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Immigration Law Blog by Hannan Tew Lawyers

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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…
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November 18, 2017
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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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November 17, 2017
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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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September 26, 2017
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Permanent Residency for New Zealand Citizens

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…
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August 9, 2017
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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…
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July 6, 2017
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General Skilled Migration: What has changed from 1 July 2017?

Among the changes to the company sponsored visas, there have also been changes to the general skilled migration visa cartegories. Changes to points-tested skilled visas From 1 July 2017 applicants for points-tested skilled visas (excluding the New Zealand pathway) must be below the age of 45 years at time of application. Information on the changes is available at each of…
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July 1, 2017

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