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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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AUSTRALIA: New Employment Contract Policy for 482 Visa Applications Retracted [UPDATED 24 Oct 2019]

October 24, 2019

The Department of Immigration in Australia has announced that employment contracts submitted in support of Subclass 482 Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa applications cannot be for longer than the maximum period of stay for the TSS visa.

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AUSTRALIA: Skilled Occupation List Review

September 9, 2019

The Department of Employment has announced the start of their annual review into Australia’s skilled migration occupation lists, with new lists due to be released in March 2020.

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AUSTRALIA: Latest on Skilled Regional Visas

July 10, 2019

The Australian authorities have given details on implementation dates for 491 and 494 visas, and transitional arrangements for Subclass 489 and RSMS visas.

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AUSTRALIA: Latest Immigration Updates

May 24, 2019

It's predicted the Australian Liberal-National coalition will secure a majority government with 77+ seats - what does it mean for the immigration program?

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AUSTRALIA: Further Details of New Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional Visa

April 15, 2019

The Australian government has published legislation for the new Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 494).

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AUSTRALIA: New Visa Categories Announced

March 25, 2019

The Australian Government has announced two new provisional visa categories and a new permanent visa, effective November 2019.

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AUSTRALIA: Immigration Developments for Employers

March 14, 2019

On 11 March 2019, new legislative instruments, listing the skilled occupations that are relevant if applying for a number of skilled visas, came into effect in Australia.

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AUSTRALIA: Sponsor Compliance and Publication of Sanctions

December 13, 2018

Effective 13 December 2018, enhanced integrity regulations have come into effect in Australia, allowing the immigration department to publicly list companies which have failed to satisfy a sponsorship obligation.

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AUSTRALIA: Labour Market Testing and Free Trade Agreements

November 23, 2018

Australia has become the sixth signatory to the ‘Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership’ (TPP-11), after Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore, which comes into force on 30 Dec 2018. Chile, Peru, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam are yet to ratify the TPP-11.

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