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My grant letter says

People holding temporary or provisional residence visas are not generally entitled to access Australia's national medical insurance scheme - Medicare. As medical costs are high, you are strongly encouraged to obtain private health insurance. Information about private health insurance is available from the website of the Department of Health and Ageing at Department of Health and Ageing - Welcome to the Department of Health and Ageing.

Since I am neither temporary or provisional resident after securing PR, why would they ask me to get private insurance ?

Also grant letter says to register myself in the following website

www.skilledmigrant.gov.au

Does any one have any luck in getting jobs through this ?

I wonder how different is this from Skill Match Database (SMD), which I used to enter my education and work details when I lodged my application.

https://www.ecom.immi.gov.au/skillmatch_public/startUnknown.do
 

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Hi LoveOz:

Looks like it's standard text. As a PR holder you are entitled to Medicare once you arrive in Australia. The statement is valid for temp visa holders (i.e. 457)

Go to a local Medicare office (http://www.medicare.com.au) when you arrive with your letter and passport. They will issue you a temporary card on the spot and mail out a permanent card to the address you nominate.



My grant letter says

People holding temporary or provisional residence visas are not generally entitled to access Australia's national medical insurance scheme - Medicare. As medical costs are high, you are strongly encouraged to obtain private health insurance. Information about private health insurance is available from the website of the Department of Health and Ageing at Department of Health and Ageing - Welcome to the Department of Health and Ageing.

Since I am neither temporary or provisional resident after securing PR, why would they ask me to get private insurance ?

Also grant letter says to register myself in the following website

www.skilledmigrant.gov.au

Does any one have any luck in getting jobs through this ?

I wonder how different is this from Skill Match Database (SMD), which I used to enter my education and work details when I lodged my application.

https://www.ecom.immi.gov.au/skillmatch_public/startUnknown.do
 
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