Australia could cut down annual migration intake

Australia government is contemplating to cutting down migration number up to 30,000 according to media reports. The plan to downsize the current number 190,000 per year is under a government review. Along with this, the Australian government is planning to increase the number for highly skilled migrations in the annual composition of migration intake.

It is already clear that the Australian government is reviewing its migration policy and framework to ensure best and the brightest people who can contribute to developing the Australian economy only get permanent residency in Australia. This change expected to be announced in December this year that will be in effect from July 2019. 

There is already a record break fall in regional migration visa grant as the government has a plan to introduced longer regional stay conditions before granting a permanent residency visa to new migrants. Australian prime minister Scot Morrison already confirmed that government is planning to introduce a new temporary visa for regional Australia that will make immigrants live and work five years outside the major Australian cities. Australia has significantly low migration intake last year since 2007 cutting 20,000 places.

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There was a huge change in Australian migration structure last year, the Australian government increased 5 points in the past and pull marks. Now international students completed a study in Australia and other overseas Australian permanent residency aspirants must have 65 points at least to be eligible to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for Australian permanent residency. But, to be awarded an invitation to apply for Australian permanent residency visa one need to score higher than the pass marks, currently to get an invitation on Accounting occupation one has to wait for four to six months to being invited to apply for a visa if stands with total score of 80 points in migration calculator.

If this anticipated new change comes into action international students have to face cutthroat competition to get an invitation. Australian government already included New Zealand stream into skilled independent visa subclass 189.

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