Foreign Students’ Numbers Continuously Rising in Australia

Foreign Students’ Numbers Continuously Rising in Australia

The overseas education environment in Australia has been largely unaffected as a plethora of foreign students come into the country on a yearly basis. The current report by the official department in charge of migration in the country stated that student and impermanent graduate permits have skyrocketed as more and more students from different countries […]

Premium Investor Scheme introduced in Australia

Premium Investor Scheme introduced in Australia

In a bid to attract foreign investment it has been the policy of both Australia and New Zealand to allow wealthy entrepreneurs gain visas in exchange for large investment.  Australia has for some year had what has been dubbed the ‘golden visa’ which allows those investing over AUS$5m to gain permanent residency. The visas were […]

No visas for fast food workers in Australia

No visas for fast food workers in Australia

The government of Australia has announced that it will be cracking down on the issuing of 457 visas for the fast food industry.  There has been huge political debate surrounding immigration over the past few years and the Australian government is under huge pressure to tighten visa regulations and immigration into the country.  This announcement […]

Australia-Indonesia talks on visa co-operation

Australia-Indonesia talks on visa co-operation

Increasingly tight visa restrictions on Indonesian students wanting to study in Australia have come under criticism from the Indonesian government. Currently in trade and cooperation talks the Australian and Indonesian governments are working on ways to increase cooperation between the two countries and relaxed visa regulations is part of this discussion. Currently Indonesians wanting to […]

Australian Oppostition back higher Visa charges

Australian Oppostition back higher Visa charges

The Australian government has long been under pressure to tighten immigration rules and reduce the numbers entering the country both legally and illegally.   In a new  effort to tackle this pressure Bill Shorten, the leader of the opposition has backed the idea of making employers pay more to bring in skilled foreign workforce to fill […]

Australia Announce New Framework for Temporary Work Visa

Australia Announce New Framework for Temporary Work Visa

Further visa changes for entry to Australia have been announced.  A new outline for temporary work visas came into effect late 2016. This has culminated in the scrapping of some visa subclasses, and the introduction of a two new subclasses. There have also been changes to sponsorship arrangements announced at the same time. The Training and Research Subclass is […]

Australia looks at Skills Occupations List

Australia looks at Skills Occupations List

Possible changes to the visa requirements for Australia have been appearing in the news. There have been reports recently about changes to the Skilled Occupations List for visa applications. None of these have yet to be implemented but those looking to lodge their applications soon should be aware of the possible changes.  A number of […]

Australia Announce New Temporary Visa Sub Class

Australia Announce New Temporary Visa Sub Class

The already complicated Australian immigration system has once again been altered with the Australian government announcing a series of new temporary work visa sub-classes.  These new sub-classes have come into effect as of 19th November 2016 and according to the government have been introduced to make the process of applying for a temporary work visa […]