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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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AUSTRALIA: Global Talent Scheme Pilot Begins

July 5, 2018

The Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has released further details of its pilot Global talent Scheme (GTS), aimed at attracting highly-skilled talent to Australia, which took effect on 1st July 2018.

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AUSTRALIA: Visa Application Charges Increase

June 27, 2018

The Australian Department of Immigration visa application charges (VAC) are set to increase for a number of visas lodged on or after 1st July 2018. For many visa types the fees have been increased in line with Consumer Price Inflation (CPI).

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AUSTRALIA: Skilling Australians Fund Update

June 14, 2018

The Australian Department of Home Affairs that the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018, which was passed by the Parliament of Australia on 9 May 2018, is expected to be implemented during the first quarter of the 2018-2019 financial year (i.e. between July and September 2018).

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AUSTRALIA: Proposed Changes to Skilled Migration Lists

June 7, 2018

The Australian Department of Jobs and Small Business is currently undergoing a public submissions process to review proposed changes to the Short and Medium Long Term Strategic Skills Occupation Lists and the Regional Occupations List.

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AUSTRALIA: Skilling Australia Fund Bill Passed by the Senate

May 14, 2018

On 8th May the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017 was debated and passed by the Senate. The legislation must return for further debate and passage by the House of Representatives and has not yet received Royal Assent. The date of implementation is yet to be confirmed.

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