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What does Australia’s Immigration program look like in 2021?

There is no doubt immigration plays a vital role in Australia’s economic plan in normal times. I believe it will be even more important in a post COVID-19 world which we are all hoping for in 2021. The Federal government and the State and Territories have always focused on attracting…

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New changes to the Minister Of Religion Labour Agreement for religious assistants

The Department of Home Affairs announced important changes to Minister of Religion Labour Agreement (MORLA). The changes facilitate sponsorship of the additional occupation of Religious Assistant (ANZSCO 451816). This broadens the MORLA to sponsorship options outside the current occupation of Minister of Religion. A major benefit of the new visa is…

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How does my business employ an overseas worker on a temporary basis?

This is the first in a series of news updates from Visa Australia on the requirements for employing an overseas worker from a business perspective. If you are looking to employ an overseas worker on a temporary basis, please read the latest information below. Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (482) subclass…

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Skilled migration program changes to Subclass 186 and Subclass 187 from March 2018

The government announced significant changes to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa Subclass 186 and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa Subclass 187 in April 2017 with the major changes coming into effect from March 2018 to these permanent employer sponsored visas. The actual date in March has not be…

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A Religious Organisation can only sponsor a Minister of Religion through a labour agreement

The only pathway which allows a Religious Organisation to sponsor a Minister of Religion as an overseas skilled worker is through a labour agreement. A Minister of Religion labour agreement allows Australian religious organisations to sponsor the temporary and permanent entry of overseas skilled workers. The terms and conditions of…

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Good news for subclass 457 visa holders wishing to apply for Permanent Residence

Visa Australia are happy to advise that the Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) have confirmed transitional arrangements for those 457 visa holders who were impacted following the recent reforms. People who held, or had applied for, a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 will be able to apply under…

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457 Visa Changes Announced!

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) have announced new visa changes to the 457 program from 1 July 2013. The updated visa changes include; Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold Increase (TSMIT) The Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) has been increased as of 1 July 2013. The previous TSMIT…

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Increase in Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 Visas Fees

Visas Fees increase 457 Visas; Applicants wishing to obtain the subclass 457 visa will incur increased visas fees from 1 July 2013. The original fee for this visa was $455 but will now be almost doubled to $900. It is estimated that this increase will earn the Government a further…

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Can a small company sponsor overseas workers? Here is the answer!

Yes, a small company in Australia can sponsor overseas workers! The most commonly used visa is the 457 visa which requires a three stage application process the standard business sponsorship for the company, the nomination for the position being offered and the visa for the employee. A few of the…

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457 Visa Changes effective as of 1 July 2012

What are the 457 visa changes as of 1st July 2012? Significant visa changes have been made to the subclass 457 visa which will affect all applications lodged after 1 July 2012. Some of the key visa changes include: An increase in the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) from…

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Labour Agreement Submission for Restaurant & Catering Industry

A current client who is currently sponsoring employees in the restaurant industry has forwarded an article on the Restaurant & Catering (R&C) website. R&C have provide the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) with a written submission for a new template agreement to help the tourism and hospitality sectors attract…

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