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latest MIGRATION AMENDMENT

hi, sorry if this is posted already but i'm trying to get some urgent information regarding the latest migration amendment:

i can't post links but it can be found here:
parlinfo DOT aph DOT gov DOT au/parlInfo/genpdf/chamber/hansardr/2010-05-26/0071/hansard_frag DOT pdf;fileType%3Dapplication%2Fpdf

(can someone post the actual link please?)

i have a few friends from overseas (thailand) who applied way back in 07... i think it was a couple days before a particular date in which the government also recently said that people who applied after this date would have various issues being granted PR.
my friend's applied on 29 august, 2007. i believe from the 1st of september 2007, people who applied could have issues. true?

they came over and applied for student visa's... became hairdressers as part of the skilled migration visa... but as you're probably all aware... is no longer on the skilled migration list. they completed all work, study etc and have basically been waiting since 2007 for an answer. they're on a bridging visa at the moment (not sure what number visa etc)

this latest migration amendment... what does this mean for my friend's? are they a little safer that they applied prior to september 2007?

sorry if this all seems rushed and messy. they're having heart attacks at a recent sms message being sent around saying 'it's all over' so i'm just trying to find some more information i can tell them about.

please help.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:20 AM
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or if you go to:

parlinfo DOT aph DOT gov DOT au

then click on the parlinfo search button.
in the search type: 'australian migration amendment (visa capped) bill 2010'
open the link and then click on the pdf link which will tell you about the latest government amendment.


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Old 06-03-2010, 05:22 AM
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hi, sorry if this is posted already but i'm trying to get some urgent information regarding the latest migration amendment:

i can't post links but it can be found here:
parlinfo DOT aph DOT gov DOT au/parlInfo/genpdf/chamber/hansardr/2010-05-26/0071/hansard_frag DOT pdf;fileType%3Dapplication%2Fpdf

(can someone post the actual link please?)

i have a few friends from overseas (thailand) who applied way back in 07... i think it was a couple days before a particular date in which the government also recently said that people who applied after this date would have various issues being granted PR.
my friend's applied on 29 august, 2007. i believe from the 1st of september 2007, people who applied could have issues. true?

they came over and applied for student visa's... became hairdressers as part of the skilled migration visa... but as you're probably all aware... is no longer on the skilled migration list. they completed all work, study etc and have basically been waiting since 2007 for an answer. they're on a bridging visa at the moment (not sure what number visa etc)

this latest migration amendment... what does this mean for my friend's? are they a little safer that they applied prior to september 2007?

sorry if this all seems rushed and messy. they're having heart attacks at a recent sms message being sent around saying 'it's all over' so i'm just trying to find some more information i can tell them about.

please help.
bc.
What happens in parliament is the legislative process to support regulations and Immi announcements are a far easier read to absorb what is happening.
What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration has a number of links and those dated the 08February and 17May are most appropiate to read.
It does get messy dealing with info about third parties and for sure, what the situation may be is precisely dependent on dates, ie. was it August 07 that they enrolled as students on a student visa or applied for a skilled visa, they being two very different visas not at all related other than that studying in Australia may have provided them with the opportunity to gain eligibility for a skilled visa.





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Old 06-04-2010, 05:46 AM
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Immigration amendment (visa capping) bill 2010

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this bill is yet to pass and its expected to be pass 15june 2010. Acoording to this from 147000 visa applicants who apllied for permanenet migration(PR) or Temprarory residence(T.R), their applications can be refused and most of these are cooks, hairdressers and community welfare former students. you can read about it from the link in last

MIGRATION AMENDMENT (VISA CAPPING) BILL 2010 AUSTRALIA
A summary at http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/migration-amendment.htm
Key Extracts

The number of places in the skilled migration program
available to applicants who are not sponsored by
an employer continues to decline, as the government’s
priority is to support demand driven—that is, employer
sponsored—migration. At the same time, the number
of pending applications continues to grow as the demand
for general skilled migration visas exceeds the
number of places available in the program.

The general skilled migration visa program has also
become dominated by applicants nominating a limited
number of occupations even though there are some 400
occupations that are acceptable for general skilled migration
purposes. This has made it difficult for the program
to deliver the broad range of skills needed in the
Australian economy and the Australian labour market.

In the 2007-08 program year, of the 41,000 general
skilled migration visas granted, more than 5,000 went
to cooks and hairdressers. Further, there are currently
17,594 valid applications which have been made by
people nominating their occupation as a cook or hairdresser
which have not yet been finalised.


However, introduced prioritisation measures alone do not address
the problem of large numbers of valid applications that
continue to be made by applicants who are not sponsored
and who are nominating occupations that are not
in demand.
Currently there are 147,000 primary and
secondary applicants for general skilled migration visas
waiting in the pipeline for a visa decision.

Amendment to ‘cap and terminate’ measures
To address these issues, the bill proposes to introduce
a power by which the minister may cap visas and
terminate visa applications on the basis of certain characteristics.
Similar to the current power, the amendments will also allow the
minister to treat outstanding applications for the
capped visa as never having been made.
Characteristics that may be specified include the occupation
nominated by the applicant, or the time at
which the applicant made their application.

When an application is terminated it is taken not to have been made.
Applicants who are affected by a cap will have their visa
application charge refunded to them. Further, a visa
application which has been terminated is not subject to
merits review.

Application to the general skilled migration visa
program

The amendments proposed in this bill provide
the government with a tool for the targeted management
of all aspects of the migration program which will be available as the need
arises.

The exception .......... protection visas.

The primary policy imperative of the proposed
amendments
is to allow the minister to end the
ongoing uncertainty faced by general skilled migration
applicants whose applications are unlikely to be finalised
because their skills are not in demand in Australia.

The proposed amendments will better address Australia’s
skills shortages by limiting the number of general
skilled migration visas able to be granted to applicants
whose occupations are in oversupply, thereby
leaving more spaces in the program available to applicants
whose occupation is in demand.

This will allow the Australian government to deliver
a skilled migration program that is more tightly focused
on high-value skills that will assist in meeting
the medium- to long-term needs of the Australian
economy.

The government’s intention is to establish a realistic
balance between providing the skills Australian employers
need and ensuring the maximum opportunities
for Australian citizens and permanent residents in a
changing employment market.

This amendment is just one in a package of reforms
the government is currently making to the skilled migration
program to ensure that it is able to target skilled
migrants with the high-value, nation-building skills
that Australia needs.

Edited: to remove some parliamentary fluff, making it less wordy and more readable with some headings/pertinent points highlighted.


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Interesting I must say to see such interest on a first post here.

I understand there may be many students who have studied in Australia with the sole intent to migrate here and that is reflected somewhat in numbers of PR visa applications that this legislation will allow management of.

Your opening gambit does need some tuning as with " most of these are cooks, hairdressers and community welfare former students. "
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Acoording to this from 147000 visa applicants who apllied for permanenet migration(PR) or Temprarory residence(T.R), their applications can be refused and most of these are cooks, hairdressers and community welfare former students.
The real figures are in the text:
Further, there are currently 17,594 valid applications which have been made by
people nominating their occupation as a cook or hairdresser
which have not yet been finalised.


Regardless of the figures, it could be said that distorting forces have been deployed for a few years that have seen a massive rise in international students to Australia, many with that goal of seeking PR, the numbers being unsustainable.

This action may cause a lot of international students to return home but it could be said that if their intent was to only study in Australia, then going home is something that should be of no great concern for most.





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What happens in parliament is the legislative process to support regulations and Immi announcements are a far easier read to absorb what is happening.
What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration has a number of links and those dated the 08February and 17May are most appropiate to read.
It does get messy dealing with info about third parties and for sure, what the situation may be is precisely dependent on dates, ie. was it August 07 that they enrolled as students on a student visa or applied for a skilled visa, they being two very different visas not at all related other than that studying in Australia may have provided them with the opportunity to gain eligibility for a skilled visa.
hey wanderer, thanks for the link and the advice.
i'm not good with visa names etc, but it was the time in which they applied to be granted their PR. so they had already completed study, work and whatever other necessary things to qualify, so i guess that means it was when they applied for their skilled visa correct?
it was the last thing that needed to apply for before being granted. they did this at the end of august 07.
what does that mean?


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Old 06-04-2010, 11:27 AM
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hey wanderer, thanks for the link and the advice.
i'm not good with visa names etc, but it was the time in which they applied to be granted their PR. so they had already completed study, work and whatever other necessary things to qualify, so i guess that means it was when they applied for their skilled visa correct?
it was the last thing that needed to apply for before being granted. they did this at the end of august 07.
what does that mean?
There has been a further new post just today on the What's New Immi link and http://www.australiaforum.com/issues...ll-2010-a.html is a thread about it, that being the Ammendment legislation you've referred to.

With what sounds like a heap too many hairdressers and cooks it does seem that it'll be all over red rover for many, the legislative means to recaulk the seams close at hand.

If your friends applied before 01September07 they might just as well make plans for seeking alternate visas or life back home.
The same will likely apply to many who have applied post 01September07.





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If your friends applied before 01September07 they might just as well make plans for seeking alternate visas or life back home.
The same will likely apply to many who have applied post 01September07.

oh no
what can they do if their visa's are denied? is there a way they can continue to stay/live here until they work out another way of gaining PR?


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oh no
what can they do if their visa's are denied? is there a way they can continue to stay/live here until they work out another way of gaining PR?
They would have to seek another visa that allowed them to do that and the only options open will be employer sponsorship if possible or further study if they wanted to do that and have the part-time work rights that a student visa gives.

They could also look at a visitor visa which could give them extra time to find an employer sponsor or at least decide if further study was an option they wanted to pursue but they would need to show funds available to support themselves.





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