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How to convince government department to do Employer Sponsored?

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Guest threlfa7



I wonder if anyone can help?


I work for the Bureau of Meteorology (Government Department) and have been for a year and a half on a year by year contract. I'm from the UK originally.


We are trying to get Employer Sponsored permanent migration but they say they cannot do this because they can't offer us a permanent ongoing job because we are not Australian Citizens. They are however happy to keep us on contract year by year as they are very short of staff.


Can this be right? Is this standard in government departments? How can we convince them to do Employer Sponsored PR?


Many thanks for any advice - the 176 visa option was shut in our faces literally the day we got our Skills Assessment back from VETASSESS! Grrrrrrrrrrrr

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Guest pippa1



i am in exactly the same position as you, its sooo frustrating. They wouldn't even write a letter for state sponsorship to say I went through the interview panel and got the job based on my skills and qualifications.


I also got turned down for offlist state sponsorship... I am now resigned to the fact that no one can help:no:


Let me know how you get on

Good luck x

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Unfortunately, I think it highly unlikely because of the need for APS personnel to be citizens. Increasingly the Federal government is using short term contracts because of the capacity to get rid of them at short notice. I am beginning to thing that permanency is going to be a thing of the past before too much longer.

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