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Ministerial Direction on Priority Processing of Australian Skilled Migration Visas

Ministerial direction 100, Australia
The new Albanese Govt has taken many steps to address the skill shortage and visa backlogs. Minister Andrew Giles stated that the visa backlog would come to a “manageable” level before Christmas. Following Labor Government’s commitments regarding this matter, a Ministerial Direction (100) from the Department of Home Affairs was issued on October 27, 2022.[...]
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Australia’s Immigration-friendly Federal Budget 2022-2023: $576 Million Funding to Expand Migration Program

Australia's immigration friendly federal budget 2023
Earlier this September at the Jobs & Skills Summit 2022, the Australian Labour Government led by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese had lifted the 2022-23 total migration cap from 160,000 to 195,000 to allow for higher Skilled Migration Visa allocations. This was in response to post-pandemic Labour shortages voiced by employers, businesses and union leaders. 1,09,900[...]
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