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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 [..]

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Newland Chase Speakers at HR Summit Melbourne

Newland Chase is proud to have had speakers at the HR Summit Melbourne held 31 July to 1 August at the Crown Promenade in Melbourne, Australia. Senior Consultant, Esther Taft, and Business Development [..]

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Meet Helen Duncan, Australia Immigration Director

On May 8 and 9 (depending where in the world you are), Newland Chase’s Director in Australia, Helen Duncan presented her webinar

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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, [..]

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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 [..]

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Australian Immigration | Skilled Migration Visas with State Nominations

Holders of 457 and TSS visas often assume that they will apply for permanent residency through the Temporary Residence Transitional pathway of an ENS or RSMS visa. But with changes to employer sponsored visas, including the introduction of the Skilling Australians [..]

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AUSTRALIA: What Happened to the Temporary Parent Visa?

The early 2017 announcement of a longer stay, temporary visa for parents of Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents was met with great anticipation. Parents no longer needed to meet the balance of family” test by [..]

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Australian Immigration | Trade Deals and Labour Markets

A trade deal between eleven Pacific Rim countries is set to be ratified by the Australian Government, after support for the deal was raised by the Labor Party.


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AUSTRALIA: No More Priority Processing for Work Visas

Effective 5 September 2018, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has ceased accepting priority processing requests for the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) and Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457).


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AUSTRALIA: New Labour Market Testing Requirements

Effective 12 August 2018, several changes have been introduced to the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements for the Temporary Skill Shortage (Subclass 482) visa.


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AUSTRALIA: Character Issues and the Fraud Criterion in Visa Applications

When applying for an Australian visa, all applicants will be asked the same question – “Have you ever been convicted of an offence?” How do you answer this thorny question? 


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AUSTRALIA: Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy Launches 12 August

Legislation released today announced that the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy will be payable for employer-sponsored nomination applications effective 12 August 2018.


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Australian Immigration | Rise of the 485 Visa

ABC reported on 26 July 2018 that a record number of Students are remaining in Australia on Graduate 485 visas (with work [..]

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AUSTRALIA: Global Talent Scheme Pilot Begins

The Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has released further details of its pilot Global talent Scheme (GTS), aimed at attracting highly-skilled talent to Australia, which took effect on 1st July 2018.


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AUSTRALIA: Visa Application Charges Increase

Department of Immigration visa application charges (VAC) are set to increase for a number of visas lodged on or after 1st July 2018.


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