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May 2010 News

13/05/2010 - 1:00am

The federal government has announced an additional 9150 places for the employer-sponsored migration program which will be balanced by a cut of 3600 general migration places.

The overall size of Australia's migration program will remain the same but there will be a greater focus on the nation's skills needs.

07/05/2010 - 1:00am

The Australian Government has decided to temporarily suspend the acceptance of certain General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa applications. This temporary measure will begin on 8 May 2010 and is expected to remain in effect until the end of 30 June 2010.

The temporary suspension applies only to primary (main) applicants for the following visa subclasses: Subclass 175, 176 and 475.