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Samoan PM Tuilaepa Sailele bans villages from NZ’s Pacific seasonal workers scheme

Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malalegoi has banned seven villages on the island nation from taking part in New Zealand’s seasonal workers scheme. (more…)

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SA Attorney General John Rau wants ban on Mongols bikie group from entering Australia

NIGEL HUNT
THE ADVERTISER
OCTOBER 09, 2013 11:33PM

THE State’s top-law officer wants all international members of the Mongols bikie gang banned from entering Australia. (more…)

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New WA Skilled Occupation List from 28 October 2013

Jodie Wallace, the Director of Skilled Migration, WA Department of Training and Workforce Development has advised the MIA that the 2013-14 Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) will be released on, and implemented from, Monday 28 October 2013.

The WA Government website advises that: (more…)

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New ACS Skills Assessment Criteria

The Australian Computer Society has just released the following information about changes to its Graduate Skills Assessment Application Process.

Graduate Skills Assessment Application Process Changes

The ACS is choosing to implement the changes effective from January 15, 2014, (instead of October 28, 2013) which will provide certainty to those studying courses that are scheduled for completion in the final months of 2013. (more…)

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Jail sentence and guilty plea for migration fraud

Tuesday, 08 October 2013

A warning has been issued today to people involved in migration and visa fraud, with two significant court outcomes, according to Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash.

An Albanian national was sentenced to 14 months’ jail in Melbourne while a former registered migration agent is facing up to 10 years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to multiple fraud offences in Sydney. (more…)

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False identities catch up with fraudster

Thursday, 10 October 2013

A former Ghanaian national could lose her Australian citizenship after she was sentenced to eight months’ jail for identity fraud, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash said today.

Senator Cash said Abena Saahene pleaded guilty to four identity fraud related offences at the Sydney Downing Centre Local Court earlier this week. (more…)

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DIBP research Project

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be conducting two research projects from October to December 2013.

The first project that will be conducted is the Client Segmentation research project. (more…)

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Christopher Pyne eyes jobs for overseas graduates

Education Minister Christopher Pyne: “We need new architecture in international education.” Picture: Ray Strange. Source: The Australian
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From: The Australian
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Christopher Pyne exaggerates Labor’s international student ‘failure’

The new federal Education Minister, Christopher Pyne, has accused Labor governments of shrinking the international student market.  In a with The Australian Financial Review, Mr Pyne said that since Labor started changing the rules for international students in 2008, “they’ve managed to shrink the industry by about a quarter, which is a pretty dramatic failure given that the economy’s been growing in that period”.

He said when Labor took office in December 2007, education was Australia’s second highest source of foreign income, or fourth highest if mining was broken down into iron ore, coal and gold. (more…)

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Cast Study – Niall and Amanda

Name: Niall and Amanda

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Visa Services: Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) Visa

Outcome: Approved

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