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New Western Australian DAMA

On the 1st July we ticked over to a new financial/immigration year in Australia, which means we not only start preparing our tax returns but also keenly anticipate the eight …

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05 Jul 2024
Iain MacLeod

NZ Needs Specialist Health Staff Urgently

What a funny old world we live in! After years of trying to get New Zealand recruiters to understand that if they seek out good immigration advice and visa management, …

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28 Jun 2024
Iain MacLeod

Where Are All The Teachers?  

This is a question that many schools are asking given there are currently thousands of vacancies that cannot be filled. A recent article cited more than 1500 teaching positions were …

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21 Jun 2024
Iain MacLeod

NZ Sector Agreement for Care Workers Explained

My mother-in-law has late stage dementia. There are a few things quite as sad or cruel as watching someone you love fade away over a number of years by this …

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14 Jun 2024
Iain MacLeod

Australia to increase minimum salary required for Temporary Skill Shortage visas.

On 1 July the minimum annual salary required for the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (482 visa) will increase from AU$70,000 plus superannuation to AU$73,150 plus superannuation (superannuation is a mandatory …

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07 Jun 2024
Myer Lipschitz

IMMagine and Linked Recruitment

Did you know that globally we need over 4 million more cyber and network security specialists to try and stay ahead of the hackers and scammers? In New Zealand our …

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30 May 2024
Iain MacLeod

Size Matters!

Size matters when it comes to migration. Timing too, and you can never be too fast when it comes to migration. I’m often asked at the end of a consultation …

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24 May 2024
Myer Lipschitz

The Australians Go For Broke

Having scaled back on their immigration programme in the current immigration year that ends on June 30, this week the Federal Government released the brakes on their Residence programme and …

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17 May 2024
Iain MacLeod

New Points Test for Australia

One of the key areas for reform outlined in Australia’s migration strategy, which was released on 11 December 2023 was to reform the points test to better identify migrants who …

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10 May 2024
Myer Lipschitz

Time is every migrant’s enemy

I always caution potential clients that ‘time is every migrant’s enemy’. The risk everyone seeking residence must accept, yet few do, is that until you have filed a Resident Visa …

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03 May 2024
Iain MacLeod