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The Government will sharpen the focus of the skilled migration program on areas of skills shortage but will maintain the current overall size of the migration program, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, said today.

The overall size of the migration program will remain unchanged with a total of 168 700 places, comprising a total skill stream of 113 850 places, a total family stream of 54 550 places and 300 special eligibility places.
The overall level of skilled migration will increase by 5750 program places. This includes an additional 9150 program places for employer-sponsored skilled migration and a decrease of 3600 places for general skilled migration. An additional 200 visas in the business skills visa category will also be offered.
There will be a reduction in the level of family migration by 5750 program places. Family migration visas will continue to be granted and family members can gain access to temporary visas to travel to Australia to visit family members.
'These reforms support the Government's policy to deliver a more demand-driven skilled migration program that meets the needs of the economy in sectors and regions where there are shortages of skilled workers,' Senator Evans said.
'This updated focus will help further assist employers by ensuring they have access to applicants with skills in high demand that cannot be met from domestic sources.
'Foreign skilled labour is an important driver of economic growth and contributes to increased productivity and labour force levels. It also benefits migrants by ensuring they have a job with a direct match to their skills on arrival in Australia.'
The Government has said for some time the migration intake would reflect the economic climate and it would help ensure employers could gain access to skilled professionals in industries still experiencing skills shortages.
The composition of the migration program will assist in delivering the Government's reforms designed to address shortages of highly skilled workers, such as healthcare, engineering and mining professionals who have an employer willing to sponsor them.
'Revising the mix of the skill stream of the migration program is critical to ensuring the reforms are effective,' Senator Evans said.
This will enable the skilled migration program to respond appropriately to changes in demand for skilled labour as the economy emerges from the global financial crisis.
These measures are part of the Rudd Government's commitment to strengthening our economy and securing our future.

Government sharpens focus of skilled migration program

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well, all this is alright but question remains, what will be the order of priority, will those like us with ss but without csl be considered or will they keep considering csl apps.. what about those in MODL.. i am sure they have filled teh csl skills now. everyone who gotto know their skill is in CSL applied immediately and got thru in not mre than 2-3 months..

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well, all this is alright but question remains, what will .................and got thru in not mre than 2-3 months..
good atleast they r not reducing the intake

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well, all this is alright but question remains, what will be the order of priority, will those like us with ss but without csl be considered or will they keep considering csl apps.. what about those in MODL.. i am sure they have filled teh csl skills now. everyone who gotto know their skill is in CSL applied immediately and got thru in not mre than 2-3 months..
forget MODL. it has been retired in February.

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I know rack.. it coems in saying. there are those who do not have ss and those in MODL who have been waiting forever and it seems unfair changing rules when they have been waiting forever..

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I would argue that its not good news. There has been "a decrease of 3600 places for general skilled migration". I think most of us fall in to this category.

Based on the planning levels for Skilled Independent in the chart below for 2009, that's about a 9% decrease in places:

Migration Program Statistics - Statistics - Publications, Research & Statistics

Hardly a drastic decrease, but a decrease none the less.

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I completely agree with Matt. 1 positive thing is that they haven't reduced the intake.
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I would argue that its not good news. There has been "a decrease of 3600 places for general skilled migration". I think most of us fall in to this category.

Based on the planning levels for Skilled Independent in the chart below for 2009, that's about a 9% decrease in places:

Migration Program Statistics - Statistics - Publications, Research & Statistics

Hardly a drastic decrease, but a decrease none the less.

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It will be good if they don't revise existing priority list , As we already knew that SOL will be totally re zigged one so we need to keep our fingers crossed for priority list.

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