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Training Benchmark – B Requirements Clarified

Recent 457 reforms have led to increasing uncertainty and confusion among migration agents and businesses, specially with respect to Training Benchmark - B. One of the recent legislative instruments though was intended to make policy settings clear, added to the confusion as the PAM: Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) - sponsorships had a few…
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ME Alliance’s Latest Magazine Released – Edition 8

Here, we bring you the best news and the industry insights from ME Alliance, an alliance of the members of the migration and education industries. A lot has happened over these months and we are ready with the snapshot of the events. We release to you the July 2017 edition which has brought together information…
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Good news coming from DIBP

A couple of weeks ago in this space I had talked about how securing a partner visa in Australia was becoming an uphill task—with waiting time upwards of 16 months on an average—and the having one of the highest fees in all OCED countries. Our cover story in ME magazine, too, is on the same…
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Us, the Australians

After a gap of 6 years the Australian government has released a new statement, describing what it means to be part of “multicultural Australia”. It was heartening to see Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull term Australia as an “immigrant nation” and acknowledge the fact that “Australians look like every face, every race, every background because we…
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Playing spoilsport

The partner visa debate gets heated up every now and then. And not without a reason considering partner visa costs in Australia are now the highest in the world, including all first world countries. Now there is no denying the fact that government should be wary of who comes into the country and under what…
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PG Connects – Australia ahoy!

That Australia is a great centre for higher education has been long known to most of us living here; seeing as we do a huge influx of international students coming in each year. So it was nice to seeAustralian National University (ANU) take the 7th spot in the top 25 places in the Times Higher Education’s…
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