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Finding a Job in Australia

By | 2017-08-03T09:10:59+00:00 July 10th, 2014|Work|

It’s common knowledge that Australian employers want candidates to have Australian work rights. They want you to have work rights so that they don’t have to act as sponsors which is what they would have to do if your visa does not entitle you to work in Australia. Many of our readers here are going to [...]

NSW State Sponsorship – Changes

By | 2017-07-04T19:19:11+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Austral, News|

NSW has made several key changes to their migration program for the year 2014/2015. Key points about the program in 2014/15 are: Applications for 2014-15 will be lodged electronically through a new online system Applications will be open for four intakes per year with a maximum of 1000 applications per intake Application intakes will remain open [...]

South Australian State List Released

By | 2017-07-04T19:19:11+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Austral|

Updated SA List As you may be aware, the new migration year along with the financial has started as of today, 1 July 2014. The new migration year usually means new Commonwealth (read Federal) Skilled Occupations Lists as well as new sponsorship lists from states and territories. In most years, it takes some states several months to [...]

Subclass 189 – Explained!

By | 2017-07-04T19:19:11+00:00 June 25th, 2014|Austral|

Skilled Independent (Permanent) (Class SI) (Subclass 189)  a.k.a Subclass 189 The Subclass 189 Skilled Independent is a permanent residency for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer, a state or territory, or a family member.  What are the Primary Criteria ? – Subclass 189 Below is a list of requirements that you have to satisfy in [...]

Skills assessment validity changes – commencement 1 July 2014

By | 2017-08-03T09:11:10+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|News|

Changes to the validity of skills assessments, announced yesterday in the Select Legislative Instrument SLI- F2014L00726 Migration Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No.1) Regulation 2014, commence on 1 July 2014, as do the remainder of the changes announced in that SLI.It is advised to check the validity of skills assessments for points calculations used for lodged Skillselect EOI or [...]

Parent, Carer and Remaining Relative Visa Closed!

By | 2017-08-03T09:12:13+00:00 May 30th, 2014|News|

Today is the last day to lodge applications for those that are scheduled to be removed before the new financial year. The legislation to repeal the visas was signed off by the governor general yesterday and will come into effect on Monday, which means that applications must be validly lodged today: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L00622 It was done in a [...]

MIA NSW State Conference

By | 2014-05-28T16:07:25+00:00 May 28th, 2014|Austral, Events|

Austral was part of the highly successful MIA NSW State Conference that was held at Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney on May 19, 2014. We are not entirely certain but we believe that the entire conference was sold out! The speakers were highly qualified and there were many useful discussions on a wide range of [...]

ACT Nominated SC 190 allocations almost reached

By | 2017-08-03T09:12:21+00:00 May 28th, 2014|News|

As of May 19, 2014, the ACT has reached the DIBP allocations for SC 190 nomination approvals for ACT residents, therefore, visa invitations will not begin to be issued again until 1 July 2014. Nomination approvals for overseas residents ceased on March 25, 2014. The ACT will continue to process applications for ACT nomination until [...]

Additional English Tests Accepted by DIBP

By | 2014-07-10T17:22:23+00:00 May 28th, 2014|News|

It has been announced that applicants for Australian visas will have additional choices when it comes to English language testing. Applicants included would be temporary graduate, skilled, work and holiday, and former resident visas. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash, said that the changes, which come into effect in November, is in [...]