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Global job skills: the Top 10 Most Wanted

Added: April 19th, 2012

Hays Recruitment has identified the top 10 skills most in demand in the international job market

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Countdown to skilled migration overhaul

Added: January 24th, 2012

Skilled migrants to Australia are strongly advised to lodge visa applications ahead of immigration policy changes that take effect from 1 July

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Bowen to lift refugee numbers by 50%

Added: November 30th, 2011

The Gillard Government has announced that it intends to propose at the Labor Party’s national conference this weekend an increase of almost 50% in Australia’s intake of refugees, from 13,750 to 20,000. No timeline has been put on this initiative. Last month, Labor was forced by the Opposition to abandon its plans to allow offshore […]

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Skilled immigration visa fees to increase from 1 Jan 2012

Added: November 29th, 2011

The Gillard Government announced today that it will shortly implement a new visa fee system to ensure taxpayers are no longer subsidising visa applications. It says that currently, the application fees charged to people wanting to come to Australia do not cover the cost to the Commonwealth of processing the applications. The changes are projected […]

Latest Features

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The new SkillSelect migration programme: an overview

Added: February 1st, 2012

By Edwina Shanahan @ Visafirst.co.uk From 1 July a new two-stage process will select only the best applicants from the pack Some really big changes are to be introduced to the Australian Skilled Migration Programme on 1 July 2012. The Skilled Migrant Selection Register (SkillSelect) is a new Australian visa programme aimed to ensure that […]

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5 ways to celebrate Australia Day (outside Australia)

Added: January 26th, 2012

Five ways to celebrate Australia Day - right here, right now

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Should I include an objective statement in my Australian resume?

Added: November 26th, 2011

In Australia, there are two schools of thought about whether to include career objective statements in résumés. Some employers like to see objective statements. They feel that including objective statements demonstrates that you will fit in well with the employing organisation, and also indicates that you are serious about your career. Where there are many […]