AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION NEWS
Australian Business Skills Program Reforms
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
The Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Chris Bowen MP on May 25, 2012 made an announcement on changes to the Business Skills visa program to lure more entrepreneurs with diverse business expertise to Australia.
As stated in the announcement, the Federal government will rename the Business Skills Program to the Business Innovation and Investment Program. This new program includes some key reforms that were recommended by a comprehensive review of the Business Skills Program in 2011.
The government has implemented several measures to increase the volume and quality of applicants for this visa program. The measures include:
According to Mr Bowen, the Business Innovation and Investment program is an important part of Australian's skilled migration program as it targets migrants who have a demonstrated history of innovation and success in business.
"Such individuals make a strong contribution to the Australian economy, innovation and job opportunities for Australians", said Mr Bowen.
These changes will be implemented from July 1, 2012.If you are interested in Australian visas, contact Migration Expert for information and advice on which visa is best suited to you. You can also try our visa eligibility assessment to see if you are eligible to apply for a visa to Australia.
Hanna Eliasson | Migration Expert Australia