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Immigration Law Blog by Hannan Tew Lawyers

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Comparison of the significant changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)

After much deliberation, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (the Department) has introduced a host of legislative instruments which establish in law the changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) program. These changes have been discussed by the Department for almost 12 months (see our summary here) and largely reflect the initial proposals. A breakdown of the implementation of these…
Mihan Hannan
March 20, 2018
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Our take on the new visa scheme to attract skilled global talent (Global Talent Scheme)

The 457 visa was replaced over the weekend by the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa - the culmination of nearly a year of gradual changes being implemented and uncertainty for many businesses and individuals. Since the government’s announcement of the reforms to the 457 visa programme, the changes have largely been criticised by many prominent figures in the tech…
Jordan Tew
March 20, 2018
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Student visa cancellation, and conditions on a Student visa

The last decade has seen an influx of international students accessing Australia’s world class education system. The Sydney Morning Herald noted in an article on 2 Mach 2018 that from 2015 to 2017 the number of overseas students at Sydney universities increased from 55,000 to 75,745, or a 37.7% increase in just 2 years. As a result of these increased…
Jordan Tew
March 19, 2018
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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…
February 20, 2018
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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…
February 20, 2018
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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…
February 19, 2018

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