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Western Aus. State Sponsorship List Announced

At last something from the WA website, its a list of occupations they will consider for State Sponsorship, I am praying for SMP to be released very soon then?

Added by john on December 10, 2010 at 7:39 — 2 Comments

DIAC Processing times from client services charter

Check out link from DIAC website, this will give you an idea of how long your application will take?

Added by john on July 28, 2010 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

State Migration Plans

I wrote to senator Evans asking about when SMPs will be approved here is a bit of the reply i got.

Should stop anyone speculating for know.

"Implemenentation of State Migration Plans will be a matter for the incoming government, some time after the…

Added by john on July 23, 2010 at 18:29 — No Comments

Australian PM Julia Gillard sets general election date


I am currently in the system having lodged a 176 State Sponsored Application for WA.
With the new election being called does this mean that all pending SMP (state migration plan),will be left until post election.
Its just that if my occupation is on WA SMP my case would be priority 2, hopefully allowing for a quicker resolution.
So has the election scuppered peoples dreams, further for now?


John Baker

Added by john on July 17, 2010 at 11:23 — 1 Comment

Follow the link for new list, this time next week we will know how it will be implemented

The official version of the new SOL is here:


Schedule 1 is the current SOL using ANZSCO, and Schedule 2 is for

overseas students

Schedule 3 is the new SOL for overseas applicants (page 29), and

Schedule 4 (page 37) is the list of… Continue

Added by john on June 24, 2010 at 8:43 — 1 Comment



hi everyone

want to live in western oz.

hoping for a bit of advice.

i have got my skills assessed by TRA (mechanical fitter), a month away from state sponsorship from WA (hopefully). someone has just offered the asking price on my house, we can move in with my parents no problem. this would mean we could save a packet £1500 a month easy, because we applied for a 176 visa and the times have gone through the roof i dont know what would be… Continue

Added by john on November 30, 2009 at 20:35 — 3 Comments

processing times info


was just wondering if anyone has any updates or news from any sources (lawyers, government) about the changes last week.
i spoke personally to WA gov. last week who say they need to start talks to the diac, coz they need more skilled people other than whats on the csl. i am awaiting ss from wa on a 176.

Added by john on October 3, 2009 at 11:13 — 2 Comments

how long to wait??????????

passed tra this week, got straight to state sponsorship application 176 visa, thats gone today. so anyone know how long now? my job is on modl list for WA, its a 60 point position. please cheer me up.

Added by john on September 8, 2009 at 21:01 — 3 Comments

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