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“Backpacker Tax”: Federal Government dumps plan

The Australian government is no longer considering slugging backpackers with a 32.5% tax. The new deal was signed off by the cabinet on 27 September 2016 and instead levies a 19% tax from the first dollar earned. This is comparable to the entry level bracket for residents of Australia....

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Entrepreneur Visa – Another option to Permanent Residency

Changes mean a new pathway to Permanent Residency in Australia A new visa has been announced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The changes took effect on 10 September 2016 and created new streams within the Business Innovation and Investment visa class.This visa is for entrepreneurs who...

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GSM Skill Select Points Test Changes

The landscape of Australian Migration law has shifted with some significant changes to the GSM Skill select points test change which took effect 10 September 2016. The crux of the change is to the points test for skilled migration. There are now five additional points available to graduates from...

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Simplified Student Visa Framework and Education Providers

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection regularly updates its policies regarding risk assessment. Risk Assessments have traditionally focused on the passport holder of the applicant. However, changes recently made by the Department have seen a shift to considering both the applicant’s home country and the student’s education provider....

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