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Migration Conference held in Sydney – speaker insights

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Jennifer Fong, VisaCorp, Stacey Martin, NAB SIV Advisor, Chris Livingston and Liana Allan, Migration Alliance
The 2016 Migration Conference organised by Legal Training Australia and Migration Alliance had over 130 attendees with a packed full day program.

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Suzanne Gillham provided an overview of the current focus for the NSW government in attracting business and skilled migration to NSW. So far, they have nominated 40 applicants under the new SIV2 framework. Continue reading Migration Conference held in Sydney – speaker insights

A total of 1,228 visas have been granted so far under SIV 1 and 2

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The Significant Investor Visa program saw a rush of applications last year prior to the change in complying investment requirements which came into effect on 1 July 2015. 

Figures recently released to 31 January 2016 show 340 SIV1 visas have been granted from the backlog, and 6 under the new SIV2 rules. Continue reading A total of 1,228 visas have been granted so far under SIV 1 and 2

Learn Chinese with Expat Advisors Community

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How many of us have tried to learn to speak Chinese and felt frustrated at our slow progress?

Australians who demonstrate ‘Cultural EQ’ are more likely to have success doing business across cultures.

Claire Pisani from Culture Confidence has designed a short course to begin or re-start your quest to speak Chinese for business. They  provide language and culture training taught the way native English speakers  learn.

Expat Advisors Community is looking to hold this new course for members which will consist of four weekly sessions and are seeking expressions of interest.

Please provide your feedback in this short survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2587011/chinese-course

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Migrant intake into Australia: SIV insights from Productivity Commission report

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The draft Productivity Commission report released to the government recommends that the Australian Government abolish the Significant Investor and Premium Investor Visa streams. The report says it only benefits the visa applicants and the funds management industry “who are able to extract commissions from would-be immigrants who are forced to invest in their products”.

Continue reading Migrant intake into Australia: SIV insights from Productivity Commission report