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  1. I am looking to migrate to Australia , what are the requirements for this process ?
  2. Australia is a land of sunshine, blue skies, sandy beaches and seemingly endless economic growth. No wonder so many people want to move there. With more than 28% of its population having been born overseas, Australia is the clear immigration leader among major developed countries. Only tiny Luxembourg and Switzerland score higher. Data: OECD. *Information from 2013. But a new survey released this week reports that more than half of all Australians want lower levels of migration, with nearly three-quarters agreeing that the country is "already full." The survey, conducted by the independent Australian Population Research Institute think tank, suggests that many Australians are concerned about the pressures immigration places on housing, hospitals and transportation infrastructure. According to the survey, nearly two-thirds of Australians also believe that immigration puts "a lot" of pressure on jobs. But the Australian economy has famously gone more than a quarter century without a recession -- a modern record. So why should people be concerned that immigrants are stealing jobs in Australia of all places? Perhaps the Australian economic miracle isn't all it's cracked up to be. In fact, the secret ingredient in Australia's growth strategy isn't good economic management, the overhyped commodity super-cycle or even the rise of China. It is immigration. For the last several decades, rampant immigration has driven such rapid growth in Australia's population that annual population growth has completely overwhelmed the ordinary business cycle. Define a recession as two consecutive quarters of negative growth in real GDP (adjusted for inflation), and Australia's last one was in the first two quarters of 1991. Define a recession as two consecutive quarters of negative growth per capita, and Australia had two more recessions: in the second half of 2000 and in the first half of 2006. And though Australia technically missed a recession during the Global Financial Crisis, it recorded alternating quarters of per capita growth and decline from late 2008 through early 2010. Data: Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Note the per capita recessions in 1990, 2001 and 2006. Since 1990 Australia's economy has powered ahead with a 3.0% rate of compound annual growth. Take out population growth of 1.4% per year, and the economy has only grown around 1.6% per year in per capita terms. Australia isn't an economic miracle. It's a demographic miracle. Population growth Since 1990 Australia's population has grown from 17 million to nearly 25 million, an increase of nearly 50%. Most of that growth has come from immigration. A child is born in Australia every 1 minute and 44 seconds. Someone moves to Australia every 53 seconds. The main sources of long-term immigration to Australia are permanent migrants, refugees and people on business long stay ("subclass 457") visas. Permanent migrants are allotted 190,000 places a year, of whom about two-thirds are admitted on the basis of skills and another one-third for family reunion. Refugee flows come to a little less than 20,000 a year. And until recently, 457 business visas were granted at a rate of around 100,000 a year. Read more on Forbes: Is Australia The Land Of Opportunity For Migrants? Until recently, because the 457 visa program will be abolished in 2018. The program, originally established in 1996 to meet targeted skills shortages, expanded dramatically in the mid-2000s. Allegations of abuse led to a crackdown in 2013. Now the category will be eliminated entirely, to be replaced by a new, more restrictive Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa program in March 2018. The 457 visa program was designed to help business fill critical positions when people with appropriate skills couldn't be found in Australia's limited labor pool. In more recent years, the number one 457 visa occupation has been "cook." That's not even "chef" or "restaurant manager," which are both further down in the top 20. It means a cook, usually at a small family restaurant or cafe. A cook prepares a cabbage dish in the kitchen at Aubergine restaurant in Canberra, Australia in August 2015. (Photographer: Mark Graham/Bloomberg) Addressing abuses in the 457 program, which was widely considered a backdoor to permanent residence and ultimate citizenship, the new TSS program is designed to make it much harder for people to stay in Australia. The government has also attempted to tighten up English language requirements for existing permanent residents who want to become citizens. Though it has faced major opposition in the Australian Senate, the Turnbull government plans to push forward with a watered down version of its proposals to limit immigration. (Full disclosure: I am myself a permanent migrant to Australia who initially arrived on a 457 visa as a university lecturer, though I have no plans to apply for Australian citizenship.) Always room for more? Luxembourg and Switzerland may have more immigrants than Australia, but most of their immigrants come from neighboring European countries like Germany and France. Their immigrants share a culture and usually a language with the host population. As recently as 2010, the same was true for Australia, where the United Kingdom was the leading source of immigrants. But in recent years the picture has changed dramatically. Since 2011, first China and then India became the leading sources of permanent migration into Australia. Data: Australian Bureau of Statistics. Note: New Zealand immigrants are not included. This shift has coincided with a huge run-up in home prices in Australia's state capitals, with Sydney and Melbourne in the lead. Over the last six years the median home price in Sydney has nearly doubled to breach the psychologically-important mark of $1 million Australian dollars (about $770,000 USD). Rapidly rising prices have inevitably led to concerns about existing residents being priced out of the market. Data: Australian Bureau of Statistics. Skyrocketing home prices can combine with visible, culturally distinct immigrant populations to produce a recipe for conflict. Anti-immigrant sentiment in Australia is nowhere near the levels seen in Europe, but anti-immigration rhetoric is rising. Hate crimes against immigrants are rare in Australia, which is a country where most people bend over backwards to make immigrants feel welcome. But even Australia's famously cheerful welcome may be about to come to an end. With more than 118,000 permanent residents already in line for Australian citizenship, it's not clear how many more Australia wants. Opposition to immigration has become a kind of political taboo in some quarters, but Australia could cut immigration by half and still be one of the world's leading immigrant countries. Lower immigration would certainly hit economic growth in Australia, but that seems to be a risk most people are willing to take. The Australian growth miracle may end not in a burst bubble of capital rushing to get out but in a long line of people waiting to get in. Salvatore Babones is the author of American Tianxia: Chinese Money, American Power, and the End of History. Follow him on Twitter @sbabones.
  3. charulatha

    australia immigration

    HI, IPA-- categoty please help for the IPA category. we have not met IPA category since FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING Course not suitable for qualification assessment. but we have done the financial accounting and reporting in B.COM and MBA . and morever i have done 3 months course in financial accounting and reporting with CA AUDITOR. kindly advise whether it is okay to proceed for reassessment. VETASSESSMENT -- category. we have sent the financial investment advisor and finance broker experience that i have worked in the my current compamy is it okay for proceed? what are the difficulties if we have do the financial investment advisor and finance broker category. kindly check and advise.
  4. Gullu

    189 Visa Lodged December 2014

    I could not find a thread for December 2014 so created a new one. I lodged my application today. Now I am preparing documents related to employment evidence. Does anyone know that what kind of documents are enough for job verification?
  5. Hi ppl, I want to immigrate to Australia. I have completed b.com from year 2008 to 2011 and on 2012 I went to London to do Masters in HR. I have been working as HR Consultant during these 5 years but post my Masters degree of HR, I dont ve any work experience as my degree just camd 3 months ago in Sep, 2014. Before getting assessed by VETASSESS, I wanted to know if I qualify or not???? ANYONE WHO CAN HELP PLZ??????
  6. I had done Bacholers in Electrical Engg. Then I came to Australia, and now just completing my 1st one year M.Engg (Electrical Engg.) degree from University of Western Sydney (Australia). Now according to immigration rules, I have to do one more 1 year degree to complete 92 weeks of study, to be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency in future. Now I am confused, that Can I do MBA as my 2nd degree to complete 92 weeks of study? Or should I have to complete 2nd degree relating to my 1st M.Engg degree? As I am confirmed that I can apply for Engineering Management degree or any other Masters in Engineering degree which will lead me further for PR, but the fee of these degrees are too high. So i want to apply for any degree with normal fee, like MBA. But not confirmed that in which course should I apply further. Please help me. And I someone gone from same situation, please let me know. Thank You.
  7. koyo

    Advice Needed on Assessment

    Good day, I want to apply for the assessment for 261111 - ICT Business Analysts for the purpose of Independent Subclass 189. I have 7.5 years of work experience and 16 years of qualification as: - Bachelors of Arts 2 years completed in 2007 - MBA 2 years completed in 2012 Moreover, I am a PMP certified Project Manager by PMI, USA. My degrees don't have ICT units and I started my professional career in 2007. There is a confusion in ACS Skill Level Requirements. 1- In the Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants document (on page 5) it states experience prior to the degree and experiences right after the degree is not countable/ eligible for migration points test. 2- But in ACS Summary of Criteria Requirements for a Suitable ICT Skills Assessment Result document it states if you have a bachelors degree or higher with Minor ICT content & not closely related to the nominated occupation, candidate should have 6 years relevant work experience completed anytime in past work history. Please guide me as a major part of my experience is in between by BA (2007) and MBA (2012). Do I qualify to apply for assessment according to second point or not according to 1st point. Thank you very much!
  8. Hi symen this side, i am just planning to immigrate in australia and really worried about my immigration documentation. I have lots of questions in my mind, can anyone suggest me for my best.
  9. Dear Friends, I am seeking your valuable advice for submitting EOI for Australia Immigration. On the Education tab I found the followings- * Honours in Science, Business or Technology * Bachelor in Science, Business or Technology Basically, my education in title is Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics and it was 4 years long full-time study in Bangladesh. I would like to know which option I should select? Is there any major difference? Thanks in advance!
  10. psmelb

    student visa after TR visa ?

    hi, i am living in Melbourne on tr visa which is expiring in 2 months. I'm unable to apply PR. I need visa to live here. so I want to get student visa again. is it possible to get student visa after TR ? or there is any other option like work permit/visa ? plz help me if anybody have info. thanks

    Employment reference letter

    I am software Engineer and preparing to submit Skill Assessment Application to ASC. I got sample for an employment reference including the responsibilities of software engineer and it mentioned responsibilities as follows: - researching, consulting, analysing and evaluating system program needs - identifying technology limitations and deficiencies in existing systems and associated processes, procedures and methods - testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification - writing and maintaining program code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards - writing, updating and maintaining technical program, end user documentation and operational procedures Could anyone help me to provide information for following Questions: 1. Should I include all this responsibilities or i should i add responsibilities like as follows: - Involved in Java, J2EE coding and development - Involved in Unit testing - Involved in documentation - Involved in Analysis and Design - Involved in bug fixing, etc. Please provide your valuable suggestions...
  12. I got my PCC from malaysia embassy. In the letter it stated ''based on the statutory declaration by xnamex on xdatex with passport number xxx, the malaysian government finds him a person of good conduct'' .. stamped and sealed. is this acceptable by DIAC ??
  13. Hello, I have applied for NSW state sponsorship and awaiting their result. However I wanted some information about the PCC requirement in order to complete the visa application process for visa subclass 190. As per this link http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/character-requirements/character-penal.pdf anyone who has stayed for more than 1 year in any country in the last 10 years needs to get PCC done from that country. So I had spent 13 months in Netherlands and returned back to India only in Sep 2003, so I guess I will need to get the PCC done from India which is the country from where I come from and also from The Netherlands since I had spent more than 1 year there in the last 10 years. Can anyone provide me with information on how to get the Netherlands PCC done from India? Thanks in advance. JB