any ideas on when the new SOL might be out?
Well it's due at the end of this month... but the the DIAC put it back as it was supposed to be out at the end of last month.
Keep an eye on the DIAC's website
DIAC say that the new SOL will be published "during May 2010." Evidently they meant to say that it would not be published until the second half of May 2010 at the earliest.
Whether they will keep their promise to publish the thing in May 2010 at all remains to be seen at the moment. The Minister for Immi broke his own promise to publish it by no later than 30th April 2010. When the Minister shows no scruples and no conscience about breaking his own promises, he is hardly in a position to complain if his Department copy him by making and then breaking promises of their own.
This is an interesting blog to read even though it has been around for a couple of months.
Ravi Lochan Singh has made some very interesting remarks and observations regarding the new SOL list.
Some provided info is old news but it's still worth reading.
AUSTRALIA loses its USP with changes to SOL/PR RULES & threaten downsizing of the Education Export Business
I especially noted the bit where Singh makes a reference (and points out similarities) to the current NZ SOL/CSL/MODL and how it apparently does not work very well in NZ.
I am not familiar with NZ immigration rules for PR etc., so cannot comment much on this topic but I'm sure someone else hopefully will.
What on God's earth makes them think that an employer would hire a student, go through all the hassle of employer sponsorship and train him when he/she can simply spare all that effort and simply hire a local worker?
If they dont want to give students PR then dont! No point these ridiculous rules and send them on wild goose chase!
My heart goes out to all genuine students who want to stay in their field whose future plans are ruined by a bunch of opportunist students who take the easy and dodgy way to suit their needs.
Last edited by User Name; 15-05-2010 at 02:32 PM.
I'd like to say the immi minister himself does not know, either
Coming out today:
Skilled visa crackdown | The Daily Telegraph
In:doctors, nurses, engineers, scientists, teachers, vets, locksmiths, dentists, midwives, mechanics, bricklayers, carpenters, tilers, electricians and plumbers
Out: mathematicians, counsellors, historians, fashion designers, translators, park rangers, hotel managers, parole officers, interior decorators, piano tuners, buttermakers, massage therapists, tree surgeons and glass blowers
Occupations axed from the skilled migration scheme to be demand-driven | Herald Sun
In: plumber, electrician, bricklayer, locksmith, welder, motor mechanic, teacher, doctor, nurse, dentist, chemist, mining engineer, vet, architect and childcare manager.
Out: Cook, hairdresser, park ranger, butter maker, signwriter, piano tuner, interior decorator, greenkeeper, gunsmith, parole officer, real estate agent, fashion designer, hotel/motel manager, librarian, mathematician and massage therapist.
Hairdressers out as migrant skills list gets a trim | The Australian
Out: Butter makers, journalists, script editors, fashion designers, intelligence officers, cooks and hairdressers, pharmacists
George Lombard LLB(Hons) AFMIA MARN 9601056
wow you really have the scoop :)
are clinical psychologists in?
This looks like a promising start to me, lets see how it shapes up, good luck to every one
Agent Aug 08, Paper based pased Feb 09 Vetassess passed ( Carpenter) 27/4/09, applied SS Q/Land 5/5/09, ...SS application acknowledged by Qsld 15/5/09, State sponsor Q/L secured 02/12/09 . 176 lodged 10/12/09. On the Q/L SOL, CO 7-4-2011 VISA GRANT 10 May 2011
ooooh how exciting as electricians are on the list! what does that mean if you already have a 176 application in?
SS Vic recieved after appeal 8/10/2009, 176 Visa application 9/10/09, OH Electrician, Nov 2010 moved to Cat 2, 9th Nov Case Officer, extra information requested, medicals 18th Jan, medicals finalised now just the police checks!!! We got our visa !!! Yey soooo happy