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The Australian border is back open for skilled and work migrants

The news everyone in business and service industries has been waiting for has finally arrived. After nearly two years of our borders being closed, they will reopen on 1 December 2021 to fully vaccinated skilled and work visa applicants people who will no longer need to seek exemptions. The Prime…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Visas for Australia

The World Health Organization has announced that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a pandemic. The migration situation is changing rapidly throughout Australia. As an Australian citizen or permanent resident, can I still enter Australia? There is no restriction on Australian citizens or permanent residents entering Australia at this stage. However, those arriving…

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Recent Updates at the Department of Immigration

On July 1 2015 Australian Customs and Border Protection Service was officially disestablished, and together with the pre-existing Department, the new Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) was created. The DIBP will still be responsible for visa applications, while the Australian Border Force will be the operational arm…

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New Law to Target Foreign Ownership in Australia

A new law to be bought in during the Federal Parliament’s next sitting period would seek to close existing loopholes that currently allow the illegal purchase of existing properties in Australia by foreign nationals. This comes off the back of a National Australia Bank survey of 300 people in the…

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The future of Australia’s Visa system – Pay as you go?

On the 20th of March 2015 the Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey announced a Productivity Commission inquiry into the “greater use of charges relative to quotas and qualitative criteria to determine the intake of temporary and permanent entrants into Australia.” The final report of the enquiry, due in mid-March 2016, will…

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