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NSW government passes the buck over hiring of IT workers on 457 visas

The NSW government has passed the buck for labour market testing to a contractor which hired IT workers from overseas on 457 visas. When the government outsourced its IT, HR, Payroll and Finance & Accounting support services it required global companies providing the services to keep 70 per cent of jobs onshore, …

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Skilled Occupations List Methodology

The Skilled Occupations List (SOL) is used to qualify potential migrants for various skilled migration visas. The purpose of the SOL is to ensure the supply-driven component of Australia’s skilled migration programme is well targeted to highly-skilled migrants. Advice on the composition of the SOL is provided to the Minister for …

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Review of the Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

The Department of Education and Training is responsible for providing advice to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the SOL. The SOL identifies occupations that would benefit from skilled migration for the purpose of meeting the medium to long-term skill needs of the Australian economy. …

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Average Weekly Earnings

Average Weekly total cash Earnings, Average age-Sex and Classified by occupation (Unit Group ANZSCO 4-digits) The data was collected from the 2014 Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (EEH) which was conducted with respect to the last pay period on or before 16 May 2014. The EEH survey is conducted …

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Occupation Ceilings 2015-16 Vs 2016-17

The list of Occupation Ceilings for program year 2016-2017 has already been released by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). With respect to the previous year, 2 Unit Group have been removed: 2336 – Mining Engineers & 4112 – Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists. See below the comparison …

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Weather: NSW, Victoria, SA warned of heatwave ahead

Southeastern Australia will swelter through a two-day blast of summer, with temperatures in the high 30s in three states. A top of 38C is forecast for Sydney today, with 34C in Adelaide and Melbourne. “Pretty much right through the southeastern states … there will be generally hot and dry northwesterly …

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State Nomination Occupation List for Victoria

Victoria’s skilled migration program seeks to attract highly skilled and employable professionals and tradespeople with occupations that are difficult to source from the local labour market. Extensive research and industry consultation on Victoria’s current and forthcoming labour market needs is undertaken to identify occupations suitable for state nomination. This ensures …

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Shorten proposes changes to 457 visas to ‘put local workers first’

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has introduced a private member’s bill proposing changes to the temporary skilled migration visa program aimed at giving ‘our own unemployed’ the best chance of securing work. Labor has proposed a raft of changes aimed at tightening Australia’s temporary skilled migration program. The private bill, …

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Contradictory information on Facebook can lead to visa refusal

Australia cancels 60,000 visas in 2015-16

The immigration department turned down his visa application on the basis of information on the applicant’s Facebook page. The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has ruled that the material on Facebook page of an applicant is “information” that is “evidentiary material”. The ruling has come in the case of a …

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Australia announces an important change to points test for skilled migration

Australia announces an important change to points test for skilled migration

The changes have come into effect on 10th September with the Department of Immigration also announcing a new visa for entrepreneurs. Making an important change in the points test for the Skilled Migration Program, Australia will now give five additional points to students of Australian institutions. The additional points will …

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The Emissions Trading Scheme Should Not Have Gone Up In Smoke

“Prime Minister Turnbull blamed Environment and Energy Minister Josh Fydenberg for having raised an EIS, while denying it was ever to be considered.” One of the great policy challenges facing Australia is how to transition to a clean electricity system. Earlier this year, I took this challenge, along with others …

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No To Burka Ban And No To The Coalition Bogeyman, A Price On Carbon

CANBERRA – Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi wants it. One Nation’s Pauline Hanson intends to spend 2017 trying to secure it. Even Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, is now calling for it. But Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected calls for any sort of Australian ban on Muslim veils for women, …

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Pauline Hanson Promises To Go Full-Bore Anti-Muslim Next Year

Next year is going to be a long year for Australian Muslims, with Pauline Hanson promising to spend 2017 squarely targeting the Islamic community. After returning to parliament in July and spending much of the year having to focus on the antics of fellow One Nation senators Malcolm Roberts and …

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Sydney’s Lockout Laws Are Being Wound Back, So You Can Stay Out Longer

Sydney’s controversial lockout laws have been relaxed, with a new closing time of 3.30am available for live entertainment. NSW premier Mike Baird announced on Thursday that the restrictions would be wound back by half an hour, with the lockout time for venues stretching from the current 1.30am to the new …

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Where to live in Australia

Australia has great diversity, from the cities to the suburbs to the great outdoors. In fact there are as many different lifestyles as there are great places to live them. Western Australia This vast state is – by far – Australia’s largest. To traverse is comparable to driving from LA …

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South Australia

South Australia is one the world’s best kept secrets. It’s a diverse land of wild plains, fertile river valleys, vibrant cultures and a robust economy. A fertile natural environment While the popular conception of Australia is of a flat, dry place, South Australia has a diverse and productive ecology. As …

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New South Wales

NSW: Australia’s premier state New South Wales is located on the southeast coast of sunny Australia. The state traverses a vast area of more than 800,000 square kilometres – making it far larger than many European countries. You will discover some of the world’s finest beaches, seaside towns and cities …

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Australian Capital Territory

ACT Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a couple of thousand of square kilometers in the middle of NSW in which thrives our nation’s capital, Canberra. Like most political outcomes, Canberra is the result of a heated argument. Back in 1913 nobody could decide which city should become the capital: Melbourne …

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Northern Territory

Move to the real Australia – the Northern Territory – and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, the spirit of adventure, a rich cultural heritage and a land of opportunity. Image: I reckon Uluru is the best shot. It’s a bit like the Opera House for Sydney: a globally unique icon. Shots …

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