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What can I do if I am on a working holiday or seasonal worker visa in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme workers can extend their stay for up to 12 months to work for approved employers as long as pastoral care and accommodation needs of workers are met to minimise health risks to visa holders and the community. Approved employers under the Seasonal Worker…

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New Pathway for New Zealander’s to obtain Permanent Residency and Citizenship in Australia

From 1 July 2017, there is a new pathway for New Zealand citizens living in Australia to gain permanent residency status and the Australia Citizenship. This new pathway is within the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa. To qualify for the new visa you must: hold a Special Category Subclass 444…

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A Political Push for the Rights of New Zealand citizens living in Australia

There has been a political push in the media recently towards more rights for New Zealand citizens living in Australia. Currently, if you are a Kiwi and enter Australia you will be automatically granted a subclass 444 visa. This is a temporary visa with no expiry date so you can…

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