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  1. Jobs and work
    The time is takes to process a skilled visa for working in Australia is to be cut substantially due to the expansion of the Accredited Sponsor Scheme, it has been announced. The Accredited Sponsor Scheme allows businesses seeking to employ overseas workers on Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS)...
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    (Langstrup Photography/Bigstock.com) Claims from top officials in Australia, including the Treasury, that a major cut to the number of skilled visas being granted would jeopardise 26 years of unbroken economic growth have been rubbished by a new report. In particular the report from the...
  3. Jobs and work
    A number of technology-related jobs in the list of occupations eligible for a range of temporary and permanent skilled visas for Australia have been reinstated. There have been concerns voiced that changes to the 457 visa, which is being replaced in March 2018, would hit the technology sector...
  4. Jobs and work
    The resources and energy industry and Australia is hoping that a number of key jobs in high priority positions will be permitted under new visa changes for skilled overseas visa applications which come into force in a few days. The Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) says that...
  5. Jobs and work
    The introduction of the two new temporary visa streams in Australia is cutting hundreds of skilled occupations from the approved list for applicants. Work is underway to abolish the 457 temporary work visa which allowed overseas employees to work in Australia for up to four years and replace it...
  6. Jobs and work
    Visa allocations in Australia for a number of skilled jobs in the computing and engineering professions are now closed until July as the allocation for the current programme has now been met. It means that those in these occupations wanting to apply for a visa will have to wait to be invited to...
  7. Jobs and work
    Australia is likely to see many more new jobs created in digital technology in the coming years and will need skills from overseas as there is currently a technological divide between what employers want and what job seekers can provide. Approaching what is known as 'the fourth industrial...
  8. Jobs and work
    The number of skilled occupations open to people from abroad wanting to make a new life in the state of Western Australia are set to be cut drastically. The state's current skilled migration occupation list has been closed while a review is undertaken. Western Australia's new Premier Mark...
  9. Jobs and work
    Engineers and skilled trades, along with doctors and non-nursing health roles, are among the most difficult to fill in Australia at the moment, according to new research. Top of the bunch is skilled trades as a construction boom driven by large infrastructure projects across the states of...
  10. Jobs and work
    Businesses in Western Australia want to be able to employ more skilled workers from overseas where there is a skills shortage but say the current visa system is too rigid. In particular the country's immigration policy is not responsive enough to the needs of business, according to a group of...
  11. Jobs and work
    The Australian government has released its new skilled occupation list for the coming 12 months which is dominated by trades and IT professions as well as nursing. The Skilled Occupation List and Consolidated Skilled Occupation list for the year 2016/2017 becomes effective from 01 July and...
  12. General chit-chat and news
    In recent times a lot has been written about Australia's resources and energy sectors and whether they can continue to provide jobs as the economy has slowed. However, the latest Resources and Energy Quarterly from the Chief Economist of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science...
  13. Jobs and work
    Australian businesses are against labour market testing by employers who want to employ skilled labour from overseas jobs while trade unions believe it will just add an unwelcome level of red tape. The issue of labour market testing has been contentious for years, being brought in and them...
  14. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has announced the release of the submission guidelines for Enterprise Migration Agreements (EMA), aimed at helping Australian projects that need skilled workers from overseas. A DIAC spokesman said that the guidelines contain all the...
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