Significant Investor Visa

The Australian Government has announced a new visa pathway for migrant investors coming to Australia. This visa is scheduled to commence on 24 November 2012 as a new stream within the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (Subclass 188) visa and the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) (Subclass 888) visa.

Post-Study Work Arrangements

New post-study work visa arrangements are proposed for introduction in early 2013. Under Australia’s legislative system, regulations must be approved by the Governor-General. The information provided below explains how the Department of Immigration and Citizenship intends the post-study work arrangements to operate. This should be read as a proposed set of arrangements for the Governor-General’s consideration in due course.
More detailed advice about eligibility requirements will be made available as legislation to support the visa is put in place.

First we off-shored work, now graduates

A new NSW-backed program to send Australian university graduates to India has drawn fire from outspoken members of the state’s technology sector.

IT professionals have long protested that the growing practice of off-shoring high-tech projects to developing countries harms local career chances. Now the NSW government has given its backing to a program to send young workers to the sub-continent to gain experience and improve their employability.