrivals while overseas student departures will likely fall, according to the Net Overseas Migration Forecasts by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014READ MORE

Australia Releases Validity Period for Skills Assessments

Following the immigration changes announced by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), a three year validity period will be applied for skills assessments issued by assessing authorities for the purpose of visa applications from July 1, 2014.

Monday, June 30, 2014READ MORE

Australia Reveals Report of Migration Picture

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Scott Morrison on June 26 introduced a new report called 'the People of Australia', showing a statistical overview of Australia's population and its migrant communities.

Monday, June 30, 2014READ MORE

Update to Australian Immigration Shortages List from July 1

Traditionally the month of July sees the introduction of various changes to Australian migration law. This year will be no different, with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) announcing several amendments which will come into effect on 1 July 2014. The following changes will affect the skilled categories:

Monday, June 23, 2014READ MORE

TOEFL iBT and PTE Academic to be Alternative English Tests across Visa Programs

The Australian government has recently announced TOEFL iBT and PTE Academic as alternative English Language tests for Australian visa applicants under many visa programmes.

Friday, June 06, 2014READ MORE

Closure of Certain Family Visas

With immediate effect from Monday 2 June 2014, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have announced that applications for the following visa types will no longer be accepted:

Monday, June 02, 2014READ MORE

Streamlined Visas to Australia for Vocational Students

According to a recent announcement by the Australian government on 26 May 2014, the streamlined visa processing (SVP) arrangements are extended to students enrolled in advanced diploma level courses at low immigration risk providers.

Friday, May 30, 2014READ MORE

Australian Immigration Officers to Revisit South-West NSW

Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIBP) officers will meet people who have overstayed their Australian visas in south-west NSW on June 5.

Friday, May 30, 2014READ MORE

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AUSTRALIALATEST IMMIGRATION NEWS
190 000 Spaces set for 2014 Migration Programme
The start of the new fiscal year has seen the introduction of the new Migration Programme with the planning level for 2014-2014 set at 190,000 places. As previously announced, the largest portion of the Migration Programme has been allocated to skilled migrants including employer sponsored migrants, general skilled migrants and business migrants.

Queensland Eases Visa Requirement for PhD Graduates
Visa requirement for Queensland state sponsorship has been eased for PhD graduates, according to a recent announcement by the Queensland state government.

Department Forecasts on Overseas Student Migration to Australia
Australia will see an increase in the number of student overseas migration arrivals while overseas student departures will likely fall, according to the Net Overseas Migration Forecasts by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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