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New Entrepreneur visa and changes to the points test

This blog post is part of a series of three on our role in supporting the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Visa innovation: supporting international education and enhancing integrity

Today the Department of Immigration and Border Protection introduced a simplified student visa framework (SSVF).

Tips on lodging Partner visa applications

Applications for Partner (Temporary) visas (subclass 820) and Partner (Provisional) visas (subclass 309) are currently taking between 12 and 15 months to process, due to high demand.

Australia’s 2015-16 Migration Programme

Up to 190,000 permanent migration places will be available in 2015-16 as announced by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  as part of the Budget on 12 May 2015.

One week left to have your say

Thank you to the hundreds of people who have already had their say on the size and composition of the 2015-16 permanent migration programme.

No plans to remove accountants from the 2015 SOL

Some of our blog readers may have seen today’s Australian Financial Review, which  has incorrectly reported that the department has dropped accounting from its list of

Are you interested in Australia's 2015-16 permanent migration programme?

Every year, we set a migration programme to best support Australia’s economic and social goals. This year’s programme looks like this:

We’re a diverse mob!

This post is part of the On the Move blog series. These posts have been prepared by our Economic Analysis Unit.

Australia’s 2014-15 Migration Programme

A total of 190 000 places make up Australia’s 2014-15 migration programme, as announced by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on Budget Day.

Breaking down the numbers, next year’s programme planning levels comprise:

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