China lavishly spent $60 billion on Australian Property

China lavishly spent $60 billion on Australian Property

Chinese investors and immigrants invested $8.7 billion in the Australian property market in the span of just 12 months during 2013-14, according to an analysis released by Credit Suisse. This figure is expected to grow to $60 billion in the next six years with the...
2015 Budget, Highlights for Immigration Regime

2015 Budget, Highlights for Immigration Regime

Outcome 2 of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection budget covers matters for migration and citizenship. The highlights of this outcome are listed below: •    Working holiday visa holders no longer enjoy the tax free threshold of up to $18,200 and will be...
New English Requirements For 457 Visa And Other 457 Changes

New English Requirements For 457 Visa And Other 457 Changes

The Department of Immigration has announced significant changes to the 457 visa requirements. A summary of these changes can be found below: •    The list of English language providers has been expanded, to include: o    Test of English as a Foreign Language –...
Visa Application Charge to rise on July

Visa Application Charge to rise on July

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced a rise in visa application charges following the release of the federal budget 2015-16. The majority of visa application charges have been increased in line with inflation or to cover increased...