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AUSTRALIA: Further Details of New Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional Visa

The Australian government has published legislation for the new Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (Subclass 494), which will come into effect on 16 November 2019. The list of qualifying occupations has not yet been published.

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AUSTRALIA: Immigration Impact of 2019/20 Budget

The Australian Government presented the 2019/20 budget on 2 April 2019. 

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AUSTRALIA: New Visa Categories Announced

The Australian Government has announced two new provisional visa categories and a new permanent visa, effective November 2019.

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AUSTRALIA: Immigration Developments for Employers

Changes to Skilled Occupation Lists On 11 March 2019, new legislative instruments, listing the skilled occupations that are relevant if applying for a number of skilled visas, came into effect.

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AUSTRALIA: Sponsor Compliance and Publication of Sanctions

Effective 13 December 2018, enhanced integrity regulations have come into effect, allowing the immigration department to publicly list companies which have failed to satisfy a sponsorship obligation.

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AUSTRALIA: Labour Market Testing and Free Trade Agreements

On 31 October 2018, Australia became the sixth signatory to the ‘Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership’ (TPP-11), after Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore. The agreement comes into force on 30 December 2018. Chile, Peru, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam are [..]

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AUSTRALIA: Changes to Working Holiday Maker Visa Programme

There have been some recent changes to the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa programme, which allows qualifying applicants to have a holiday in Australia and work there to help fund their trip.

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AUSTRALIA: September SkillSelect Results

Australia’s September 2018 SkillSelect invitations have come and gone, and from the data released by Immigration, it appears that for now they are sticking to the 2500 per month total invites – 2490 for Skilled Independent SC189 and 10 for Skilled Regional SC489 Family Sponsored. By points score, [..]

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Newland Chase Welcomes Michael Wall as Managing Director, Australia

Newland Chase is pleased to welcome Michael Wall to its team as Managing Director of Australia. In his new role as head of Newland Chase’s Australia practice, Michael leads the company’s corporate immigration service delivery to its growing base of clients operating in Australia.

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