Friday, 21 July 2017


Issue #2 July



State nomination in tasmania


New visa category for people looking for state nomination in Tasmania


Australia ranked among world's best countries to be an immigrant


Migration expert says 64,000 visa overstayers ‘frustrating’ given focus on asylum seekers


Australia to privatise visa system to save cost


Available Jobs in Australia


New visa category for people looking for state nomination in Tasmania

People looking to move to Tasmania, the island state off Australia’s south coast, can now access a new visa category giving permission to work for four years.

The new Skilled Regional (provisional) visa subclass 489 also offers a route to permanent residency in Australia, the Tasmanian Government has confirmed.

The visa is part of the state’s overseas nomination visa stream and a state nomination adds 10 points to a skilled visa applicant’s overall score required to qualify for a visa under the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's point test.

Under the new visa applicants who have lived in Tasmania for at least two years and worked full time (35 hours per week) for at least one year during their stay, will become eligible to apply for permanent residency.

The nomination process means picking an occupation from Tasmania's skilled occupation list and securing an offer of employment. There is a wide range of occupations in the list including farmers, nurses, architects, surveyors, engineers, vets, primary school teachers, dentists, physiotherapists, surgeons, paediatricians, midwives, IT professionals, mechanics, cooks, gardeners and hairdressers.

Other visa changes have also been announced, including changes to eligibility for Category 3 Family in Tasmania visa stream which means that applicants with eligible family members residing in Tasmania will only be eligible for Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) nomination.

From 2017 labour market testing will be introduced for Category 2 Job Offer 489 visa and for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) employers will need to provide evidence of genuine attempts to recruit workers from the domestic labour market.

Further changes will be introduced in October 2017, which means that onshore applicants with employment in Tasmania will only be eligible for nomination if they have been working in Tasmania for three months prior to lodging their application for state nomination.

And from January 2018 there will be a two-year study requirement for the 190 visa, an increase from the current one year. A one year study requirement remains in place for provisional 489 visa.

'These changes are designed to make sure that skilled migrants coming to Tasmania have a commitment to remain in the state, and that they are filling genuine skills shortages for industry,' said a spokesman for Tasmania’s Business and Skilled Migration Department of State Growth.

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Australia ranked among world's best countries to be an immigrant

Australai ranked one of the best countries to be an immigrant

Australia is ranked in the top four countries to be an immigrant, according to a new global study.

The nation polled highly in measures such as economic stability, income equality and job markets, which were used to create the list complied by ranking company US News and World Report.

Sweden, a strong social welfare state that has long been considered a haven for migrants, took the top spot, followed by Canada, Switzerland, then Australia.

Germany rounded out the top five.

The US fell in the rankings due to its perceived economic inequality, according to the data publisher.

More than 21,000 people worldwide participated in the Best Countries survey, in which they assessed how closely they associated 80 countries with specific characteristics.

Four of these – "economically stable," "good job market," "income equality" and "is a place I would live" – were included in the ranking.

Data on migrant populations from the World Bank and the United Nations was also used to determine the outcome of the rankings.

"While our methodology did not focus on refugees specifically, it did take into account immigration policies and integration measures per analysis from the United Nations," Deidre McPhillips, a data reporter who helped design the rankings, told the Washington Post.

"Our aim with this package was to focus on the economic aspects of immigration and the impacts this could have on a country's perceived standing in the world."

European and North American nations ranked highest, however Serbia came in far lower at 68, while the Czech Republic ranked 50.

Kenya ranked lowest, closely preceded by Guatemala and Tunisia.

Australia ranked eighth overall in the US News Best Countries poll, which also considers quality of life, entrepreneurship, cultural influence and adventure.



Migration expert says 64,000 visa overstayers ‘frustrating’ given focus on asylum seekers

Number of visa overstayers in Australia

Latest figures from the Immigration department show Malaysians lead in overstaying visas, though the overall number has been static for years.

Australia's population of 64,600 lapsed visa holders is more than triple the size of last year's refugee intake, newly released Immigration data has revealed.

Malaysian visa overstayers were the most highly represented, with around 9,440 living in the country in June 30 last year.

By comparison, the 2015-16 refugee intake was 17,555, including the extra places for 12,000 Syrians and Iraqis.

The data shows the vast majority of visa overstayers were on tourist visas - an estimated 47,000 - followed by student visas at around 10,000.


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Australia to privatise visa system to save cost

Australai to privatise visa system

The government could let private companies perform visa-related works, including fraud detection, administering tests and recommending decisions on visa applications.

Large parts of Australia’s visa processing systems could soon be privatised under the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to keep the cost of operations within the budget in view of the ever-increasing visitors.

The government is preparing to introduce changes to the immigration system to let private companies administer tests, detect fraud and recommend visa outcomes. The department is in touch with companies overseas and has invited them to design a new visa system involving artificial intelligence and robotics, Fairfax Media has reported.

"The visa system is under growing pressure in managing increasing volumes of visa applications and travellers," the DIBP said in an industry consultation paper.

"It is envisaged that leveraging market capability, technology and services will improve the client experience and streamline processes for those seeking to visit or migrate to Australia."

In his speech before a Senate Estimates Hearing, Michael Pezzullo, Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection stressed on the need for expanding the use of technology and modernisation in view of funding cuts.

The DIBP is slashing 570 jobs and its budget allocation has decreased by $165 million this financial year. Over the next four years, the department is expected to face a cut of $1 billion whereas the number of travellers and the volume of inbound goods are on the rise.



Available Jobs in Australia

Jobs in Australia

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Office Manager

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