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Alan Collett posted a topic in Visa ChatCity's skills shortage pushing tradesmen's pay packets to six figures - Local News - News - General - The Canberra Times Expect to hear a lot more on this subject in the coming months and years if immigration policy settings remain unaltered. Inflation, higher interest rates, and further appreciation of the A$ will be the result, I feel sure. Onwards!
Guest posted a topic in Visa ChatShare with you all about what DIAC is busy with in such a hectic situation they dumped for themselves. The link can also be accessed at: http://www.immi.gov.au/gateways/agents/news/2010/gsm-changes.pdf DIAC Transformation and the General Skilled Migration Program 3 May 2010 The Department of Immigration and Citizenship is undergoing a wide-ranging transformation program to position itself as a high performing immigration and citizenship organisation, equipped to compete in global markets and attract the best migrants and key skills required for Australia. The transformation process will enable the department to globally deliver consistent services to our clients. The General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is an active participant in the transformation process and is currently implementing planned changes to enable a consistent management of both the Adelaide and Brisbane GSM sites. To align with other business areas, a restructure of the two GSM sites into a total case management model, is being implemented. This will provide improved client service delivery through the provision of a direct email channel between clients and their case officers. The effective date for the restructure in Adelaide is Monday 3 May 2010. Further information and correct contact channels will be provided shortly. The GSM program is now aligned to Mr Greg Kelly, Global Manager, Skilled and Family Visas. Both the Adelaide and Brisbane GSM sites are now managed by the Acting Director - Program Delivery, GSM, Ms Elizabeth Kerrish. Mr David Edwards has recently accepted the position of Territory Director, in the department's Darwin Office. Within the 2009–10 GSM program, the department continues to give priority processing to applicants who have an occupation on the Critical Skills List including those sponsored by state and territory governments. In line with these priority processing arrangements, the department is actively processing applications on hand and will provide information to applicants as their application progresses. The processing areas are focusing on the integrity of the GSM caseload as well as applications that may be more complex in nature. The focus on integrity is an important measure to ensure visa program outcomes are delivered as intended by the Migration Act 1958 and in accordance with government policy. Furthermore, the reallocation of resources to complex applications provides the department an opportunity to potentially reduce processing timeframes for affected applicants. This temporary shift in focus may reduce the number of applications finalised in the near future and may have an impact on current processing timeframes. You may notice less applications being finalised in the very quick processing timeframes you have become accustomed to seeing, in particular where decision ready checklists are utilised. The department remains committed to client service standards and the delivery of service excellence to our clients. i have several questions: 1. what is "applications that may be complex in nature"? what does it mean exactly? 2.why will "reallocation of resources to complex applications" NECESSARILY provide department an oppotunity to petentially reduce processing timeframes for affected applicants? Since it seems that almost all people in backlog affected have a straightaway application based on current point system and current SOL. We deserve the visa! why once we are affected and we become complex applications? i believe, complexicity of affected applications is not in nature but created or conspired by DIAC and its government for its politician good!!! 3. it, on the other hand, seems to me, when they put "integrity" "visa outcomes" and "complex applications" together. i guess, they are indicating stricted processing or sifting, cherry-pick is about to be applied to those applications they really concern about, namely onshore trade applications and floods of accounting international students. because i think they know that most of onshore trade students' skill assessments and one-year work experience are fake concoction. And this is also highlighted by Chris Evans in his famous "cook, hairdresser,accoutant and Phd theory" that they don't want aus permeated with green cook, hairdresser... 4. i really hope those words underlined above can be realized rather than just spinning around their mouth literally. Service excellence, i really doubt!!!:swoon: Above is just personal views, it is a pleasure to share more from you guys. hope what we share in this forum can make each scourging day of ours closer to what we are aspiring for.:wubclub:
As per the question really. I'm having real problems trying to upload documents that are less than 1000 kb. Have been using pdf, then scanning on the lowest setting,( 75) then croping the sizes, but the only things I've been able to upload so far are photos and my passport details. Thanks in advance