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Immigration Law Blog by Hannan Tew Lawyers

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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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February 16, 2018
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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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February 7, 2018
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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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February 6, 2018
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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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February 6, 2018
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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 23, 2018
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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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January 19, 2018

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