News

15 Jan 08

Funding for tourism jobs and Australian working holiday visa holders

The state government of Western Australia has announced new funding to attract skilled workers for the tourism industry and Britons with Australian working holiday visas will be welcome. Tourism minister Sheila McHale said the A$590,000 funding is important to meet the skills shortages being experienced by the A$5 billion tourism industry.
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14 Jan 08

Labour market positive for Australian immigration

Australia's labour market continues to be tight, creating opportunities for people interested in Australian immigration, according to the latest SEEK Employment Index. Despite a slowing of activity just before Christmas, the last six months of 2007 saw the index rise by 7.7 per cent.
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11 Jan 08

Western Australia wants an Australian immigration boost

The state of Western Australia enjoyed 12 per cent economic growth in 2007 but future growth is threatened by labour shortages, according to economists. The state Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) is highlighting the need for more skilled workers through Australian immigration.
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11 Jan 08

Middle England is moving to Australian immigration

The borough of Sefton in the north-west of England is now the sixth largest in terms of people emigrating, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The ONS found that approximately 3,500 people left to find a new life overseas in the five years from 2001 to 2006.
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08 Jan 08

Australian immigration for booming house building sector

House-building approvals in Australia were up nearly nine per cent in November and higher employment, wages, Australian immigration and increased apartment building were to blame. The growth went against the predictions of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News and followed a 3.6 per cent decrease in October.
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07 Jan 08

Australian immigration for SME staffing

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Australia are expecting the skills shortage to continue to be a serious concern in 2008, creating opportunities for Australian immigration. In fact over 50 per cent of senior managers rate the skilled labour shortage as the biggest risk for their business, according to the latest survey.
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04 Jan 08

'Feeding frenzy' for Australian resources means soaring demand for Australian immigration

Asia's demand for Australia's natural resources is creating a shortage of skilled workers in the mining industry that is creating huge opportunities for people with Australian visas. The director of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy in Western Australia, David Parker, has said "there's a feeding frenzy going on over Australian resources".
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03 Jan 08

Opportunities for immigration in Australia's high flying manufacturing sector

High domestic demand drove Australia's manufacturing industry to its best results in four years, a December survey reveals. Skills shortages and the rising cost of raw materials are challenges to raising productivity but the report indicates that opportunities for workers with Australian visas are bright.
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03 Jan 08

'Wanted Down Under' returns to put Australian immigration in the spotlight

As the second series of 'Wanted Down Under' returns to the BBC, a new wave of families are shown sampling life in Australia with an eye to emigrating permanently. With the series documenting life on the Australian immigration fast track, the Australian Visa Bureau looks at the lessons other British migration hopefuls can take from the programme.
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02 Jan 08

South Australia needs qualified chefs with Australian visas

A severe shortage of experienced chefs in Australia is leading to competitive offers from employers. With up to 3,000 jobs unfilled, British chefs with Australian visas can look forward to enticing incentives to working and living in Australia.
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02 Jan 08

Australian immigration to review citizenship test

The recently introduced Australian citizenship test is to undergo a review, the new Australian immigration minister has confirmed. The latest figures show that over one fifth of the 10,636 people who have sat the test so far failed to achieve the 60 per cent pass mark.

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