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Blog update: public comments now enabled

The Skilled Migration Blog has been publishing articles for just under four months, and today we're announcing that we will be trialling public comments on the blog.

Enabling comments will allow for a greater level of engagement and participation with you, our readers.

Comments will be pre-moderated before publishing and you will be asked to make a declaration that you will abide to the terms and conditions laid out in the Skilled Migration Blog comments policy.  Please take the time to read the comments policy.

We will review the policy regarding comments over time to measure its success.

We look forward to discussing skilled migration policy with you.

Comments (5)


This is great news.
Thank you for thinking to us, in this way we can send our thoughts or questions much better.


Great that you are now welcoming comments. I think there should be a special visa for those New Zealand citizens already in Australia and employed. Kiwis come here on the SCV class 444 visa and are allowed to live and work in Australia without applying for a work visa.

Many of these people wish they could apply for permanent residence but may not qualify due to their age etc. Many of these people have been in Australia for manay many years and call Australia home in that thery are fully settled.

A point for the DIAC to consider.


Sanie - thanks for the feedback.


Priority processing group 5

Will it be reasonable to ask for a dedicated blog post on how the department see the status of this group, taking into account some people in this queue are waiting for about 4 years and did not get any official declaration regarding the future of their application?
i think some of these people might have lost their trust with the immigration system?