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  • Urgent need to boost immigration to 220000 – Find out why! Australia’s productivity is steadily slipping down and will continue to do so if skilled migration numbers are not increased quickly. The current migration intake of 190000 a year is not enough to sustain productivity, says the Australian Industry Group (AIG). It says that Australia […]

  • A stop on certain visa applications will benefit the Government The 2014-15 Migration Programme will have 190,000 places and maintain the composition of 128,550 Skilled Stream places, 60,885 Family Stream places and 565 Special Eligibility Stream places. The Skilled Stream will continue to focus on Australia’s longer term skills needs, including addressing skills shortages in regional Australia. The […]

  • WARNING: Non-contributory Parent, Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependant visa application should be lodged immediately! DOHA has confirmed to the MIA, that as announced in the Budget (See MIA Notice 48.2014), applications for Non-contributory Parent, Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependant visas will be ceasing. DOHA has also advised that this will happen in the […]

  • DOHA WARNING: Your visa application should be lodged immediately Non-contributory Parent, Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependant Visa A DOHA warning has confirmed to the MIA, that as announced in the Budget (See MIA Notice 48.2014), applications for Non-contributory Parent, Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependant visas will be ceasing. DOHA has also advised that this […]

  • Labour market testing (LMT) in the Subclass 457 programme was introduced by the Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Act 2013 which was passed by Parliament in June 2013 and commences on 23 November 2013. Standard business sponsors are required to test the local labour market prior to lodging a nomination and, on implementation of the […]

  • The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) has launched a social media campaign to celebrate 65 years of Australian citizenship. If you’re interested in submitting a citizenship application yourself, make sure you get in touch with a migration agent – he or she will be able to explain the process and help you become a part of history! Since the concept […]

  • DOHA introduces surcharge on payments made by Credit Cards – According to a new update According to the new update by the Department of Immigration and Border protection (DOHA) there has been an introduction of Credit Card Surcharge on Visa Application Charge (VAC) payments. This surcharge applies to any installment or part of installments made […]

  • Canada’s government recently made an abrupt decision that could have repercussions for Australia’s already overvalued residential property market. Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on February 11 announced that a 28-year-old visa scheme designed to attract wealthy foreigners to the country would be axed, effective immediately. Under the now defunct Immigrant Investor Program, as long as […]