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Three year working holiday visas to Australia

The Australian government recently announced the introduction of a third year option for working holiday visa holders (visa subclass 417 and 462) who, from July 1st 2019, complete 6 months of regional work while holding their second year working holiday visa. What does this mean? If you apply for...

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Three year Working Holiday Visa – Options for backpackers

The Department of Home Affairs, Australia’s immigration department, has announced significant changes that will primarily affect backpackers to Australia and allow farmers to receive more seasonal workers These new visa programs that will assist farmers to access a larger number of overseas workers. Changes to Working Holiday Maker visas...

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The WA Graduate Occupation List

The Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development announced in September a new permanent migration pathway for international students who have been studying face to face in a Western Australian university for at least two academic years. The announcement of the graduate occupation list marks the first positive...

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Department of Home Affairs Price Increases

Pattern of EOFY price rises should be taken heed of We do expect the majority of skill assessing bodies and the Department of Home Affairs to increases their prices between now and 1 July 2018. The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) typically increases the Visa Application Charges (VACs) on...

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Assurance of Support program changes reversed

Government cancels decision after senate disallowance motion looms. The changes were introduced approximately a month ago and were not popular as they effectively doubled the amount required in order to sponsor a parent. The Government had planned to increase minimum income requirements for a visa scheme. Concerns over family...

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Migration law update – TSS Visa

Say goodbye to the 457 – welcome the TSS Migration law update There have been significant recent changes to Australian migration law with the introduction of the Temporary Skills Shortage(TSS) visa and changes to employer sponsored visa criteria. The TSS was introduced on 18 March 2018 and replaced the...

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Second year in a row for fewer permanent visas

A reallocation of skilled visas means New Zealanders are the big winners Another major change in Australia’s visa scheme has come to light and it wasn’t through a submission through Cabinet. Home Affairs, the new name for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, has confirmed that of the...

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New Entrepreneurial Visa Scheme

A revamp of the scheme is touted by the government as encouraging innovation and jobs As has been highlighted by us before, the Entrepreneurship visa scheme that attempted to entice migrants willing to ‘have a go’ at starting a new business in Australia was not entirely successful. The requirement...

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