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11 March 2019 updates relating to the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visa

On 11 March 2019, the Department of Home Affairs (Department) announced various updates including: changes to the relevant occupation lists; the introduction of a “Health Workforce Certificate” for certain medical practitioners; a new category for businesses to become “Accredited” Business Sponsors; and Labour Agreement updates for: Aged care providers; and Minister of Religion labour agreements. Below is our summary of…
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March 13, 2019
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Expected start date announced for the temporary five year Sponsored Parent visa (Subclass 870)

On 1 March 2019, the Department of Home Affairs (Department) announced that: applications to sponsor a parent through the Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (temporary Parent visa) will be open from 17 April 2019; and once a sponsorship application is approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for the temporary Parent visa. Applications for the visa are intended to…
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March 5, 2019
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What are the English language requirements for TSS (Subclass 482) visas?

Various Australian visas have English language requirements. Not surprisingly, visa applications under the skilled migration program, including the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visa are affected by these requirements. What are the English requirements for primary applicants? Unless exempt from English testing requirements, a primary applicant must provide evidence of their English language proficiency at a prescribed level with…
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February 28, 2019
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OPINION: Why start-ups appear unlikely to use the GTS – we ponder on the GTS pilot three quarters of the way in

On 1 July 2018, the ‘Global Talent Scheme’ (GTS) pilot was rolled out for an expected 12 months, comprising of two streams: Established businesses stream for businesses that are either publicly listed or with an annual turnover of at least $4 million in each of the past 2 years; and Start-up stream for certain start-ups operating in a technology or…
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February 22, 2019
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Do you really need a work visa to Australia? Or are you just undertaking “Business Visitor Activities”?

With the complexity of obtaining work authorisation in Australia, many businesses often look to a variety of temporary visas which permit “business visitor activities” (but not work authorisation) to send foreign employees into Australia. These visas are generally simple to prepare and fast to process, and includes the: Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) (ETA); eVisitor (subclass 651) (eVisitor) visa; or…
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February 15, 2019

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