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Australia Announces Set of Changes to 457 Visa Program

On 23 February, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O'Connor, announced a number of reforms to the temporary skilled work (subclass 457) program to strengthen the integrity of the program and adapt to the Australian economy and domestic labour market.

Thursday, 7 March 2013 Read More

Australia Achieves Record Interest from Foreign Tourists

According to statistics issued by Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIBP) on February 22, 2013, Australia had achieved record interest from foreign tourists. The country was set to capitalise on its status as a preferred destination for visitors and working holiday makers.

Friday, 1 March 2013 Read More

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  • DIBP Introduces Credit Card Surcharge Fees
    With effect from 19 April 2014, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have formally introduced a surcharge which will apply to all credit card payments for any Australian visa application charges (VAC).
  • South Australia Releases New State Nominated Occupations List
    On 8 April 2014, the South Australian government announced a new State Nominated Occupations List (SNOL), including 18 new occupations now classified as "in demand" in that state. Surprisingly, the list has included several food trades workers such as Baker, Cook and Chef. Other occupations which have also been added are: Customer Service Manager, Librarian and some engineering professional such as Aeronautical Engineer and Biomedical Engineer.
  • Australia and Poland Sign Working Holiday Arrangement
    The new work and holiday visa arrangement will allow to young people from Australia and Poland to visit each country for up to 12 months.