That assumes a similar number of visa applications, a similar proportion reaching the 120 points required for a visa, and no change to DIMIA
processing practices for ICT offshore visa applications.
Hugo, Internal Migration in Australia 1991-1996: Overview and the Overseas-born, DIMIA
, Canberra, 2004
Once collected, passenger card information is matched with visa grant data gathered by DIMIA
's Travel and Immigration Processing System (TRIPS).
For the 422 visa (but not the 442 visa) DIMIA
requires evidence from the relevant Australian Medical Board that the medical qualifications of the OTD meet the Board's requirements for specific purpose registration.
McDonald, 'Australia's Population Futures', in Migration: Benefiting Australia, Conference Proceedings, Sydney 7-8 May 2002, DIMIA
, Canberra, 2002, pp.
has sought wherever appropriate to introduce more transparent and objective visa criteria.
According to stock counts conducted by DIMIA
, by mid-2003 there were 30,479 students from the PRC in Australia, up from 5,712 in mid-1999.
This is because DIMIA
requires applicants to have obtained full medical registration from a State or Territory Medical Board before applying.
[various dates], Immigration Annual Report and Consolidated Statistics, Canberra: AGPS; 3416.0--Perspectives on Migrants, 2009.
According to one submission to the 2004 Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Migration: "[The Department of Immigration, Multiculturalism and Indigenous Affairs] DIMIA
acknowledges that one of the main non-compliance issues ...
At the policy level, the stated reasons behind moves to increase rural and regional resettlement of refugees have been to "decrease pressure on major metropolitan areas, contribute to the long-term development aims of Australia's regional towns and cities, and help to address labour shortages in these areas" (Department of Immigration Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA
), 2005, p.43).
, 2003, Review of Settlement Services for Migrants and Humanitarian Entrants Department of Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Australian Government, Canberra