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Haven't seen this on the forum yet, so thought I'd post it.

If you thought you were going to get away from the UK, at least one door has been closed.

The official info from the Australian government is available here http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm#o

This summary is from a website called workpermit.com

"Australian Skilled Immigration Visas suspended

10 May 2010

Australian immigration has decided to stop the processing of the main general skilled migration visas from 8 May 2010 to 30 June 2010. This temporary suspension includes all primary applicants for the following Australian general skilled migration visas:

•Subclass 175 – Skilled Independent;

•Subclass 176 – Skilled Sponsored;

•Subclass 475 – Skilled Regional Sponsored.

This is a surprising move by the Australian Government and will mean that any immigration applications in the above categories submitted on 8 May 2010 or later will be returned together with the Australian visa application fees. However, other expenses such as fees for medical examinations will not be returned.

Australian immigration feels that under the current immigration system the skilled occupation list does not properly reflect the needs of the Australian economy and labour market. The Australian Government feels that the new skilled occupation list to be announced in May 2010 will be more relevant to Australia's needs. There are also insufficient Australian visas available to meet current demand.

The current suspension on Australian general skilled migration visas will cause problems in a number of industries that depend on skilled migrants. Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison had the following to say about regional areas affected by the change:

"Particularly the hospitality sector in regional areas, the agricultural sector, those involved in the food processing industry, motor mechanics out in regional areas - I mean the list is very long and it's particularly in trade skill-based occupations."

Australian immigration has made a number of changes to the Australian immigration system over the last year. If you meet the requirements for a particular immigration category in Australia or another Country and wish to apply you should think about applying sooner rather than later for your visa. The economic downturn of about two years ago which fortunately did not affect Australia as much as many other Countries has meant that immigration policies have been reviewed and changed in many Countries around the World. This has meant that many people no longer qualify for immigration to the Country of their choice."

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Computer says no?

:lol:

4 year temporary work visas can still be had I expect for those with job offers.

There ain't a days work in an Aussie so Brits still needed.

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Those changes for Australia sound like a temporary adjustment, nothing more.

But it wouldn't be surprising would it if the world started to close it's doors to the UK, all at our Govt.s request. It's obvious the rats are going to start running when the cuts arrive, and the Govt needs to stop that. We already have an agreement with the USA to prevent a UK "brain drain". These deals do happen behind closed doors, and they will actively stop people escaping :ph34r:

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Those changes for Australia sound like a temporary adjustment, nothing more.

But it wouldn't be surprising would it if the world started to close it's doors to the UK, all at our Govt.s request. It's obvious the rats are going to start running when the cuts arrive, and the Govt needs to stop that. We already have an agreement with the USA to prevent a UK "brain drain". These deals do happen behind closed doors, and they will actively stop people escaping :ph34r:

gordo severely peeved off the Russian and CHinese governments last year so visas were much harder to get for them.

Good thing I carry more than one passport eh? :P

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Those changes for Australia sound like a temporary adjustment, nothing more.

But it wouldn't be surprising would it if the world started to close it's doors to the UK, all at our Govt.s request. It's obvious the rats are going to start running when the cuts arrive, and the Govt needs to stop that. We already have an agreement with the USA to prevent a UK "brain drain". These deals do happen behind closed doors, and they will actively stop people escaping :ph34r:

Nah, Australia have a big push on to brain drain Britain right now, as do Canada, as do large parts of Asia. Its going crazy right now, the more the British government talks about cuts, the more money they seem to be willing to commit as a buying opportunity so to speak. The US would always be attractive at some level but they don't have people in this country actively selling and asking you what it will take etc. Fill your boots time in terms of scientists and medics etc. Expect to hear more about this in the coming months.

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Suspect it is just Oz getting in first before the Govt stops all those highly trained barmen coming to London.

Oz needs skilled workers and if their hosing bubble was not as big as ours I would consider it.

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Suspect it is just Oz getting in first before the Govt stops all those highly trained barmen coming to London.

Oz needs skilled workers and if their hosing bubble was not as big as ours I would consider it.

Just make them buy you a house as part of the deal. Seen it done within the last 4 months. Albeit in the US and not Australia, but it did have a swimming pool etc.

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