Author: Dilip Nooney

Skilled workforce on the agenda for Australia and India

Australia will continue to collaborate with Indian businesses and education and training institutions to support India and Australia to build highly-skilled and well trained workforces, Minister for Skills and Jobs, Senator Chris Evans said today. Addressing a forum hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi today, Senator Evans spoke of the value […]

Are you giving migration advice?

If you are helping someone in their dealings with the department and you are not a registered migration agent or exempt, make sure you know what you can and can’t do. This video provides clear guidelines for people giving migration advice, as well as highlighting the serious penalties for unlawful activity. Read more here..

Australia Among World’s Most Competitive Economies

The Australian economy is expected to grow well above its trend rate, in 2010 and 2011. Australia is the world’s fifth most competitive economy, according to the recently released IMD 2010 World Competitiveness Yearbook. The country was up two places from its 2009 ranking. The World Competitiveness Scoreboard features, 58 industrialized and emerging economies, grouped […]

The Australian Government is Targeting to Reduce the Number of Temporary Visas

There is going to be less number of temporary visas for immigrants The Australian government is targeting to reduce the number of temporary visas in the coming years. It is also planning to reduce number of visa skill categories in the coming years. All this process is to make the visa processing more simple and […]

More number of Visas are allocated for Skilled Sponsored Categories

The overall size of the migration program will remain unchanged with a total of 168 700 places, comprising a total skill stream of 113 850 places, a total family stream of 54 550 places and 300 special eligibility places. The overall level of skilled migration will increase by 5750 program places. This includes an additional […]

Health Requirement Changes on Onshore GSM Visas

From 22 March 2010, applicants for an onshore GSM visa need only obtain a reference number from Medibank Health Solutions to meet the time of application health requirement. Applicants should phone Medibank Health Solutions and state that they are applying for a GSM visa and request a reference number. This reference number must then be […]

New Changes for the time of provision of evidence of IELTS

There are new arrangements for the provision of evidence for English language ability. Applicants for the following GSM subclasses have until the time of decision to provide evidence of their English language ability. Skilled – Independent (Residence) visa (subclass 885) Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) visa (subclass 886) Skilled – Independent (Migrant) visa (subclass 175) Skilled […]

Why choose Australia over the USA? The UK? Canada? New Zealand?

Economic opportunities in Australia are vast. Australia’s economy is increasingly integrated into those of the ASEAN countries (originally Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand and more recently in addition Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. It also has a free trade agreement with the USA. As with India and Canada, Australia’s financial sector […]

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