The Global Talent Independent Program (GTIP), that became a news flash in June this year, is now commissioned as a permanent skilled migration visa regime. This permanent migration program has been established for highly skilled human capital in certain fields including the likes of quantum computing, digital security and fintech etc. This step has been…

Australia is seeking and hunting global talent via its comprehensive skilled migrant program. This is primarily because the Australian economy is booming, and the continent hasn’t faced any downhill macro-economic indicators in the past years. The Australian government draws, drafts and enhances the General Skilled Migration visa system as per needs of the industries and…

There are some interesting developments happening regarding the new skilled worker visa regime that is all set to be implemented on 16th November 2019. The immigration minister, David Coleman, just made an announcement reclassifying Coast and Perth into regional areas. The news has come across as a surprise to many since the information regarding the…

The Australian regional work visas regime is all set to change from 16th November 2019. The newly introduced work visa subclass 491 will be replacing the subclasses 489 and 187. The new clauses indicate that there will be an annual induction of 14000 foreign skilled human capital into the Australian regional areas. Although the new…

Qantas will start non-stop flights from Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco from April next year under a deal secured by the Palaszczuk Government. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the flights operating four times a week to Chicago and three times a week to San Francisco would pump more than $150 million into the Queensland economy…

Jobs are the main factor keeping Australia’s economy from recession Australia’s economy is hanging tough, stubbornly refusing to capitulate to recession after a world-record 28 years of growth. But some of the threads it is hanging by are fraying, and chief amongst those is strong employment. Even as Australia’s economic growth rate dropped off the…

From 1 July 2019, there will be an increase in visa application charges The Department of Home Affairs has announced that a 5.4 percent Visa Application Charges (VAC) increase in fees will apply to applications made on or after 1 July 2019 on most visa subclasses.  Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July 2019 Student $575 $606 General Skilled Migration $3,755 $3,958…

Aussies can now take a look at what will soon be in their back pockets after a Reddit user leaked the first image of the new $20 note. The Reserve Bank of Australia first teased the new banknote in February, with its release date set for October this year, but Reddit’s teen-bean1 got a sneak…

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand pub owner Chris Dickson worries his staff is overworked. He expected employment visas for two new overseas workers to be approved weeks ago, but the paperwork was delayed with no clear reason given. He may be left with no choice but to close down for a day, so the chefs…

The Australian government will be launching two new skilled regional visa routes this year, opening the door to more South Africans who want to make the move. According to Sable International’s Sam Hopwood, there are currently over 600 eligible occupations available to migrants willing to work in regional Australia. These occupations are consistent with skills needed in…

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