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11 Dec 07

No immediate change from new Australian immigration minister

The incoming Australian immigration minister has confirmed he will not make any immediate changes to Australia's immigration rules. In particular, he will not change the new 457 temporary Australian visa rules introduced in the final days of the previous government.
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10 Dec 07

Latest employment index highlights need for Australian immigration

Despite the recent Australian general election and the run up to Christmas, the labour market in Australia continues to be extremely tight, according to the latest employment Index. Britons applying for an Australian visa should find job opportunities continuing into the new year.
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06 Dec 07

British students taking up Australian working holiday visas despite uni costs

Despite the rising costs of university education more UK students than ever are taking gap years abroad, with an Australian working holiday visa a popular option. Young people are not deterred by high university fees but increasingly choose to work abroad during their gap year, according to Gapyear.com.
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05 Dec 07

Australian immigration to Western Australia not enough to meet demand

Western Australia has enjoyed the highest population growth of any state or territory of Australia this year but businesses are still calling for more skilled workers with Australian visas.
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05 Dec 07

Australian immigration boom bigger than ever

An unprecedented Australian immigration boom, along with increasing fertility rates, has pushed the country's population over the 21 million mark and the population growth is above the world average.
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03 Dec 07

Chief information officers need skilled and talented people with Australian visas

Australian businesses are crying out for skilled and experienced IT people to come to the country through Australian immigration, according to a forum of top chief information officers (CIOs).
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03 Dec 07

Growth in manufacturing fuels demand for Australian immigration

Australian manufacturing is experiencing healthy growth but skill shortages requiring Australian immigration are seen as a significant factor affecting business, according to the latest research.
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30 Nov 07

New Australian government prioritises immigration

Australia has a new government and a new "super ministry" for education, employment and workplace relations, which is being promoted as a solution to the country's skills shortage. Industry leaders have supported the move, hoping the new ministry and strategy will assist their search for skilled employees, including a focus on Australian immigration.
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26 Nov 07

Australian working holiday visa needs to be extended to two years

There are calls to extend the Australian working holiday visa programme to meet skill shortages in sectors such as information communication and technology, reports CIO business technology leadership magazine.
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22 Nov 07

Leading economist: Australia needs skilled immigration

Respected American economist Richard Florida has said that Australia should look to creative industries in order to become a regional economic powerhouse and will need to increase the number Australian skilled immigration visas in order to do this
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21 Nov 07

Australian games industry faces skills shortage

Like many other high-skilled industries, the games industry in Australia is currently facing a skills shortage, it has been claimed, which could lead to an increased demand for skilled immigrants.
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