Friday, 4th of March 2016


Issue #1 March



State Nomination for Australian PR


State nomination for Australian PR without IELTS


Australia and Hungary sign a new Work and Holiday visa arrangement


Australian Capital Territory's updated Occupation List for PR is out


Girl with Down syndrome receives temporary visa to live in Australia


Multiculturalism 'good for Australia' say 85% of Australians


Available Jobs in Australia


State nomination for Australian PR without IELTS

South Australia has announced exemptions from the English language and work experience requirements for a particular category of state nomination applicants.

Under the new scheme, high performing international graduates from public universities in South Australia, will be able to claim these exemptions, as well as a 'financial requirement waiver'.

Said applicants will also have access to a more extensive list of occupations on the State Occupation List or the Supplementary Skilled List.

However, applicants will still be required to meet the work experience and English language proficiency requirements from their particular skills assessment authority and will still have to meet Australian registration requirements specific to their occupation.

To apply as a high performing graduate, an applicant must currently reside in South Australia. In addition, applicants must have completed one of the following qualifications at a South Australian public university in the last two years with the required Grade Point Average.

  • Ph.D. or Masters by Research.
  • GPA of 6.0 or above in a Masters by Coursework degree (following completion of a Bachelor degree in South Australia).
  • First Class Honours in a dedicated Honours year (following completion of a Bachelor degree in South Australia).
  • GPA of 6.0 or above in a Bachelor degree.
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Australia and Hungary sign a new Work and Holiday visa arrangement

Australia and hungary signs working holiday visa

On 24 February 2016, Australia and Hungary signed a Work and Holiday Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a reciprocal Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangement between the two countries.

This arrangement will allow up to 200 young adults from Hungary and up to 200 young adults from Australia to enjoy a holiday in each other's country, during which they can undertake short term work and study.

When a commencement date has been announced, eligible young adults from Hungary and Australia will be able to apply for this visa.

In the coming months, Australia and Hungary will work closely together to implement the necessary legal and administrative processes to bring this visa into effect. The work and holiday arrangement will not commence until a start date has been agreed by both countries.


Australian Capital Territory's updated Occupation List for PR is out

ACT Occupation List February 2016

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has released its updated occupation list, and several occupations that were closed earlier, have now been opened for state nomination.

Canberra is opening up its doors to migrants.

Here's a short list of some included occupations:

  • Journalists and PR professionals
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • Psychologists & nurses
  • Café / restaurant managers and Chefs
  • Engineers

A comparison of occupations identified as ‘in demand’ in February 2016 compared to August 2015 is below:



Girl with Down syndrome receives temporary visa to live in Australia

girl with down syndrome gets australian temporary visa

A Sri Lankan girl who made headlines after being refused a temporary visa because she has Down syndrome will be allowed to live in Australia, after Immigration Minister Peter Dutton intervened in her case.

Eliza Fonseka, nine, also found an unexpected ally in former Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell, who advocated for her to be granted the visa.

"I'm very excited for Eliza, I'm very excited for the family," said Chappell, who was approached to help Eliza's family by her father, a cricket coach.

Eliza's parents want to work in a Christian crisis centre in remote Western Australia.

The Immigration Department last year issued them a temporary work visa but Eliza was not granted a visa because the Immigration Department said she was considered to be a "significant cost to the Australian community in the areas of health care".

That decision caused outrage in disability advocacy circles.

Eliza's father Angelo Fonseka said the Immigration Minister's decision comes after 11 months of fighting for his daughter.

She has been granted a Temporary Work visa, which is valid until December this year.

Down Syndrome Australia chairman Angus Graham said he was "thrilled" with the Minister's decision.

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Multiculturalism 'good for Australia' say 85% of Australians

Multiculturism in Australia

The Scanlon Foundation has been looking at these perceptions over the past decade, and most recent research shows 85 per cent of Australians agree that multiculturalism has been good for the country.

The Scanlon Foundation's Multiculturalism Discussion Paper has been tracking people's views across more than a decade of surveys.

Data shows Australians are generally very accepting of cultural diversity and immigration, but the level of support varies across generations, geographical locations and demographic groups.

Research Professor at Monash University Andrew Markus says this report looks in detail at research that's been going on over the past 30 years.

"There's very high levels of support. 85 per cent of people think that multiculturalism is good for this country and those sort of high figures, people have been obtaining for 20 or more years but what is particularly interesting in the findings that we're releasing now is that we look more closely at that proportion who say that it's been good for Australia - we disaggregate those figures - we try to make sense of those figures in more detail."

Professor Markus says the research shows current support for immigration is at relatively high levels, compared to 30 or 40 years ago.

"There does seem to be a pattern of greater support for immigration. When it comes to some other issues, such as different ethnic groups, at the level of the data that we have it's more length of time in Australia and people are more positive towards people who've been here for 20 or 30 years and similarly amongst the immigrants themselves, there's more differentiation among the recent arrivals in terms of the support that they're looking for from government."

Centres such as Sydney and Melbourne have the highest level of support for multiculturalism, with younger people also more inclined to be in favour.

But the research not only casts light on external perceptions, it also shows how recent migrants feel about settling in the country.


Available Jobs in Australia

Jobs in Australia

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Registered Pharmacist

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Sous Chef

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  • Must have previous experience
  • Worked in a high-pressure environment
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  • Attractive salary

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