We have received the following news from MIA today. The South Australian Minister for Education, the Hon John Garner MP, has just announced that the school contribution fee for dependents of Subclasses 457 and 482 visa holders, attending government schools in regional areas, are to be waived to encourage nor foreign workers to settle or work in regional South Australia.
The MIA has received the following information from WA Immigration: It appears to us that emphasis has been put on Australian work experience and qualifications. No changes have been made to the criteria, however, Migration WA has made an amendment to the invitation process applicable to the State nomination Graduate stream. The priority for work experience during the invitation ranking