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Changes to Labour Market Testing requirements for Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA)

What is a DAMA? A DAMA is an agreement between the Australian government and a regional, state or territory authority. The benefit of DAMAs are that allows more access to overseas workers so that regions can better respond to their often unique economic and labour markets. Currently the following regions…

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New labour market testing requirements

On 2 September 2020 the Government announced that current labour market testing (LMT) requirements have been enhanced to ensure that Australian workers are prioritised for any job opportunities in Australia. Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa, or Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) visa will require three job advertisements…

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New labour market testing and skilling australians fund rules

If you are intending to sponsor an employee, you need to be aware that there are new rules in place for Labour Market Testing (LMT) and Skilling Australians Fund (SAF). Labour Market Testing A position that is going to be sponsored must be advertised for at least four (4) weeks…

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