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In-demand trades added to the Skilled Occupation
Chefs, bricklayers and wall and floor tilers will be added to the
Skilled Occupation List (SOL) from July 1 to help meet the skills
needs of the Australian economy, as announced today by the Minister
for Trade and Investment (09 June 2014). More...
Tourism Welcomes Return of Chefs to Skilled Occupation
Returning chefs to Australia's skilled occupation list will
help fill urgent job vacancies and improve the visitor experience,
according to the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF). There are an
estimated 36,000 vacancies within the tourism industry nationwide
and this is forecast to grow to 56,000 in 2015 (10 June 2014). More...
House of Representatives: Sydney public hearings for
skilled worker programme inquiry
06/06/14 157R1900 - Federal Parliament's Joint Standing
Committee on Migration is set to hold public hearings in Sydney as
part of its inquiry into the Business Innovation and Investment
Programme (BIIP). NSW also nominated 175 migrants for the
Significant Investor Visa programme, which will represent a minimum
of $262 million in new investment into the state if all are
approved. The BIIP is designed to increase entrepreneurial talent
and diversify business expertise in Australia. More...
Invitation to Aust China Trade and Investment
The MIA is running a face to face CPD workshop and Significant
Investor Visa (SIV) Forum as a pre-event to the 2nd annual
Australia-China Trade & Investment Expo & Conference at the
Sofitel Hotel in Beijing, 24 and 25 of June 2014 (16 June 2014).
Migration Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1)
This regulation amends the Migration Regulations 1994 and the
Australian Citizenship Regulations 2007 to make amendments relating
to visa evidence charge, members of the family unit for student
visas, skills assessment validity, foreign currencies and places,
substitution of AusAID references, Australian citizenship fees and
other measures, and infringement notices (16 June 2014). More...
Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of Classes of
Persons - IMMI 14/046
This instrument specifies the class of persons eligible to make an
Internet or paper application for a student visa with permission to
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The Federal Court handed down the largest court imposed fine for breaching subclass 457 visa sponsorship obligations.
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