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Federal Governments Plan to Boost Migration

Federal Governments Plan to Boost Migration

There is news in the media that the Federal Government is planning to increase the migration cap from the current 160,000 places to 200,000 for the current year. The decision on the exact numbers is likely to be taken in the federals government’s jobs and skills...

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Visa Processing Delays and Priorities

Visa Processing Delays and Priorities

The new Labour government has announced a Jobs Summit in September. One of the objectives of the summit will be to determine what role the future of migration has in helping to develop Australia’s economic future into the 2020s and 2030s. This will involve important...

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Travelling to Australia? An update on Border Requirements

Travelling to Australia? An update on Border Requirements

With Australia’s vaccination numbers being one of the highest in the world, the Australian government continues to slowly relax COVIDSafe restrictions. Since complete border closure in 2020, to COVIDSafe border control measures in the beginning of this year, this new...

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Migration the Road Ahead – 2022-23

Migration the Road Ahead – 2022-23

With the Financial Year 2021-22 coming to an end, we are now looking to the planning figures for migration for the year 2022-23 to understand what lies ahead of us in the coming year. While the total planning levels for 2022-23 have remained the same as for the year...

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Immigration Policy Changes Expected from the New Government

Immigration Policy Changes Expected from the New Government

Photo by Aditya Joshi on Unsplash With a new government sworn in, immigration professionals, businesses and migrants are looking to see how the new government will shape the immigration policy as it relates to skilled workers, family migration and asylum seekers. In...

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Specified Work for 2nd and 3rd Working Holiday Makers

Specified Work for 2nd and 3rd Working Holiday Makers

Working holiday makers (WHM) who hold a subclass 417 or 462 are required to undertake specified work in specified areas of Australia to be eligible for a second and third WHM visa. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has added more specified areas and work to qualify...

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The New Australian Agriculture Visa Program

The New Australian Agriculture Visa Program

The success of the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme encouraged the government to provide a new addition called the Australian Agriculture Visa Program (AAV). This is a new visa stream that will be offered under the existing Temporary Work (International...

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Federal Budget Updates for Migration 2022-23

Federal Budget Updates for Migration 2022-23

The federal government announced the 2022-23 budget on Tuesday this week and announced the migration planning levels for the year. The government noted the impact of closed borders on Australia’s workforce shortages. We understand that the government intends to invest...

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Business Innovation and Investment Program (“BIIP”)

Business Innovation and Investment Program (“BIIP”)

The BIIP has two (2) visa categories, namely, The Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 188) (“the 188 Visa”). The Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 888) (“the 888 Visa”). The 188 Visa The 188 Visa is a provisional...

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Migration Updates – February 2022

Migration Updates – February 2022

The migration industry has seen interesting changes in the last 2 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and February was no different. Below are some updates from the Department of Home Affairs in relation to skilled workers. Temporary Employer Sponsored Visas - STSOL...

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Enhanced Visa Pathways For Short-Term TSS 482 Visa Holders

Enhanced Visa Pathways For Short-Term TSS 482 Visa Holders

The Government is making it easier for highly skilled migrants to remain in Australia and to continue working in critical sectors as Australia’s road to post-pandemic economic recovery continues. Due to the unprecedented labour shortages across Australia, the...

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Reopening of Australian Borders

Reopening of Australian Borders

On Monday 7 February 2022 the Australian Prime Minister announced in a joint media statement that the Australian borders will officially be reopened on 21 February 2022. Since COVID-19 forced Australia’s border closure in early 2020, tourism and migration have...

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Travel Waiver Exemptions – Request A Review

Travel Waiver Exemptions – Request A Review

The Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner has introduced a new appeal process and it is possible to seek review a refused travel waiver exemption application. If the ABF refuse your request for a travel exemption, you can apply to the Department for a review. You...

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