New points-based immigration system to start today

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New points-based immigration system begins

Under the system, migrant workers will need to show they have sufficient skills under new rules that assess whether or not the economy needs them.

Applicants are given a score based on their abilities, with a special body advising ministers on how many points to award to certain skills to reflect economic conditions.

The system is based on Australia's immigration rules and has been more than three years in the planning. It replaces a system of more than 80 categories that critics say was confusing, complex and failing to meet government goals.
Now waiting out to see if the girlfriend's going to be allowed to stay...
 
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Still let in the scumbags from the rest of Europe.

Should of done this years ago.
 
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Wonder how many tax payer junckets to Oz (business class presumably) were undertaken and by how many during the 'close study of the Australian system'.
 

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It would be interesting to see how many of our own 'home grown' chavs, misfits and assorted arrseholes would actually reach the target number of points to make them eligable to stay here.

Maybe we should test them and kick those that fail out. Preferably half way across the Channel.
 
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phrases including the words barn doors, horses and bolting come to mind.........
 
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The system is based on Australia's immigration rules
Very loosely. Australia's is nowhere near as expensive or off-putting and a great deal more accommodating of individual circumstances.

has been more than three years in the planning.
Yet failed to take into account the single biggest source of visa applications, education and training. Linked to my first point, that makes what is our largest remaining successful primary industry far less competitive in the global market.

It replaces a system of more than 80 categories that critics say was confusing, complex and failing to meet government goals.
i.e. they knew there was a way to milk more dosh out of everyone involved but couldn't justify it under the old system.

with a special body advising ministers on how many points to award to certain skills to reflect economic conditions
The Daily Mail.
 

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