Australia has been in the news recently for various reasons. More is being added to it with the Chinese media warning the Rudd government of the impact that it is going to have on Australia immigration. With the Skilled Migration List that is very limited post the amends brought in, the doors to immigration can be considered as being narrowed to a great extent.
With the new immigration policies in place, the agents in China have literally being taken aback. This industry sector caters to about one-third of the $17 billion magnum opus industry. This is because the students who intend to study in Australia would have financial concerns with the crisis already in place from the Indian students.
Previously, there were four hundred occupations in the Skilled Occupation List which has now been narrowed down to only one hundred and eighty one. The new list would be implemented from 1st July 2010. This change would hamper the students from China studying and those who intend to study in Australia.
According to the latest figures, the number of international students coming to Australia has gone down by 3.3% in the last four months till April. Last year, the figures showed 166, 414 foreign students when compared to only 160, 924 students this year. The trend showed a decline by 3.8% when it came to the vocational sector and 17% in the genre of English language.
Above all, it is of key importance to have an immigration policy that is migrant friendly so that more immigrants come in and contribute to the economy of the nation.