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  • General Skilled Migration Changes - 1 July 2017

    Wednesday, 24 May 2017 – 1 July will see a number of changes to the General Skilled Migration program - for instance: -The maximum age for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa will be reduced from 49 to 44 - A new permanent residence pathway for NZ citizens will be introduced - The skilled occupations lists are likely to be reviewed - Occupational ceilings will be released - State Migration Plans will reopen This article goes through each of these changes and explains the likely consequences for applicants.... read more
  • New Permanent Residence Pathway for New Zealand Citizens from 1 July 2017

    Tuesday, 23 May 2017 – New Zealand citizens who have lived and worked in Australia for at least 5 years will be eligible for permanent residence from 1 July 2017. The new pathway will be part of the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa. This article explains the visa requirements for the new pathway.... read more
  • SkillSelect Update - April 2017

    Monday, 15 May 2017 – The pro rata occupations are now filled for the 2016-17 program year. This article examines the trends for the year, and also looks at the likely prognosis for these occupations for the 2017-18 program year.... read more