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17 Dec 07

More skilled immigration for Australia

Australia has increased the proportion of Australian visas granted to skilled migrants working in areas experiencing labour shortages, according to the annual report just released by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Overall Australia granted 148,200 Australian visas to migrants and 132,761 temporary Australian visas in 2006-07.
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14 Dec 07

Treasurer talks of addressing the skills shortage and Australian visas

The new Australian treasurer has highlighted the severity of the country's skills shortage in his first official speech. Wayne Swan spoke at an Australian Industry Group lunch in Sydney yesterday and reiterated the new Labor government's campaign promise to address the tight Australian job market.
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12 Dec 07

Jobs growth acceleration means opportunity for Australian immigration

November saw a further 20,000 jobs added to the Australian labour market, according to the latest figures released by the Bureau of Statistics. Demand for skilled labour across the country is soaring and employers are recruiting staff with Australian visas.
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11 Dec 07

Financial services drive for Australian immigration

A major financial institution in Australia is conducting an international recruitment drive to staff its new financial planning business, inviting people to take up Australian immigration and reflecting the severe shortage of qualified employees across the country.
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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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