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Australia and Poland sign a work and holiday agreement

Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash (Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection) has today announced a reciprocal work and holiday visa arrangement has been signed with Poland. This arrangement will allow 200 young Polish and 200 young Australians per year to ...
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Former Migration Agent arrested and charged with migration fraud – Fraudulent Partner Visa

It is reported by the Courier Mail that a MIGRATION agent and his wedding celebrant wife are to face up to 10 years in jail. They have been charged over an alleged visa scam which saw Indian students paying for ...
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Illegal Maritime Arrivals – Changes to processing for family stream visa applications

DIBP Announce changes to processing for family stream visa applications who's sponsors were  Illegal Maritime Arrivals. Today the Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection (DIBP) has announced that it is changing the processing priority of family stream visa applicants who's ...
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Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List Updated for 2013 – 2014

The Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List has been updated for the 2013 - 2014 year. This skilled occupation list was updated on 18 October 2013 by The Department of Training and Workforce Development and contains a list of occupations that ...
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Skill-assessment

ENS Skills assessment changes 28 October 2013

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection have announced changes to the acceptable Skills Assessments for Employer Nomination Scheme and Regional Skilled Migration Scheme visas. These changes take affect from 28 October 2013. Further information is available here ...
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Abbott Government supports 457 Visas

Tony Abbott's government and the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison  have announced that they strongly oppose the "union red tape" on 457 visas as business steps up it's demands to reverse the former Labor Government's "crackdown" on ...
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Overseas Migration Fuels WA Population Growth

According to the Australian Bureau or Statistics, Migration from overseas has continued to fuel the Western Australian economy, accounting for almost two thirds (63 per cent) of the state's total growth in the year to 31 March 2013, according to ...
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Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett announces 457 visa school fee changes

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett announced today that the planned school fees payable by children of 457 visa holders  attending public schools will be delayed by a year until 2015. This means that the Western Australian State Government's  measures requiring ...
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Tony Abbott announces new immigration minister

Tony Abbott has announced a new immigration minister and Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection while unveiling his new cabinet today. Mr Scott Morrison MP will be Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. Senator Michaelia Cash will be Assistant ...
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