Oz new migration list sans hairdressing, cookery

Australia has announced new preferred occupation skills list.

Taslima`s visa extended by a year, seeks permanent residency

Government has extended by one
year the visa for controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima
Nasrin who has also moved for permanent residency in India.

‘Oz mulling changes in skilled migration programme’

In the wake of attacks against Indian students, Australian Government is planning to make changes in its skilled migration programme that would de-link permanent residency with trade occupations such as hair dressing and cookery.

New immigration law comes into force in New Zealand

A new Immigration Act, which includes the use of biometrics and a single independent appeals tribunal, became a law in New Zealand on Friday, a minister said.