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AUSTRALIA: Changes to Working Holiday Maker Visa Programme

November 22, 2018

There have been some recent changes to the Australian Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa programme, which allows qualifying applicants to have a holiday in Australia and work there to help fund their trip.

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Australian Immigration | Skilled Migration Visas with State Nominations

October 11, 2018

Holders of the Australian 457 and TSS visas assume that they will apply for permanent residency through the Temporary Residence Transitional pathway of an ENS or RSMS visa. But those with occupations on the short-term occupation list could consider a Skilled migration visa with state nomination.

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AUSTRALIA: September SkillSelect Results

October 11, 2018

Australia's September 2018 SkillSelect invitations have come and gone, and from the data released by Immigration, it appears that they are sticking to the 2500 per month total invites for now. Advice for companies employing foreign nationals on work permits in Australia.

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AUSTRALIA: What Happened to the Temporary Parent Visa?

October 10, 2018

What happened to Australia's Temporary Parent Visa that was announced by Home Affairs early in 2017? It's stuck in Parliament as part of the Migration Amendment. Until it is implemented, the next best option for sponsoring foreign national parents is the longer stay Subclass 600 Visitor Visa.

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Australian Immigration | Trade Deals and Labour Markets

September 13, 2018

A trade deal between eleven Pacific Rim countries is set to be ratified by the Australian Government, after support for the deal was raised by the Labor Party.

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AUSTRALIA: No More Priority Processing for Work Visas

September 11, 2018

Effective 5 September 2018, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in Australia has ceased accepting priority processing requests for the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) and Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457).

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AUSTRALIA: New Labour Market Testing Requirements

August 22, 2018

Effective 12 August 2018, several changes have been introduced to the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements for the Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa in Australia.

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AUSTRALIA: Character Issues and the Fraud Criterion in Visa Applications

August 15, 2018

How do you answer the question - 'Have you ever been convicted of an offence?' - on an Australia Visa application? Or on an 'Incoming Passenger Card'? If you answer incorrectly, character and fraud issues may impact future applications for visas, work permits, permanent residency, & citizenship.

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AUSTRALIA: Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy Launches 12 August

August 6, 2018

Legislation released today announced that the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy will be payable for employer-sponsored nomination applications effective 12 August 2018.

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Australian Immigration | Rise of the 485 Visa

July 27, 2018

ABC reported on 26 July 2018* that a record number of Students are remaining in Australia on Graduate 485 visas (with work rights) once they have completed their studies. This is not surprising to the writer. Why? Because these visas are an easy option when everything else has become so much harder.

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