2016 Australian Immigration News

2016 Australian Immigration News

457 visa - time to find new job

Time Slashed For 457 Visa Holders To Find A New Job

The Australian government has made changes to the Australian Migration Regulations by amending condition 8107 to provide that a 457 visa holder can only remain in Australia without valid employment for a maximum of 60 days. The relevant section used to enable the holder to cease employment for 90 days which would give a 457 …

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New Temporary Work Visas Going Live In November - Australian Visa - Getting Down Under 2016 Australian Immigration News

New Temporary Work Visas Going Live In November

Australia will soon have four new work visas in place of the existing temporary work visas and Training and Research visas. The federal government intends to have the new framework for temporary work visas in place in November after the approval of the new legislation by the Governor General. The new visas include Subclass 400 …

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Changes to the points test for skilled migration have been made to encourage international students who have completed Australian postgraduate research qualifications in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field to remain in Australia.

Extra Points For International Students To Encourage Stay In Australia

Changes to the points test for skilled migration have been made to encourage international students who have completed Australian postgraduate research qualifications in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field to remain in Australia. These graduates will be granted additional points under the skilled migration programme, enhancing their pathway to permanent residence in Australia. The …

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Australian Entrepreneur Visa

New Entrepreneur Visa Now Available

A new category of visa to attract and retain the best and brightest entrepreneurial talent is now open to new applications. The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said the Government was driving economic growth through innovation, including through our Business Innovation and Investment visa programme. The new Entrepreneur Visa provides a pathway …

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Australia skilled migration changes

Major Proposed Changes To Australia Skilled Migration Program

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world apply to migrate to Australia, but only a select group make it through the annual intake process. In a recently submitted report to the Australian Government, the Productivity Commission has recommended significant changes to Australia’s Skilled Migration program.   Some of the major recommendations are: …

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Temporary Parent Visa Australia

New Temporary Visa for Parents Of Australian Residents

The Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Alex Hawke has announced a plan to introduce a new temporary visa for parents of Australian citizens, permanent residents and Eligible New Zealand citizens. Under the new temporary visa to be introduced parents who are sponsored by their Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen …

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Hung Parliament may affect Immigration Policy in Australia

ACT State Nominations Closed For 2016

Hey all, an Important announcement from ACT – Canberra affecting only overseas residents. From 13 September 2016, applications for ACT nomination from overseas residents will not be accepted. If you are living outside of Australia you will not be able to start an application for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until …

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flagged jobs on the SOL

Will Your Occupation Be Removed From The Australian SOL

As part of the annual SOL review, there are a number of occupations which are ‘flagged’ for possible removal in the future. Generally, occupations are flagged when there is emerging evidence of excess supply in the labour market. For the 2016–17 SOL, 51 occupations have been flagged. Although being flagged down not guarantee that the …

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Changes to the points test for skilled migration have been made to encourage international students who have completed Australian postgraduate research qualifications in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field to remain in Australia.

Australian Student Visa Changes 1st July 2016

From 1 July 2016, there will be only one student visa available to study in Australia – the Student visa (subclass 500). Australian Student visa (subclass 500). The official line from the Australian government is that the new subclass 500 student visa will “support the sustainable growth of Australia’s international education sector by making the process …

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2016 - 2017 Australian Skilled Occupations List (SOL)

Australia Skilled Occupations List 2016 – 2017

PLEASE NOTE THE OCCUPATIONS LIST REFERENCED IN THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN REPLACED AND IS NO LONGER VALID – For the most current list of Australian occupations in demand. Please CLICK HERE. The SOL 2016-17 has now been published. See the following article for the full 2016-2017 Skilled Occupations List: https://gettingdownunder.com/sol-2016-17/ In just a couple of months, …

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