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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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Australian Entry Requirements For Unvaccinated Travellers

Australian Entry Requirements For Unvaccinated Travellers

All temporary visa holders, as well as Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents, must apply for a travel exemption to enter Australia. If granted, travellers must adhere to strict entry requirements upon their arrival, which includes evidence of their vaccination...

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Eased Border Restrictions To Take Effect By November 2021

Eased Border Restrictions To Take Effect By November 2021

Several announcements have been made regarding the easing of Australian border restrictions in recent weeks. These announcements apply to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents, as well as temporary visa holders who have not been able to return to Australia...

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Federal Government Attempts To Overturn High Court Ruling

Federal Government Attempts To Overturn High Court Ruling

In February 2020  in the case of Love and Thoms, the High Court of Australia (HCA) ruled by a majority of four judges to three, that persons deemed to be Aboriginal  Australians cannot be 'aliens' and therefore cannot be deported.  This was an important decision in...

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