Thinking of moving to Aus with my family, my current position at home is Gas Operations Manager, running large contracts within the domestic gas industry. Could anyone advise how I would go about finding the same or similar lines of work in Aus?
Thank you in advance.
By Guest GollywobblerHi all
I've just lifted the following extract out of the DIAC annual report for 2006/7. Unfortunately, all that it does is to confirm the advice which Alan Collett and other Agents started to give about 7 or 8 months ago.
Here are the Official Words, though, anyway:
All 1000 places available in the non-contributory parent category were filled in 2006-07. The contributory parent migration category came into effect on 27 June 2003 and there were 3500 visas granted in this category in 2006-07.
The category was capped for the first time in June 2006. In 2007-08 there will again be 4500 visa places available – 1000 in the parent category and 3500 in the contributory parent category.
Processing times for the offshore contributory parent category visas did not meet published performance standards through 2006-07. The number of applications received by the Perth Offshore Parents Centre (POPC) have more than doubled in three years (from about 3000 cases in 2005 to more than 7000 cases at June 2007) and the average application rate is 325 cases (525 people) per month. With only 3500 visa places available under the programme, POPC faced a rapidly increasing workload and consequent backlog.
The department responded to this situation by putting in place a number of revised management practices to ensure smarter processing, including restructuring POPC and introducing streamlined processing methods to improve productivity and efficiency.
The expected gains did not show immediately and it will take some time for these measures to take effect and catch up with on-hand applications.
I presume that bundling Parent and CPV applicants into the backlog at the LCU is part of the new "streamlined processing methods". :no:
By Alan CollettMusing on why the Australian Government now appears to preference general skilled visas (subclasses 189, 190, 489) over the permanent employer sponsored visas (subclasses 186 and 187).
The former do not have a guarantee of employment in Australia, and often have difficulty securing a position in their skilled occupation.
The latter are already working in Australia, and are paying income tax.
Surely the better outcome for Australia is a skilled migrant who is employed and is paying tax?
Is it simply that Government can't prosecute the case adequately with the Australian people?
Or are we going to see a scaling back in the general skilled visa program in the next few weeks (eg a raised points threshold)?
We live in relatively uncertain times.