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The new subclass 482 temporary skill shortage visa comes into effect

On 19 March 2018, the Government has introduced the new Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa. This new visa enables employers to engage a temporary skilled overseas worker if an appropriately skilled Australian worker is unavailable. An overseas worker must be nominated by a sponsoring business and obtain a Subclass…

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Frequent Traveller – Ten year validity visitor visa stream

There has been an amendment to the Migration Act 1958 (Migration Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 5) Regulation 2016) which now creates a new Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa stream to be known as the Frequent Traveller stream for frequent travellers which permits both tourism and business visitor activities and allows up…

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Warning – Visa Application Charges are Increasing!

As part of the Government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook the Visa Application Charges (VACs) for some visas that are in high demand have been increased. The Government is trying to make it a fairer ‘user-pays’ system. The higher charges will take effect on 1 January 2013. Some visa applicants…

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