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Emily Young

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188
July 14, 2021

What were the 24 June 2021 changes to the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (Subclass 188) visa?

On 24 June 2021, a number of amendments were made to the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) (Migration Regulations) in relation to the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) (see legislative instrument). This is following 19 May 2021 announcements by the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Honourable Alex Hawke, to improve the quality of investments and maximise…
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189New ZealandUncategorized
July 7, 2021

What were the 24 May 2021 changes to the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa in the New Zealand stream?

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted Australia’s labour market, with many employees being stood down or having their hours reduced. This disruption extends to New Zealanders residing in Australia. On 24 May 2021, the Department released a legislative instrument to address the disadvantages to the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) (189) visa applicants in the New Zealand stream who would have,…
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482Employer SponsoredTSS
June 8, 2021

Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visa checklist

The 482 visa is a temporary, employer sponsored visa for skilled foreign workers employed in specified occupations and allows employers to sponsor workers with suitable skills and qualifications where a suitable Australian worker cannot be sourced. It also offers some pathways to permanent residency, making it an appealing option for workers wanting to stay in Australia on a more long-term…
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408CovidStudent
May 11, 2021

Temporary immigration measures to increase support to Australia’s tourism and hospitality sector

On 8 May 2021, Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke announced temporary measures to increase support to Australia’s tourism and hospitality sector. This includes increased access to the 408 visa (COVID-19 Pandemic event stream) and the removal of existing fortnightly work limits placed on student visa holders. These temporary changes are part of the government’s response to support Australia’s economic recovery…
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Schedule 3
May 6, 2021

Can an agent’s actions constitute “factors beyond control” in Schedule 3? A case note: Wong (Migration) [2021] AATA 537 (19 February 2021)

Ms Wong (the applicant) and her family applied for Temporary Business Entry (Class UC) (Subclass 457) (457) visas on 2 March 2018. At the time of application, the applicant did not hold a substantive visa. Among other things, the primary criteria required that if the applicant were in Australia at the time of application and did not hold a substantive…