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Good Time for Australian Immigration As It is Growing Tremendously

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Good Time for Australian Immigration As It is Growing TremendouslyLast year, immigration to Australia for skilled workers experienced a slowdown. The score required for obtaining an invitation to apply for the skilled visa moved up to 70 and above as a result of the reduction in the number of invitations made available. People got ITA (invitation to apply) for as low as 60 points before this time while during this time, people could lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) when they acquired 60 points but were very unlikely to receive ITA. Hence this resulted in longer waits and inevitably pursuance of other options. Giving room for the imminent inflow of New Zealand citizens was the reason ascribed to the reduction in ITA. Experts also cited some economic issues as other compelling reasons. Recently things have changed as increased migration has been observed.

What observed an increase in migration for Australia’s immigration?

Against the backdrop explained above, Australia’s immigration very much looks like it’s on the rise again. In fact, the figures observed are similar to the levels that were experienced during the latter end of the second mining boom of Australia earlier this decade. Three month annualized terms revealed a recent sharp rise in the rate of annual net overseas migration according to Macquarie Bank and ABS. ABS’s data has proven to be a leading indicator of less-timely statistics on migration even though permanent and long-term movements are not the best for statistics pertaining to migration. Demographic statistics for the second quarter of the year won’t be out until late December, but the figures and data by ABS and Macquarie Banks suffice as sufficient evidence to show that migrate to Australia is accelerating. Some experts attributed this rise in immigration to the improvement seeing in the Australian economy in the last ten to twelve months.

For everyone that waited for so long without getting ITA and was not able to pursue or get other alternatives, this might just be your time. Immigration to Australia is on the increase, now may the best time to move.

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Australia Letting In More Immigrants Than Any Other Western Country

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Australia, the land of the kangaroos, has been the most receptive to immigrants over the last decade. It was, and perhaps still is, considered as one of the topmost preferred destinations by immigrants. Perhaps it is because of its charm. Or perhaps because it is a developed country which offers a better quality of life. Compounded by its relaxed PR immigration policies, it has seen a boom in the migrant numbers until recently.

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Population control worked well for the Australian population in the 1970s when couples stopped at two children. The thing is, it has remained that way for most of the years. Still, the net population continues to grow, almost exponentially. This is due to the fact that more immigrants were pouring in from all over the world and adding to the existing population. And this wasn’t just economic migrants, but refugees and asylum seekers as well. The number stands at a staggering 70%. Compared to the UK, US, Canada and New Zealand, or the countries with ‘Western’ culture, the number of residents who were born offshore is a whopping 28%.

Many influential politicians leaning to the far right have complained about the local unemployment and degradation of the quality of life as a direct result. Additionally, the infrastructure and housing are failing to keep pace according to them. On the other hand, the ones in support of immigration credit the growth of Australian economy to the influx. Right from the mining workers to the students who flock to Australian universities, pay huge tuition fees, graduate, take up jobs and pay taxes.

But most of this ire seems to stem from the unskilled migrants or refugees. Fortunately, Australia still welcomes skilled immigrants and investors. And that means there is nothing to worry about as far as learning or working in Australia is concerned. Besides, Australia is not the only developed country to be in. There’s Canada too, which is actually welcoming immigrants to live and prosper.

Australia acting fast on immigration reforms – bars entry to ‘threats’

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Australia is on a war-footing against immigration of ‘undesirables’. Officials barring entry of suspicious individuals at major transit airports.

In its crusade against unwanted immigration, Australia has now adopted a new policy. The Australian Border Force Airline Liaison Officers have been posted at various entry points in selected transit airports. According to the Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, these chaps are hard at work in shoving off undesirable elements ‘beyond Australia’s borders’.

Criminals, terrorists, drug smugglers, and pedophiles are being ‘stopped’ at these entry points and prevented from boarding flights to Australia. Calling this policy an ‘Australian model’, Dutton said that it is an efficient way of weeding out the troublemakers from legitimate travelers. It is quite different from the bureaucratic procedure adopted by other countries, which allow these people to land and then assess the individuals.

The officers, according to Dutton try their best to identify the threats and stop them from getting on planes because they have foreign fighters arriving from Southeast Asia. A similar approach has been undertaken by the officials at ports. The unauthorized naval vessels are being sent back to their ports of origin. The vessels which can not return are being redirected to camps in the South Pacific for prolonged detention.

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These actions should by no means come as a surprise though. The Australian government has already declared its stance on a complete overhaul of the immigration policy. In addition to stringent scrutiny of legitimate arrivals, it has clamped down hard on citizenship grants by considering a probationary period.

Conservatives may be having a field day over liberals as parties like One Nation gather more public support than the ruling party. Not just in Australia, but incidents and policy changes like these are being resonated across the US, UK and even some European countries. Should this continue, the coming years are going to be very hard on anyone wishing for a better life in a developed country.

Australian Immigration Department Planning To Control Permanent Residency

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The Immigration Department of Australia is pondering over the option of introducing a provisional visa in their policy. Now immigrants may have to spend time in a probationary period before they can apply for a permanent residency.

The current policy is quite relaxed, whereby any immigrant with a temporary visa can apply for a permanent residency in Australia. However, the Australian government is considering the possibility to introduce a temporary visa in their immigration policy. It has posted a consultation paper on the government website, which states the current visa policy. It also mentions the various visa reforms that are yet to be considered for implementation. And one of those reforms is the introduction of this provisional visa. The government is encouraging the public to submit their opinions about this paper through their online form before September 15th, 2017.

The primary purpose of these reforms stems from the concern over uncontrolled immigration of individuals in Australia. The consultation paper states that these reform are needed to put a check on immigrants who have ‘no legitimate purpose’ or ‘who could even wish them harm’.

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As a part of this measure, the paper also discusses the possibility of reducing the number of visa types from 99 to just about 10. The advantage, according to the Immigration Department is multi-fold. Not only will this system ease the burden on taxpayers, but streamline the process on the department as well. Furthermore, individuals looking to migrate to Australia will find it easier to navigate the immigration system, it is said.

Whether this system is going to be a boon or a bane is not yet clear. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection might find this step necessary to weed out the unwanted elements. Migrants are in opposition to this system as it will cost them their most valuable currency to find a better life abroad – time.

Hike in Short Term Visas for Australia

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Hike in Short Term Visas for Australia Seen in India and ChinaA great hike was seen in the short term visas issued by Chinese and Indian Immigration Department for Australia. A number of 350,000 immigrants were recorded from China and India travelling to Australia for different reasons like pursuing higher study, tours and travelling, jobs, provisional workers and other types of visas. This brief study was conducted by Immigration Department of Australia.

Several controversies were seen in the limelight with respect to the right of immigrants working in Australia. The Australian Government under Turnbull also made it clear that, those immigrants who are having 457 visas now may not be allowed to apply for different jobs.

According to a report of Australia’s Temporary Entrants and New Zealand Citizens, a fall has been seen in the 457 visa immigrants in Australia. As per the statistics, around 170,590 immigrants were there in Australia through 457 visas till July. This is actually 9.3% less than the figures that were recorded in previous year. Not only this type of visa witnessed a fall but other visa type has also seen the same reduction.

The Working holiday visa to Australia saw a fall by 4.4% as its numbers which is recorded this time is only 137,380. However, a hike was seen in immigrant students heading to Australia who have partial right to work. It was increased by 7% with a figure of 401,420 students.

The database from different countries reveal that the number of students reaching South Korea was 17,770, Nepal was 18,780, Vietnam was 20,650, India was 41,920 and China with 53,000 students.  Maximum number of students moved from China and the least number of students from South Korea.

As per the statistics of Australia, the provisional visas issued were 1.06 million, which is 5.1% higher than the statistics of last year. Apart from it, there was also a 16% hike in the number of visas issued for visitors which makes a total of 262,450 people this year.

CEDA Demands Improved Work Authorization In Australia

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CEDA Demands Improved Work Authorization In AustraliaThe existing work authorization 457 was a failed move and hugely affected the migration policy of the nation along with the self-confidence of the Australian natives. Therfore, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia has recommended that the work authorization in Australia should be improved for overseas immigrants.

The current 457 authorization was not properly systemized and hence many companies misused it to bring in a large number of low skilled workers, which set in the fear that due to this visa policy, the number of jobs for the natives was decreasing.

According to a report prepared, the current system allowed companies to bring in the workers for jobs that were in scarcity, completely neglecting the factual data. There are many cases of abusing of the provisional work visa recorded. The evidence given by the report included an agency called 7-Eleven that paid the immigrant workers a very low pay, even lower than the basic limit and also producing false payrolls.

Stephen Martin, Head of CEDA has mentioned that the country has a very good immigration policy that has hugely supported the financial growth of Australia. The current work system was appreciated by the whole nation in the past but it is truly sad news that the immigration by political factions has spread a wrong word about the benefits of migration. This actually has created a hole in the current work authorization of the country.

To confirm a better growth of Australian economy and also to take complete advantage of financial richness in Asia, it is necessary for the country to increase the yearly intake of immigrants to twice of its current number in the next forty years.

It is recorded that in year 2014-15 around 202,853 permanent visas were accepted. The report also included a recommendation to the government that it must take initiatives to nurture the growth of population inclusive of immigration in terms of service, infrastructure facilities, overcrowding of urban areas and also the unaccepted influence on the environment.

Australian Work Permit Offered To Foreign Nationals

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Australian Work Permit Offered To Foreign NationalsIn recent events, Australian government granted 2,600 foreign nationals with the Australian 457 visas during the 2015 – 2016 financial year and offered them jobs that could not be filled by the local workers. Australian 457 visa is a temporary permit that enables Australian employers or any overseas employers to sponsor a skilled worker for a period stretching from one day to four years.

Out of the total 457 visas issued, a large number of workers were health professionals and a small percentage of them were public sector workers. Many of them were entitled a job in managerial role coupled with communications and technical roles in different departments. Doctors were recruited in the leading cities like Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. However, for the candidate to fill an application for 457 visas, he or she has to provide sufficient evidence that local labour market has been tested. This prevents the Australian citizens from missing out a job opportunity.

However, this criterion of labour market testing is not a mandatory requirement, as stated by the Australian Medical Association. Loraine Baker, the AMA’s president stated that there was a shortage of doctors in the country 10 years ago, but now that’s not the case. She also explained that there was a rise of 150 percent in medical schools since 2004.

There is a very disturbed distribution of doctors in Australia and 457 visa scheme had done nothing to tackle this situation. There is a shortage of doctors in rural areas whereas high-density medical practitioners in inner-metropolitan areas. Lack of nurses also posed a problem, where Victoria took in 88 registered nurses along with 5 surgeons, 11 midwives and 26 practitioners and New South Wales accepted 34 nurses along with 12 surgeons, 5 midwives and 64 other practitioners. The complete solution for doctors in Australia is not yet solved but there are hopes that measures will be taken to distribute health professionals evenly in the nation.

Visa-free Migration between Australia, New Zealand, UK and Canada

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Visa-free Migration betweenOver 200,000 people have voted ‘aye’ to a petition which shall enable free movement between the leading economic hubs – UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

In a move started by the CFMO at its website, change.org, the e-petition had more than 1.5 lakh backers and nearly 50,000 co-signers. The movement was led by a poll finding which stated 58 percent of the British, 70 percent Australians, 82 percent of the Kiwis and 75 percent of the Canadians supports free movement between these 4 countries. The petition states that “joint principles, linguistics and ethics” would render these 4 countries, key associates in free movement.

UK had given up the free movement strategy when it had opted to be the part of European Union. The total count of work visas allotted by the United Kingdom to the other 3 countries has increased many-fold in the last two years. Since 2014, there has been an increase in the issuance of work visas by the United Kingdom by atleast 5.3% for Australians, 4.6% for Canadians and 21.2% for the New Zealanders. This new policy if implemented would help the four nations to achieve significant benefits in terms of research, education and employment opportunities.

The patrons from United Kingdom, Australia and NZ, even today, can fly into Canada without a visa, if they meet certain criterion, like, being healthy, having enough money to survive and of course, no criminal records.

James Skinner, founder of The CFMO stated: “We have the prospects to improve our immigration strategies, as 4 independent countries, and reinstate the free movement practices that have remained quiescent in the legislatures”. He also said: “The prospects ahead of us are boundless. We have the prospects to create better fortune and enhanced relationships between the 4 countries, and all it demands is the tactful collaboration of the governments to go all-out for a better future for us and the generations to come.”

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