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  1. Visas and immigration
    Entrepreneur Visa (Subclass 188) NSW new nomination criteria The New South Wales Government have released details which they say will make it easier for talented migrant entrepreneurs to migrate and settle in that State. NSW has aligned their nomination criteria with that of the Department of...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Introduction of a new Temporary Residency visa for parents of Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents The Australian government have invited the public to provide input regarding the proposed introduction of a 5-year temporary residency visa for the parents of Australian citizens or...
  3. Visas and immigration
    On 27 September 2016, the Australian Government announced that the Visa Application Charge (VAC) for Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) will be reduced by $50 to $390 come 1 January 2017. Further, the Government has approved a tax rate of 19 per cent on earnings up to $37,000 to working holiday...
  4. Visas and immigration
    After another review of the Skilled Migration and Temporary Activity Visa streams, the Australian Government have decided upon changes to the Temporary Activity Visa framework effective from 19 November 2016. Five subclass visas will be closed to new applications; these are: Subclass 401...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Visa applicants will come under greater scrutiny in Australia with the announcement of a new risk assessment system to weed out undesirable or risky people. The new visa risk assessment capability will be created inside in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) with more...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Two new visa initiatives are being introduced that will enhance tourism, youth mobility and business links between Australia and Singapore. The new visa arrangements have been developed as part of the Australia-Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and the two countries have agreed to...
  7. Visas and immigration
    A number of new measures relating to visas and passports in Australia have been confirmed in the Government's annual Budget announcement. A three year multiple entry visa will be introduced for low immigration risk nationals from India, Thailand, Vietnam and Chile and a user pays visitor visa...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Australia to make changes to visa applications for Chinese people in a bid to entice more of them to visit the country for pleasure and business and to study. Under plans being drawn up the number of visa categories could be reduced from eight to two to make it easier for Chinese students to...
  9. Visas and immigration
    The case of a British man in Australia on a working holiday visa who ended up helping to run a high growth start-up company is being highlighted amid calls for an overhaul of the visa system. It is claimed that start-ups in particular find it hard to recruit talented workers from overseas as...
  10. Education
    The Migration Council in Australia has suggested that there should be a visa lottery for international students to address the severe shortage of skilled professionals in certain areas. In a report it suggests that to address the skills shortage over the medium term there should be a visa...
  11. Jobs and work
    The consultation process for a new entrepreneur visa in Australia has opened with the government seeking feedback to ensure the new visa stream matches expectations. Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, said the aim of the new visa is to attract the best and...
  12. Visas and immigration
    The Australian visa system could be seeing a shake up again this year with various reports of potential changes. Firstly there have been reports of a leaked cabinet document that proposes a simplified visa framework to create stronger controls over access to permanent residency and citizenship...
  13. Visas and immigration
    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia has sought to assure users, including visa applicants, that it continues to take steps to strengthen controls over private information it holds. The assurance comes after a major breach during the recent G20 summit in Brisbane...
  14. Visas and immigration
    The Immigration department in Australia has confirmed details of some of the measures being undertaken to strengthen the integrity of the 457 programme which is popular with overseas workers. These include the introduction of a new penalty making it unlawful for sponsors to be paid for a...
  15. Visas and immigration
    A court ruling has created uncertainty in Australia's offshore resources sector by effectively saying that working visas for non-Australian nationals in the sector are invalid, it is claimed. New visa arrangements for offshore maritime activities in the resource industry were announced last...
  16. Visas and immigration
    A large number of people who are found to be working illegally in Australia have recently arrived in the country on tourist visas, officials have found. The revelation comes as the Australian government's crackdown on illegal workers is continuing with the latest batch found in the states of...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Australia officials have confirmed changes to the skilled visa programme which have taken into account recommendations from a recent independent review of the popular visa stream. The government will introduce a new penalty making it unlawful for sponsors to receive payment in return for...
  18. Visas and immigration
    A group of Irish expats in Australia have had their visas cancelled amid allegations they have been involved in an organised scam to defraud or steal from elderly people. In total seven people have been taken into police custody and another 19 detained by the Department of Immigration and...
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