4
Apr
Australian_Government

Major changes to sc457 programme

A senate committee report has effectively recommended an overhaul of the sc457 visa programme proposing some 33 changes. According to a report on the ABC, during the senate hearings senators were repeatedly told labour hire companies used the threat of deportation to deter exploited workers from complaining about their pay or conditions. Several recommendations seek to address this, including ensuring …

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22
Mar
Permanent-Resident

How to go from Student to Permanent Resident in Australia

If you’re approaching the end of your studies in Australia, it’s a good time to start considering applying for your permanent residency. The transition from student to permanent resident is definitely not smooth sailing, owing to a number of tight rules introduced by the Australian government. There are a number of factors that you should consider as soon as you …

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10
Mar
Australia-Library

The Benefits of Studying in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular study destinations for students all across the world. And for good reason, too, since Australian universities rank quite high among International universities and the Australian Education system is recognized internationally. High quality education There are 43 universities in Australia, many of them ranking in the top 50 worldwide. Australian cities are also ranked …

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29
Feb
Student_library

Student visa refusals on the rise

Educating international students has earned Australia a record $20 billion last year, spiking 13% from the previous year. The latest figures firm up education’s position as Australia’s third-largest export after coal and iron ore, as well as its position as the largest services export, well ahead of tourism, according to a report in The Australian Financial Review. The lower Australian …

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22
Feb
Migrating_birds

Australia needs at least 250,000 migrants a year

What will Australia’s population look like in 2050? The reality is that Australia will have an overwhelming number of ageing retirees unless immigration levels are maintained, if not increased, in order to slow the country’s rate of ageing, according to a recent report featured on the Special Broadcasting Service. Prominent Australian demographer Professor Peter McDonald spoke with SBS and cited …

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15
Feb
Love_scrabble

Love is in the air: How couples stay together when separated by distance

In the spirit of Valentine ’s Day just passed, it would be appropriate to shed light on one of the most popular methods of obtaining permanent residency – the partner visa pathway (specifically, the Prospective Marriage Visa). A significant number of couples in Australia need the immigration system to keep their relationship continuing. Whether one spouse is located outside of …

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5
Feb
multicultural

The Role of Multiculturalism and Migration towards Australia’s Lifestyle

Over the past few decades, there has been a steady increase in the number of migrants coming into Australia. Since Australia became a federation in 1901, our population has increased over five fold, growing from a population of approximately four million to 22.3 million in 2011. Overall, this has contributed significantly to shaping modern-day Australia into the diverse, multi-cultural lifestyle …

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29
Jan
lmt-abolish

Eradicating the wolf amongst the sheep – proposed abolishment of Labour Market Testing for 457 visas

Eradicating the wolf amongst the sheep – will the proposed abolishment of Labour Market Testing for 457 visas make it more resistant to misuse by the less-than-honest few? At the current time, the 457 is notorious for dividing opinions. One school of thought believes that the subclass 457 visa is the solution for Australia’s skill shortage. The other school of …

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18
Dec
partner visa

Partner Visas – recognizing the pitfalls of application

Being one of the most multi-cultural countries in the world, Australia is a popular destinations for migrants all over the world. Most of the people who have settled in Australia are exposed to a variety of cultures, ethnicities and open-mindedness. As a result of this multiculturalism, one of the most popular migration streams in recent years has been the partner …

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11
Dec
skilled migrants

457 Visa: A way for Skilled Migrants to contribute to Australia’s thriving multiculturalism

Over the past decade, Australia has become a very popular destination for skilled migrants worldwide. With a strong economy, a multi-cultural lifestyle and weather to rival any country in the world, Australia offers exciting new opportunities for those seeking a new life and opportunity. If you are considering moving to Australia, the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa, or ‘subclass 457 visa’ …

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