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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.
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Traffic Light Bulletin: 2018 Mid-Year Update to Occupation Lists

The Department of Jobs and Small Business is responsible for reviewing the composition of the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Regional Occupation List (ROL) to identify occupations that would benefit from skilled migration for the purpose of meeting the skill needs of the Australian economy. Theses lists then impact the…
Mihan Hannan
June 22, 2018
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Immigration Update: Skilling Australians Fund and Labour Market Testing

On 9 May 2018 Bill’s establishing the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) and tightening existing labour market test (LMT) criteria were passed in Parliament. Although a commencement date for the new legislation has not yet been determined, the changes are expected to come into effect in June 2018. Skilling Australian Fund Levy Legislation The Bill to establish the SAF Levy passed…
Mihan Hannan
May 15, 2018
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Accredited Sponsorship and the benefits for employers

Accredited Sponsorship status is granted to those employers who meet specific criteria set out by the Department of Home Affairs (Department). Accredited Sponsors receive preferential treatment from the Department resulting in faster turn-around times and less scrutinised applications. Read more below to determine whether your organisation can meet the necessary criteria. What does sponsorship accreditation grant an employer? There are substantial…
Jordan Tew
April 18, 2018
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Comparison of the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (Subclass 482) visa to the prior 457 visa

On 18 March 2018, the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (Class GK) (Subclass 482) visa came into effect, while applications for the Subclass 457 visa were closed. This represented the culmination of near a year of gradual changes since the Australian Department of Home Affairs (the Department) announced the reforms to the Subclass 457 visa program in April 2017. Below is…
March 23, 2018
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Comparison of the significant changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)

After much deliberation, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (the Department) has introduced a host of legislative instruments which establish in law the changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) program. These changes have been discussed by the Department for almost 12 months (see our summary here) and largely reflect the initial proposals. A breakdown of the implementation of these…
Mihan Hannan
March 20, 2018
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Our take on the new visa scheme to attract skilled global talent (Global Talent Scheme)

The 457 visa was replaced over the weekend by the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa - the culmination of nearly a year of gradual changes being implemented and uncertainty for many businesses and individuals. Since the government’s announcement of the reforms to the 457 visa programme, the changes have largely been criticised by many prominent figures in the tech…
Jordan Tew
March 20, 2018

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