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  1. Visas and immigration
    New funding of $19.4 million is to be provided by the Australian Government to attract skilled migrants to take up jobs and move to regional Australia in the next four years and encouraged to become permanent residents. Immigration Minister David Coleman has announced that regional employers...
  2. Jobs and work
    Digital project management skills and those with expertise in civil construction and data analysis are likely to be most in demand from employers in Australia in 2019, according to a new jobs report. Those looking for skilled positions in Australia will also see demand in accountancy and...
  3. Jobs and work
    A new visa agreement for the Great South Coast region in the Australian State of Victoria has been introduced to attract more skilled workers from overseas. It means that employers in Victoria will be among the first in Australia to enter into a five-year arrangement between the Commonwealth...
  4. Jobs and work
    The Northern Territory has had it special visa arrangement to attract skilled workers from abroad for jobs where there are shortages extended and the number of occupations increased. The Australian Government has announced a second Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) which aims to...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Rural and regional industries in Australia are concerned that they will find it harder and more expensive to recruit skilled workers overseas because of the 457 visa programme being abolished. From July 2018, the 457 visa is being replaced by a new programme that is divided into two visa...
  6. 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...
  7. Jobs and work
    Skilled people who move to Australia to live and work are often dissatisfied with their jobs, particularly when they end up doing something different from what they expected. There are stark differences in the way skilled migrants and Australian born workers view their jobs, with skill...
  8. Visas and immigration
    More must be done to end migrant worker exploitation in Australia, especially with regards to worker safeguards in trade agreements, it is claimed. The Migration Institute of Australia is asking all political parties currently campaigning in the run up to the general election in July to commit...
  9. 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...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Skilled sponsorship visas for the Australian Capital Territory have now been closed to applicants from overseas due to targets already being met, it has been announced. It means that overseas applicants will have to wait until July when the next round of applications are opened. However...
  11. Jobs and work
    Highly skilled workers in Australia are being very well paid compared to other countries with the nation near the top in the world for wage pressure, especially in engineering and technology, a new study has found. Overseas skilled workers in these industries often flock to Australia where...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Chinese investment in Australia is regarded as a vital policy for economic growth, but concerns are being raised about the number of visas being granted for Chinese to work on major projects. According to the trade union movement, this means less opportunities for skilled workers in Australia...
  13. Jobs and work
    Panel beaters and cabinet makers have been added to Australia's Skilled Occupation List (SOL) which means they can apply for a visa under the country's skilled migration programme. Cabinet makers and panel beaters have been added to Australia's Skilled Occupation List. Urban and regional...
  14. Jobs and work
    Skills shortages are emerging in the Australian jobs market with 15% of employers reporting that they have recently experienced difficulty filling positions and many will have to look abroad. It means that those looking to move to Australia in occupations where skills are needed such as...
  15. Jobs and work
    Skilled workers such as plumbers and builders, engineers, labourers, accounting staff and IT experts are still in demand in Australia, with employers stating these are the hardest jobs to fill. Corporate management executives, sales reps, drivers, technicians and administrative staff are also...
  16. Jobs and work
    This year is set to see a high demand in Australia for skilled professionals who can diagnose time or cost inefficiencies and then offer solutions to improve business performance, it is claimed. According to the latest quarterly report from recruiting firm Hays, as long as employers want to...
  17. Jobs and work
    The 457 visa is the most popular in Australia for short term workers, but those using it are being warned to stay vigilant after yet another case of people being underpaid. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash, said that a substantial fine has been imposed...
  18. Jobs and work
    There are likely to be more jobs for nurses, midwives, physiotherapists and dieticians in Australia in 2105, according to health service recruiters. Recruitment firms forecast steady employment growth across the health sector next year as new hospitals in several states open their doors, while...
  19. Jobs and work
    If you are looking to move to Australia in a managerial role, some new research may provide insight into what the best companies are looking for. Australian companies look for different skills and traits in their managers compared to the best global companies, according to a study by advisory...
  20. Visas and immigration
    A visa for those wishing to work in Australia for a short period of time in a highly specialised job has been extended from three months to six months. The Temporary Work Short Stay Activity Visa (Subclass 400) is a dedicated visa for those seeking to enter and stay in Australia for non-ongoing...
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