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Skilled and business visa changes Update
May 02, 2012
DIAC has today advised the Migration Institute of Australia that the legislation for the forthcoming suite of 1st July, 2012 Migration Program changes is expected to receive Royal Assent from the Governor-General on either 24th or 25th May, 2012.

Department of Immigration: Comments on proposed changes to Living Away From Home Allowance for Subclass 457 visaholders
March 06, 2012
Australia’s Department of Immigration has posted on its blog commentary on the impact of the proposed changes to the taxation of the LAFHA.

Significant employment opportunities in South Australia’s Olympic Dam project
December 23, 2011
In great news for job seekers, South Australian Parliament recently ratified legislation which brings BHP Billiton’s massive Olympic Dam expansion one step closer to reality.

Increase in some Visa Application Charges from New Year
December 22, 2011
Details have been released of increases in Visa Application Charges effective 1st January, 2012.

Significant Changes to Living Away From Home Allowance
December 09, 2011
The Federal Treasurer in Australia has announced a consultation period in anticipation of what are expected to be significant changes to the Living Away From Home Allowance - or LAFHA - from 1st July, 2012.

Skilled Visas: IELTS and English Language Competency Requirements
October 16, 2011
It used to be on the periphery of visa strategy. Now it is dead centre and is for many the main hurdle to be cleared on the way to an Australian visa. We’re talking about the IELTS test.

Skilled Visas: The Expression of Interest Model - A Radical Change to Skilled Visa Processing
September 27, 2011
The Australian Government has decided to significantly alter the processing of most skilled visa applications, with the introduction of an Expression of Interest model, scheduled to commence on 1st July, 2012.

Skilled Migration: Victorian Government Issues State Sponsored Skilled Occupations Lists for 2011/12
September 24, 2011
The Victorian State Government has updated its lists of occupations it will sponsor for the 2011/12 year. These new lists reflect the occupations that are eligible to apply for Victorian state sponsorship.

Employer Sponsored Visas: How Using a Registered Migration Agent can Reduce ENS and RSMS Processing Times
September 21, 2011
Employers and their prospective employees who are seeking visa approval under the ENS or RSMS can significantly reduce the application timescale by engaging a Registered Migration Agent that is happy to use a Decision Ready Checklist.

Skilled Visas: South Australia Releases Updated State Migration Plan
September 21, 2011
South Australia has released details of the occupations it will sponsor for the grant of visas under the skilled migration program for the 2011/12 program year (ending on 30th June, 2012).

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