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Subclass 887 Skilled Regional visa applicants – Concessions to assist

A lot of applicants for a prospective skilled regional (subclass 887) visa are having or contemplating having problems with their regional residency requirements which are required to be satisfied for the grant of this visa. The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) have indicated a residency concession will be available to…

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Australia’s global talent visa for individuals and businesses

In late 2019 the Australian Government launched the Global Talent - Independent program which offers a streamlined, priority visa pathway for highly skilled and talented individuals to work and live permanently in Australia. There are two streams. The first is the Global Talent Independent Program (GTI) and the second is the…

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Summary of Australian 457 visa issues

On 18 April 2017, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia and the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection jointly announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa…

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Government crack down on 457 skilled visa workers

The Australian Federal Government is cracking down on the number of 457 skilled worker visas handed out to McDonald's, Hungry Jack’s and other fast-food chains. According to reports, McDonald’s, Hungry Jack’s and KFC will no longer be able to sponsor foreign workers on sponsored visas to work at their fast-food…

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Proposed new entrepreneur visa

There could soon be a new visa encouraging entrepreneurs to base their start-ups in Australia. Proposed Entrepreneur visa Entrepreneurs will be lured to Australia by a new visa as part of the Turnbull government's plan to encourage innovative talent. The Australian Government announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA)…

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