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AUSTRALIA: Employer-Sponsored Visa Changes September 2020

September 3, 2020

The Australian Government has announced a number of changes to the employer-sponsored visa program, with the aim to fill urgent skills needs in critical sectors while also ensuring that Australian workers have first access to job vacancies.

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AUSTRALIA: International Students Returning to Australia

July 6, 2020

Under a pilot program between the Australian National University and University of Canberra, around 350 international students will be able to return to Australia in July to recommence their studies.

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AUSTRALIA: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Employer Sponsor FAQ [Updated 6 April 2020]

April 6, 2020

As many businesses across Australia have been forced to close their doors or limit their services due to COVID-19, we are aware that many employer sponsors will be wondering what this means for their visa holding workforce.

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AUSTRALIA: Changes to Working Holiday Maker Visas for Bushfire Recovery

February 17, 2020

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has accepted the recommendation of the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) to relax and broaden the conditions for holders of Subclass 417 and 462 Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visas to allow them to assist in the recovery efforts following the recent bushfires, without breaching visa conditions.

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UNITED STATES: Dramatic Increases to Visa Issuance Fees for Australian Nationals

December 30, 2019

Effective 23 December 2019, Australian citizens applying for certain nonimmigrant visa categories in the United States face drastically higher visa fees.

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AUSTRALIA: The New ‘Agricultural Visa’ – Horticulture Industry Labor Agreement

December 23, 2019

The Australian Department of Immigration has announced that a new Labor Agreement for the Horticulture Industry will be available 1 January 2020.

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AUSTRALIA: Traffic Light Bulletin – Skilled Migration List Review

December 16, 2019

Following consultations with various stakeholders, including the Newland Chase Australia team (read our blog from 28 November here), the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business has released their Traffic Light Bulletin outlining their proposed changes to Immigration’s skilled occupation lists.

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AUSTRALIA: Skilled Occupation List Review

November 28, 2019

On 26 November 2019, Newland Chase met with two representatives from the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, regarding the upcoming changes to the skilled occupation lists used by Immigration.

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AUSTRALIA: New Regional Visas Now Available

November 21, 2019

The new Subclass 494 Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (provisional) visa opened for applications on 16 November 2019 for employers with roles in regional Australia.

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AUSTRALIA: Perth and Gold Coast Added to Regional Areas With Immigration Benefits

October 28, 2019

Perth, Western Australia and the Gold Coast, Queensland will be included as ‘regional’ areas for immigration purposes from November of this year.

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