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Mental health awareness and skilled migration

The importance of good mental health and its impact on Australians have long been recognised by Australian governments. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has never been more relevant to remain progressive in responding to the mental health impacts as they become better understood. In March 2020, the Australian...

Highly skilled migration and the METS sector: mining equipment, tech and services sector

The METS sector is one of Australia's largest, alongside other major economic drivers such as construction, agriculture and retail. Australia is recognised globally as the market leader in Mining Equipment, Technology and Services across many different technology platforms and commodity segments. This sector contributes an estimated 15% of GDP and...

GTI Visas – Changes in Direction

GTI ( Global Talent Independent ) visa updates The enormously popular GTI visa has seen some changes in direction recently. A new “Direction 89 – Order of Consideration – Subclass 858 and Subclass 124 visas” has been introduced which mentions the changes. The first of these changes is that the...

How the professional services sector in Australia contributes to the economy (migration, employment and productivity)

In the pre-Covid-19 economy, Australia's services sector has expanded by an annual 3.6 per cent since 1992, well above the goods sector's annual average of 2.1 per cent. ICT, professional, scientific and technical services and financial and insurance have continued to see solid annual growth rates of above 4.5 per...

Priorities in the ICT sector including investments, global talent visas and r&d

With critical sectors identified across the nation in efforts rebuild the post-Covid-19 economy, certain prioritisation of visa programs together with their concessions are published as follows: Critical sectors for the 408 visa (Australian Government Endorsed Events) are in agriculture, food processing, health care, aged care, disability care and child care....

MedTech in Australia to grow exponentially and create jobs

The medical technology (MedTech) industry makes a significant social and economic contribution in Australia, improving healthcare outcomes and generating innovation and growth. There are currently over 500 MedTech companies in Australia, with a combined annual turnover of more than A$10 billion and employing more than 36,000 workers in total. Of...

Christmas : A time of joy for all children….but not always.

They say Christmas brings families together but it is a harsh reality that some families are spending their first Christmas in a different arrangement due to a divorce. Even though both parents may want to spend Christmas with their children make sure not to be hasty and ignore the arrangements...

The digital transformation process for the oil and gas industry

How work, skilled and business migration are impacted Australia ranks as one of the top three global exporters of liquefied natural gas, coal and uranium. Emerging technologies and innovations in this sector relating to efficient and clean energy, renewables, hydrogen and future fuels are continually being developed and supported by...