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Visa
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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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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  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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