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...

The future of International Education for Victoria, Australia

International education is a growth sector vital to the future economic prosperity of Victoria and a source of future employment for Victorians. In the face of Covid-19, international education remains to be one of the state government's priority industries and sectors. Growing global demand for education services has seen over...

Regional sponsorships highly active for all participants in the face of COVID-19

Australia is largely an urbanised country, with a good balance of vibrant rural communities. Regional Australia accounts for just over one-third of Australia's population and makes a large contribution to the national economy. Migrants play a vital role in boosting population growth and supporting regional economies by filling gaps in...

2020 – 2021 Program Update from Migration Tasmania

Following a directive from The Department of Home Affairs, relating to allocations of subclass 491, 190, 188 and 132 visa nominations, the Tasmanian government, through Migration Tasmania, has confirmed that until the Federal Budget is handed down in October 2020, all new and existing nominations will be subjected to the...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – ACT Critical Skills List

The Australian Government’s priority for migration in 2020-21 is leveraged towards providing support for public health responses, with the aim of bolstering the nation’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This criterion was again evident when the ACT recently released its Critical Skills List for the Skilled Work Regional (provisional) subclass...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – Victorian visa nomination program update

On Monday August 17th the Victorian Government, through its Skilled and Business Migration Program, released the following statement pertaining to the current status of its visa nomination program: “The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs has provided a limited number of visa nomination places to the Victorian Government, up until the...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – South Australia’s General Skilled and Business Migration Program

Limited number of Interim Allocation Places made available In a statement recently released on its website, Immigration SA has provided the following advice: “Given the limited number of available nominations, South Australia’s program requirements and application processes for the General Skilled and Business programs are currently being finalised, with a...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – Ministers’ Press release

IMMIGRATION NEWS - Ministers’ Press release. Student Visa. Given the importance of international students to Australia and our economy, the Morrison government has issued a Media release making some changes to student visa arrangements. The Government will recommence granting student visas in all locations lodged outside Australia. This means when...

IMMIGRATION NEWS UPDATE

IMMIGRATION NEWS UPDATE States and Territories have stopped nominations for the the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) and Skilled Nominated (Permanent) (subclass 190) visas as well as Business Visas (subclasses 188 and 132) until they are advised by the Commonwealth government about their allocations for 2020-21. Therefore, visa aspirants...