Blog2018-07-13T20:11:59+00:00

New Regional Skilled Migration Proposal:City Migration Ban

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population, Alan Tudge, has announced plans for the Government to introduce new visa conditions that require skilled migrants to live and work outside popular metropolitan areas such as Melbourne and Sydney. So which visas could be affected by the proposed 5 year metropolitan migration ban, and [...]

What occupations can employers sponsor for under the Skilled Occupation Lists?

Australian businesses looking to sponsor employees, either for a temporary visa or Australian permanent residence, are able to sponsor individuals for eligible skilled occupations listed on the relevant Skilled Occupation List. Effective 18 March 2018, there are now several different Skilled Occupation Lists prescribed under Australian immigration law for [...]

New Skilling Australians Fund Levy for Sponsors

The Australian Government has now passed important new legislation to establish a Skilling Australians Fund, administered by the Department of Education and Training (DET), to support skills development of Australians.  The Skilling Australians Fund replaces the outgoing Sponsorship Training Benchmark Obligations applicable under the 457 program, requiring employers to spend at [...]

Fast Processing for new 482 Visa Applications

With the introduction of the new subclass 482 visa on 18 March 2018 came more stringent legal requirements to satisfy before making an application and clear powers enabling the Department of Home Affairs to refuse an application where supporting evidence was not provided at the time of application. It was [...]

Australian Immigration Law – is your business complying?

Australian Immigration Law compliance is fast becoming a high priority in the boardroom for Australian businesses given the serious penalties imposed by the Migration Act 1958 both for individuals and companies. Protecting your business starts with knowing your immigration law compliance obligations. Here are some of the key ways [...]