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Anelia Blackie (Limestone Coast Region) and Kuol and Mel Baak Stories

In the 1970s, Anelia’s father could see the writing on the wall. He knew that the escalating violence in South Africa would have implications for his family. However, the children weren’t interested as they were about to spread their wings and leave the family nest.

It was only after Anelia’s father passed away that they realised his prediction was coming true.
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Temporary Work Visas

The visa allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved business for up to four years.

You must be sponsored by an approved business. A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work. You can be in or outside Australia when you lodge your application.
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Business and Investment Visa Programme

Australian Governments are actively encouraging business migrants to set up businesses in regional, rural or low growth areas of Australia.

The business skills visas are designed to attract successful business people to settle in Australia and use their proven skills to support local economies and generate employment outcomes.
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Permanent Visas

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Australia’s Permanent Visa Program is intended to attract highly skilled people less than 50 years of age to migrate to Australia who can quickly begin to contribute to the Australian economy. 

You must select an occupation from the list of identified occupations and satisfy the points test to qualify for a General Skilled Migration visa, with points awarded based on your: 

  • age
  • English language ability
  • qualifications
  • employment experience
  • partner’s skills.


Extra points are available if you obtained your qualifications or experience in Australia; or you are sponsored by one of your Australian relatives or a State government.

From 1 July 2012 anyone who wishes to apply for a visa on the basis of being highly skilled, must be invited to apply for a skilled visa. Integral to the new procedure was the introduction of the SkillSelect program. 

Under the SkillSelect program prospective skilled visa applicants must first lodge an expression of interest (EOI) with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Based on their points test score, the Department will decide whether to let an applicant lodge a skilled visa application. A negative EOI decision cannot be challenged or reviewed.   You must get your EOI request right before you lodge it.

If you are not able to satisfy these basic requirements, you should not continue with a general skilled migration application as your application will not meet the legal requirements to be granted, however, there may be other options available, such as an employer sponsored visa.

For information on the different types of visa subclasses: here

If you are seeking specialised migration legal advice please send an e-mail: here or view migration law firm's website: here


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Health Workforce Queensland is part of a National Network of Rural Health Workforce Agencies (RWAs) that are committed to delivering a workforce passionate about ensuring the wellbeing of Australia’s rural and remote communities.

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