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Public Transport Concessions for Asylum Seekers

Using the event of Refugee Week, the Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia announced the launch of the Asylum Seeker Hub program. It is expected that up to 800 asylum seekers may be eligible for an ASH concession and discounted public transport. It is hoped the program will...

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New Visas – 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, end of the 187, Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) visa and Subclass 191 (Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional)) visa

The explanatory statement can be found on the Federal Register of Legislation here. The 491 visa supersedes the Subclass 489 (Skilled – Regional (Provisional)) visa when the amendment comes into effect on 16 November 2019. A second visa, the Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) will also come...

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Visa Application Charges Increase

Visa Application Charges to increase by 5% on July 1st Applying for an Australian visa is about to get a little bit more expensive. Come July 1st 2019 a 5% increase on visa application charges will come into effect. The already expensive partner visa application fee will increase from...

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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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