Happy Earth Day 2019 Not to be confused with the electricity switch off called Earth Hour, celebrated in March. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which…

It is evident that approximately about 80 percent of migrants settle in Sydney or Melbourne. The remainder choose the rest of the eastern coast region. Far and few travel outside metropolitan regions. Meanwhile, many regional towns continue to experience population decline and struggle to maintain the viability of basic services. For example, a town of…

From April 17, visitors to Australia failing to declare prohibited items might have their visas shortened or canceled. Australia’s strict bio-security laws prohibit certain foreign foods, plant materials, and animal products from entering the country, due to the threat of introducing serious pests and diseases into Australia, devastating our valuable agriculture and tourism industries, as…

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy on Thursday after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his seven-year asylum in a move his supporters said was illegal.   LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean…

South-west Victorian dairy farmers have welcomed federal budget visa changes, which they say will enable them to secure a more permanent, skilled workforce. Development has been curbed because skilled staff are not available. Changes to the Australian Skilled Occupation List were introduced in the budget, opening the door for skilled migrants to settle permanently, to…

The federal government has introduced three new visas to replace current visas available for the migrants to move to regional Australia. Australia has introduced a new permanent visa to bring more skilled workers to regional Australia. The subclass 191 (Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa will commence from 16 November 2022. The explanatory statement of the…

According to the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019, three new visas have been introduced to ‘assist regional Australia.’ The explanatory statement issued by the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs states, “The amendments introduce a revised points system for the subclass 491 visa as well as existing General Skilled Migration visas….

The instrument operates to specify a class of persons who are “fast track applicants”. The specification will become relevant if a person in that class of persons makes an application for a protection visa, as they will be subject to the processing of their protection visa and any available review rights as a fast track…

15th October 2018 By Sam Hopwood* One of the most sought-after Australian visas is the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189). This visa allows you and any dependants to live and work in Australia permanently with virtually no restrictions. If your skills are currently in demand in Australia, you might just be able to get your…

On 1 March 2019, Minister Coleman announced that applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa will be open from 17 April 2019. Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. Applications for the visa are intended to open…

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