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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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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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