19Jun
skills assessment Changes to Assessment Processing Times

There have been major changes in the skills list since April 2017. The skills have now been divided into Short-Term Strategic Skills List (STSSL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) We are anticipating furth...

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19Jun
visa Online Visitor Visa Lodgement for Indian Passport Holders

From 1 July 2017, all holders of an Indian passport will be able to lodge Visitor visa applications online. With Australia becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination, there has been increased demand for Australian visas ...

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16Jun
australian citizenship Nurses Shortage and Migration

There is a known shortage of nurses in Australia. In August 2016, Southern Cross University reported that the country is at risk of facing a nurse shortage. It’s estimated that by 2025, there will be a shortage of 85,000 nurses....

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15Jun
australian citizenship Characteristics of good character for Citizenship Applications – (From Chapter 11 in Citizenship Policy Dated 1st June 2016 )

Characteristics of good character Drawing from the definition outlined in Definition of good character, an applicant of good character would: respect and abide by the law in Australia and other countries be honest and ...

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15Jun
new zealand migration Auckland woman faces 22 charges for providing illegal immigration advice in Pacific community

Today the Immigration Advisers Authority issued a media release about charges laid against an unlicensed immigration adviser operating in the Pacific community in Auckland. The woman faces 22 charges under the Immigration Advis...

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15Jun
skills assessment Engineers Australia – Migration Agents Update

This is a busy time of year! Recent changes in the 457 visa policy in April have raised multiple debates and the review of the Strategic Skills List is underway to take effect on the 1st July 2017. The end of financial year is...

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12Jun
visa Edward Francis’s interview on SBS Malayalam Radio

Listen to our Director Mr. Edward Francis of what he had to say about new parent visa rules. This Interview has been recorded by SBS Malayalam Find out the important merits and demerits of being an Australian citizen from his word...

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12Jun
visa Edward Francis’s interview on SBS Malayalam Radio

Listen to our Director Mr. Edward Francis of what he had to say about new citizenship rules. This Interview has been recorded by SBS Malayalam Find out the important merits and demerits of being an Australian citizen from his word...

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1May
visa Detainee jailed over Christmas Island disturbance

A Sudanese national has been moved from immigration detention to a mainland prison after he was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for his involvement in a major disturbance at the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre...

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28Apr
visa Child porn lands Taiwanese man 18 months’ jail

A Taiwanese national has today been sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment after Australian Border Force (ABF) officers discovered child pornographic material in his possession after arriving in Brisbane late last year. Officer...

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28Apr
visa Illegal foreign fishing crew brought to Darwin

A haul of trochus shell (sea snail) was among the catch found when eight suspected Indonesian illegal fishermen were apprehended in Australian waters near Browse Island in the Timor Sea on 27 April. Maritime Border Command (MBC...

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26Apr
visa ABF presents vessel to Myanmar to combat narcotics trade

The Australian Border Force (ABF) gifted a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to the Myanmar Police Force (MPF) on Monday (24 April 2017) to assist in disrupting organised crime groups smuggling illicit narcotics on the Yangon Ri...

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