The links below cover news and updates on migration, immigration and education in Australia, as reported in July 2015.

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July 2015 migration news

What’s Covered in this Article?

1. NSW top Australian Economy

2. Not interested in taking up jobs in Australia

3. Victorian schools the future for international student market

4. Dentists not required

5. Aged care and childcare options in Australia

6. Pathology job cuts in South Australia (Adelaide)

7. New agriculture course

8. 2015-16 Migration Programme

9. Melbourne welcomes Investor and Business Migrants

10. Immigration South Australia Skilled Nomination Changes

11. Changes to the Skilled Occupation List

12. New South Australian State migration plan

13. Changes to the Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

14. Brisbane plans to become Asia-Pacific hub

15. New UNSW course

16. India, Australia trade agreement




1. NSW top Australian Economy

NSW retains the top spot of the best of performing economies in Australia according to the latest State of the States report from CommSec.
This is the fourth consecutive quarter that NSW has secured the number one spot in the nation’s economic rankings according to the State of the States report.
NSW was the top-performing state for retail trade, housing construction and population growth.
The latest Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook report, for the June quarter, says the NSW economy is likely going to be the fastest growing economy in 2014-15, edging out Western Australia for the top spot.

Source: http://businessupdate.business.nsw.gov.au/


2. Not interested in taking up jobs in Australia

According to a survey by student recruitment and conversion specialists Hobsons, International students aren’t taking Australian jobs and Four in five international students who study in Australia return home immediately after graduating.

source: http://thepienews.com/news/international-students-arent-taking-australian-jobs-says-hobsons/

3. Victorian schools the future for international student market

Australia is at risk of lagging behind major competitors Canada, Britain and the US, which are aggressively raising their international student targets.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-schools-the-future-for-international-student-market-20150714-gic7df.html#ixzz3gfuglqGG

4. Dentists not required

An oversupply of Australian-trained dentists has resulted in Dentists being removed from Australian Skilled Occupation List.
It is being considered a win for dental graduates currently struggling to find jobs.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/dentists-removed-from-skilled-occupation-list-after-four-years-of-lobbying-20150710-gi9j6v#ixzz3gftyI2Nz

5. Aged care and childcare options in Australia

Australia migration for aged, child and disability care roles.
Jobs in aged care, child care and the disability sector are physically demanding, have a high staff turnover rate, and are generally low paid.

source: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/importation-of-migrants-considered-for-aged-child-and-disability-care-roles/story-fntzoymg-1227438294269


6. Pathology job cuts in South Australia

More than 300 jobs will be cut from South Australia Pathology over the next three years to save more than $42 million.
Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/health/2015/07/17/12/50/pathology-jobs-to-go-in-south-australia#V2ZDX6rAkWgSyxFo.99

7. New agriculture course

New agriculture degree sees graduates ready for the ‘boom century’

http://maninder.com/2015/07/22/new-course-study-agriculture-in-melbourne-australia/

8. 2015-16 Migration Programme

Australia’s 2015-16 Migration Programme

http://maninder.com/2015/07/14/australia-immigration-update-2015-16-australian-migration-programme/

9. Melbourne welcomes Investor and Business Migrants

http://maninder.com/2015/07/08/victoriasmelbourne-significant-investor-program-reopens-for-business/

10. Immigration South Australia Skilled Nomination Changes

The highlights of the newly released occupation list and refined nomination requirements are:
Occupation list changes
More flexibility in state English requirements.
475 more occupations for applicants with 80 points or higher on DIBP points test
Changes for onshore applicants and international graduates:
Currently working in South Australia –country SA work benefits
More flexible requirements for South Australian PhD graduates

More details: http://www.migration.sa.gov.au/skilled-migrants/nomination-process/skilled-nomination-changes-1st-july-2015

11. Changes to the Skilled Occupation List

Changes to the Skilled Occupation List, Australia from 1 July 2015
The following changes have been made to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) from 1 July 2015
The following occupations have been removed from the SOL but remain on the CSOL:
252311 – Dental Specialist
252312 – Dentist
232611 – Urban and Regional Planner

The following occupations have been added to the SOL
394111 – Cabinetmaker
324111 – Panelbeater
Source: http://skillselect.govspace.gov.au/

12. New South Australian State migration plan

The new South Australian State migration plan (for 489 and 190 sponsorship) has been released. Look at the occupation lists here

http://www.migration.sa.gov.au/skilled-migrants/state-nominated-occupation-lists

13. Changes to the Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

Changes to the Australian Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for independent skilled migration applicants have come into effect. For a summary of changes, visit http://www.minister.border.gov.au/michaeliacash/2015/Pages/skilled-occupation-list-updated.aspx

14. Brisbane plans to become Asia-Pacific hub

The city is developing serious international credibility through its hosting of Asia-Pacific event.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/brisbane-plans-to-become-asia-pacific-hub/story-e6frg6z6-1227429568811

15. New UNSW course

New UNSW course illuminates world of global finance

http://maninder.com/2015/07/09/course-in-global-finance-from-unsws-institute-of-global-finance-sydney-australia/

16. India, Australia trade agreement

India, Australia trade agreement to include upskilling of India’s youth population

http://thepienews.com/news/india-aus-trade-agreement-to-include-upskilling/


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