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Visa
MAJOR PANDEMIC RELATED CONCESSIONS FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE PATHWAYS FOR CERTAIN TEMPORARY WORKERS   The Department Home Affairs has announced that from 24th November 2020, temporary workers whose employment has been adversely affected as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, may still qualify for permanent residence if the changes to their employment were: Changed as a…
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Updates in relation relaxation of Travel Exemptions   The Federal government has recently updated its travel advice in relation to the COVID pandemic and the following do not need a travel exemption to enter Australia: An individual who has resided in New Zealand for at least 14 days immediately before travelling to Australia; A person…
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Interim Allocations   The government has recently announced interim allocations for the below visas, prior to the Federal Budget on 6th October 2020. To date however, NSW for example, is still not accepting nominations for the s190 or 491 visa. State or Territory subclass 190 subclass 491 & 489 Business And Investment visas  ACT 250…
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Latest Covid-19 Developments The Federal government has released details of recent developments in the migration sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic:   Travel exemption requirements for individuals in critical sectors or with critical skills An individual exemption may be granted if you are a non-citizen: travelling at the invitation of the Australian Government…
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Migration Planning Levels for 20/21 Financial Year as a result of COVID – 19 pandemic   As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Budget has been deferred until 4 October 2020. This has significant implications for all government departments dependent on the financial allocations made as part of the Budget decisions, including the…
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has recently announced the government was looking into ways to resume international travel. “I think there will be the opportunity for Australians to engage in essential business travel,” he told 2GB Radio. Scott Morrison said that international travel was already open for a small number of businesses, “provided the quarantine arrangements are…
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Overview of latest COVID-19 information from the Department of Home Affairs for Businesses and Employers.   The Department of Home Affairs has recently provided information to assist specific industries as well as employers affected by the ongoing pandemic.  These measures are designed to assist Australian employers and key industries recover from the effects of the…
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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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