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What’s the status of children born to Australian citizens, permanent residents, or temporary visa holders?

What happens when an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or temporary visa holder has a baby? The immigration status of the child can differ depending on where the child is born. Children born in Australia Where at least one parent is an Australian citizen Under s 12 of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) (Citizenship Act), a child born in Australia…
Mihan Hannan
January 22, 2020

Singapore imposes harsher penalties for employers in breach of local worker recruitment laws

After recent changes to the Fair Work Consideration Framework (FCF), from 1 January 2020 employers with foreign workers who are deemed guilty of workplace discrimination face stricter penalties and higher fines. What does this mean for companies with foreign workers? Employers making applications for Employment Pass applications are required to advertise positions paying below SGD 15,000 per month on the…
Mihan Hannan
January 17, 2020
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What are the requirements for an Australian visa (in plain English)?

Depending on the visa you apply for in Australia, a visa applicant may need to provide the Department with evidence of your English language ability. The below table sets out the general English requirements for common visa applications (noting that certain applicants may be exempt from English language in lieu of other factors): Visa (common categories) Required level of English…
Mihan Hannan
January 13, 2020
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The new Australian regional visas: Subclass 491 and Subclass 494

From 16 November 2019 Australia opened two new regional visa categories to replacing existing visa programs. There is also an expanded definition of “regional areas” to include areas formerly excluded such as Perth and the Gold Coast. You can read more general information about these updates here. This article provides a useful summary of the eligibility requirements for the visas.…
Mihan Hannan
November 28, 2019
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The point of the points test: Australia’s skilled migration program

The General Points Test set out a myriad of attributes which are assessed by the Department of Home Affairs when considering visa applications for general skilled migration visas (which include Skilled Independent - Subclass 189, Skilled Regional Provisional - 489, Skilled Nominated - Subclass 190 and Permanent Residence Skilled Regional - Subclass 191 visas). The minimum pass marks to enter…
Mihan Hannan
November 24, 2019
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The classification challenge in immigration: what is a Data Scientists as defined in ANZSCO?

In many industries, some of the most in-demand occupations or specialities did not exist 10 or even 5 years ago, and the pace of change is set to accelerate. In recognising that Data Scientists are a “new and emerging” occupation not currently covered by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)…
Jordan Tew
November 1, 2019

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