Skip to main content
(03) 9016 0484

Immigration resources to help you make timely, and reasoned decisions.

Our staff have the knowledge to deal with all immigration problems, no matter how complex. Keep abreast of immigration updates with our blog posts below.

Immigration Law Blog by Hannan Tew Lawyers

australian partner visasGeneral Skilled MigrationGuidelinesOccupation Lists

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…
admin
February 6, 2018
australian partner visasGeneral Skilled MigrationGuidelinesOccupation Lists

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…
admin
February 6, 2018
australian partner visas457 visaGeneral Skilled Migration

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…
admin
January 23, 2018
australian resident visa457 visaENS VisasOccupation Lists

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…
admin
January 19, 2018
australian resident visaCancellationCharacter TestDirection 65

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…
admin
December 6, 2017
australian resident visa457 visaENS VisasImmigration Updates

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…
admin
November 28, 2017

Keep up to date with our latest immigration updates.

Sign up to our newsletter by providing your contact details.