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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…
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January 19, 2018

Transitional Arrangements for 457 Visa Holders and Revised Occupation Lists

The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) have revised the occupation lists for the Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 (457) visa, and provided guidance about transitional arrangements and some expected changes to the upcoming 457 visa in March 2018. January 2018 Occupation list updates Following the Department of Jobs and Small Business’ review of the relevant occupation lists, the Department…
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December 6, 2017

Case Note: Zhou and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Migration) [2017] AATA 2386 (27 November 2017)

Ms Zhou (the Applicant) was the holder of a permanent Subclass 100 visa (Spouse visa). Following a police raid in 2013, she was charged with two offences of: importation of unregistered fire arms and tier 2 goods without approval and possession of unregistered fire arms and tier 2 goods without approval She pleaded guilty to the two offences on the…
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457 visaENS VisasImmigration Updates
November 28, 2017

The “Traffic Light Bulletin”: What happens when your occupation is removed from a skilled occupation list?

From 19 April 2017 the occupation lists that underpin the employer sponsored program (including Subclass 457 and Subclass 186 visas) as well as those underpinning the skilled migration program (including Subclass 189 and Subclass 190 visas) were significantly condensed from 651 to 435 occupations, with 216 occupations removed and access to 59 other occupations restricted. The Department of Immigration and…
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November 18, 2017

Transitional Provisions: Good news for existing 457 visa holders

On 19 April 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) announced a suite of proposed reforms to the 457 visa programme (including its abolishment and replacement) as well as reforms to permanent employer sponsored visas. The more drastic of these changes are to take place from March 2018. The sudden nature of these announcements cast a lot…
ENS VisasInnovation
November 17, 2017

Partnership with York Butter Factory

Hannan Tew are strong advocates of the innovation and entrepreneurship space, and we firmly believe in the value of working together and helping bold new ideas to grow. All these ideals are personified by York Butter Factory (YBF), a leading start-up incubator in Australia and an important contributor to the start-up ecosystem in Melbourne. In addition to their vibrant co-working…
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September 26, 2017

How marriage equality affects Immigration matters

Households across Australia should now be receiving their voting papers as to whether a bill on marriage equality should be introduced into parliament. Despite its non-binding outcome, a positive vote could have wide ranging implications on same sex couples including in the immigration space. Hannan Tew remains committed to assisting people seek immigration assistance irrespective of their background or circumstances.…
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August 9, 2017

Australian permanent residency for New Zealand citizens who arrived on or before 19 February 2016

Provided they meet certain health and character requirements, New Zealand citizens are automatically granted a Special Category (Subclass 444) visa on arrival which enables them to remain in Australia indefinitely, work and study. However, except for in limited circumstances, Australian citizenship was only previously available to New Zealand citizens if they followed the regular channels to first become an Australian permanent…
Immigration UpdatesTSS
July 6, 2017

457 visa reforms and the Technology Industry

457 visa reforms and the Technology Industry Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) workforce has increased significantly over the past few years and is expected to continue to grow from about 640,000 in 2016 to over 722,000 by 2022.  To fill short-term skill gaps, business have understandably turned to ICT workers from overseas. However, the Australian government recently announced a…