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February 13, 2021

COVID concessions for Australian visas

Since 19 September 2020, a number of concessions have been available for certain visa holders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the Department have announced further concessions where COVID-19 travel restrictions are affecting visa applicants, particularly in relation to applicants for family visas who are currently in Australia. Partners and Child visas - Onshore grants from 27 February 2021 Changes…
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March 23, 2018

Comparison of the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visa to the prior 457 visa

On 18 March 2018, the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (Class GK) (Subclass 482) visa came into effect, while applications for the Subclass 457 visa were closed. This represented the culmination of near a year of gradual changes since the Australian Department of Home Affairs (the Department) announced the reforms to the Subclass 457 visa program in April 2017. Below is…
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ENS VisasImmigration Updates
February 20, 2018

February 2018 updates regarding the employer sponsored permanent residency (ENS)

On 19 April 2017, the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) announced reforms of the 457-visa programme, which included flow on affects to employed-sponsored visa applications for permanent residency. These changes were slowly implemented in stages, including on the date of announcement from 19 April 2017, on 1 July 2017 (our summary of which you can find here), and further…
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February 20, 2018

February 2018 updates regarding the TSS visa

On 19 February 2018, the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) announced further details regarding the upcoming Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, due to replace the existing 457 visa programme in March 2018. Further details have also been announced in relation to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) and the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (subclass 187) visa programs…
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Australian visasPartner Visa
February 19, 2018

What Happens When My Relationship Breaks Down?

A Partner visa allows the spouse or partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live and work in Australia. There are various visa subclasses. The visas you choose will depend on the length of your relationship and whether you are in or outside of Australia. You can read more about the visa options in…
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Partner Visa
February 16, 2018

I’m returning to Australia – how do I sponsor my foreign spouse or partner for an Australian visa?

The Partner visa allows an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to sponsor their spouse or partner to live and work in Australia.  The visa applicant must demonstrate that they are either in a spousal relationship, or in a de facto relationship. Given the lengthy processing times for Partner visas, it is strongly recommended that you seek…
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General Skilled MigrationGuidelinesOccupation Lists
February 7, 2018

Are you an Accountant? You may be eligible for PR through the GSM Program

Australia’s General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is used by the Australian government to fill skill gaps in the Australian economy by targeting specific occupations and people with relevant skills and experience. Accountants are listed on the Australian government’s Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List. This means this occupation is in high demand in Australia, and opens up pathways to…
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General Skilled MigrationGuidelinesOccupation Lists
February 6, 2018

Are you a Systems Analyst? You may be eligible for PR through the GSM program

Australia’s General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is used by the Australian government to fill skill gaps in the Australian economy by targeting specific occupations and people with relevant skills and experience. Systems Analysts are listed on the Australian government’s Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List. This means this occupation is in high demand in Australia, and opens up pathways…
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General Skilled MigrationGuidelinesOccupation Lists
February 6, 2018

Are you a Software Engineer? You may be eligible for PR through the GSM program

Australia’s General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is used by the Australian government to fill skill gaps in the Australian economy by targeting specific occupations and people with relevant skills and experience. Software Engineers are listed on the Australian government’s Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List. This means this occupation is in high demand in Australia, and opens up pathways…
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457 visaGeneral Skilled Migration
January 23, 2018

Why Mike Cannon-Brookes’ “radical” idea may not be so radical after all

In a recent interview with StartupSmart, Queensland’s chief entrepreneur Steve Baxer (also of Shark Tank fame) recently revealed a conversation held with Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes where they discussed solutions to attract more skilled tech workers  locally. The idea proposed by Cannon-Brookes involved picking “the top 50 universities in the world, and tell their graduates if they have good enough…