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Study in Australia: Visa requirement changes for international students

Student visa applications from India, Pakistan and Nepal will now fall in the high-risk category as the assessment level for these countries has been changed from Level 2 to Level 3. Under the current student visa framework, the application requirements change based on the country of passport and the level of the education provider. Listen…
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Surge in number of Hong Kongers wanting to live in Australia

The number of Hong Kong citizens looking to move in Australia has risen sharply since proposed extradition laws fuelled growing concerns about the erosion of civil liberties under Chinese rule in the city, migration consultants and property agents say. Wealthy Hong Kong residents were also looking to move assets to third countries such as Australia as an…
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Skilling Australians Fund (SAF)

What happens when the legislation is effective?   Temporary Skilled Workers (Subclass 482)   Sponsors with a turnover of less than $10 million per year will be required to pay an annual levy of $1,200 for each year the worker is employed. Sponsors with a turnover greater than $10 million will be required to pay…
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Several Occupations Flagged for Removal

Is your occupation affected? Following recent visa reforms, the skilled occupation lists are now being reviewed and updated regularly by the Department of Jobs & Small Business. New occupation lists will come into effect on 1st of July 2018.   What's changing? 17 occupations flagged for possible removal 3 occupations possibly moving from Medium Term to Short…
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