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Australian Red Cross announcement – Assistance to Temporary Visa Holder   The Red Cross has announced on its website that it will be receiving funding from the Australian Government for the next six months to deliver emergency relief and casework support to temporary visa holders who have no way to support themselves and who have…
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The following measures in relation to temporary visa holders have been announced by the government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Further announcements are expected in the near future. Temporary skilled and student visa holders able to access superannuation Acting Minister Tudge has today announced that temporary visa holders will be able to access up…
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  Department of Home Affairs relaxes 417 and 462 visa rules to assist in bushfire recovery in specified areas. The Department of Home Affairs has decided to relax and broaden the conditions for holders of Subclass 417 and 462 Working Holiday and Work and Holiday Maker visas to allow visa holders to assist in the…
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REGIONAL CERTIFYING BODY FOR BLUE MOUNTAINS NSW for s494 VISA For employers based in the Blue Mountains in NSW, the Department of Home Affairs has announced that the Central West Regional Development Authority has been appointed as the RCB for this regional area. Please note that it is a requirement for the 494 visa, that…
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Horticultural Industry Labour Agreement announced The government has announced a new Horticultural Industry Labour Agreement to commence 1 January 2020. From 1 January 2020, horticultural employers will be able to submit an application to the Department of Home Affairs to sponsor a migrant worker to come to Australia and fill one of the 31 approved…
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Global Talent Independent Program More details have been released by the Department of Home Affairs regarding this program. This program aims to offer a streamlined, priority visa pathway for highly skilled individuals to work and live permanently in Australia. The program is designed to enhance Australia’s ability to compete for the world’s best and brightest…
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Occupations for Subclass 494 visas The Government has released a new Legislative Instrument that lists the eligible occupations and ANZSCO codes for the new 494 visa. These lists for the SC 494 are made up of the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), and the Regional Occupation List (ROL). There is a total of…
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REGIONAL VISA GRANT INCREASE The government has recently announced that the number of regional visas granted under the RSMS (subclass 187) programme has increased by 179%, and the Regional Skilled Sponsored visas by 79%.
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NEW REGIONAL VISAS and CLOSURE OF 187/RSMS PROGRAM New skilled regional visas, both independent and employer sponsored will begin on 16th November 2019. On that date existing regional visas (RSMS/187 and 489) will cease for new applications, although transitional arrangements will apply.
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Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) are agreements between particular geographical areas in Australia and the Department of Home Affairs, to allow prospective migrants to access the 482 visa program with a specific range of occupations to satisfy particular labor market demands in these areas.
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