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WA Skilled Migration List Updated

WA state sponsorship

The Western Australian Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) was updated recently, with a number of positions removed. The WASMOL applies to candidates who may be eligible for state sponsorship through the Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa or the Skilled – Nominated Provisional (subclass 489) visa. Some of the occupations that are no longer on the list include Project Administrator, Hairdresser, Architectural Draftsperson and Restaurant Manager. Furthermore, all occupations on Schedule 2 of the list now require a job offer. The job offer must be in the nominated (or closely related) occupation, be based in Western Australia (outside of Melbourne for […]

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Introduction of school fees for children of 457 visa holders ‘postponed’

School fees for 457 children

  Parents on 457 visas in Perth and the rest of WA were given a temporary reprieve recently when it was announced that plans to introduce school fees for their children would be delayed until 2015.   WA Premier Colin Barnett also revealed that under the new policy, parents will pay $4,000 annually in fees for their first child and $2,000 for any subsequent children.   He described it as a “fair approach” and said families would have time to prepare for the rise between now and 2015.   Plans to introduce fees for the children of 457 visa holders […]

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