Migration – is Tony Abbot right to say numbers need to be slashed?

Migration – is Tony Abbot right to say numbers need to be slashed?

The former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has laid down his views on migration claiming in an article in ‘The Australian’ that high migration levels had led to this country experiencing stagnant wages, unaffordable housing and a clogged infrastructure, leading to increased living costs.

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Leaks show Government won’t tolerate companies employing 20% of workers from overseas

Leaks show Government won’t tolerate companies employing 20% of workers from overseas

Dan Engles, the Director of Visa Solutions Australia claims that leaks whch have emerged ahead of next month’s major migration shake-up, indicate the Government will adopt a zero-tolerance approach to companies which don’t offer jobs to local people. The new Temporary Skills Shortage Visa scheme will replace the 457.

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National roadshows will outline new TSS visas to the migration industry

National roadshows will outline new TSS visas to the migration industry

The team at Visa Solutions will be closer to understanding the finer points of the new skilled visa program later this month. A series of information sessions are planned at major cities throughout the country by officials from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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“Our permanent residency came through the day my wife died”

“Our permanent residency came through the day my wife died”

Visa Solutions Australia recently managed to obtain a permanent visa for a female client who was dying from cancer. Asha Joseph lodged her application years ago before her diagnosis, but it had effectively got ‘stuck’ in the system. It was a complex and demanding case.

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All you need to know about student visas

All you need to know about student visas

A record number of international students choose Australia. The latest government figures show that the majority of these overseas students make their home in New South Wales, followed by Victoria and Queensland with Western Australia coming fourth.

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Australian marriage equality means more partner visa options

Australian marriage equality means more partner visa options

2018 will see the first same-sex marriages take place in Australia, which will also mark the start of same-sex spousal applications to be lodged to the Immigration Department for Australian residency. Under the changes, married same-sex couples will be eligible for spousal visas. Previously they’d had to claim de-facto partnership status and had to prove they were in long-term relationships.

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