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Benefits of Regional Australia Visa

Regional employers will have access to additional regional occupations to sponsor migrants and priority processing of regional visa applications. There will also be additional points for certain points-tested migrants who are sponsored to settle in regional Australia. Employers in regional Australia, as well as State and Territory governments, who sponsor regional...
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New Regional Visas

There will be two new skilled regional provisional visas (valid for up to five years) introduced in November 2019 for skilled migrants, and dependent family members, who want to live and work in Australia. Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa: for people sponsored by an employer in regional Australia. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa:...
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International nurses - new assessment

From October 1, Nurses and midwives with international qualifications will be offered the choice of either a bridging course or OBA to register in Australia. At present, internationally qualified nurses and midwives (IQNMs) who arrive in Australia holding qualifications which are relevant but not substantially equivalent to the Australian qualifications have...
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Working in Regional Australia

The Australian Government is committed to supporting migrants to settle in regional areas, and works closely with state, territory and local governments, and local communities, to attract migrants to regional areas. Skilled migrants settling in regional Australia have a diverse range of available occupations to match their experience, skills and qualifications....
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Apprenticeships

Morrison Government looks to move away from skilled, foreign labour as reported in the Daily Telegraph. Taxpayers will help bankroll much-needed apprentices in jobs heavily filled by overseas workers as the Morrison Government moves to build a local workforce for its $100 billion infrastructure investment. Jobs Minister Michaelia Cash has revealed...
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Skilled Regional Migration

Australia intends to improve its intake of skilled migrants and its focus will be squarely on regional Australia and not the metropolitan centres. It will encourage migrants to settle in regional cities and towns with major infrastructure development in order to consider the skills certification, training and employment processes of potential...
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Australia Initiatives

A new Population Plan to effectively manage Australia’s future population came into effect on 01 July 2019. The Plan directly affects the Australian migration scheme, in particular applicants who are overseas students or temporary residents. The Population plan will; Ease the population pressures on Australia’s big capitals and support the growth...
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Skilled overseas dairy farm workers


Dairy farmers now have more opportunities to attract and retain staff, after skilled overseas workers employed under a Dairy Industry Labour Agreement were made eligible for permanent residency. The changes were successfully progressed by the Australian Dairy Farmers, working closely with Dairy Australia, making the Australian dairy industry more attractive to...
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Why you need an Immigration Law Specialist?


Because it has now become more difficult for migrants to obtain an invitation following expression of interests for the Skilled Independent visa as well as the Skilled Regional (provisional) visa should always be enhanced. Applicants are ranked by point score and the 100 people who have received the highest scores are...
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New approach to tackling labour shortages

A new program to tackle labour shortages in Victoria’s Great South Coast region has been officially launched in Warrnambool. The Great South Coast Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) provides an opportunity for regional employers to be endorsed to hire overseas workers for roles that cannot be filled by Australian residents. The...
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IT Professionals


The twelve-month pilot of a Global Talent Scheme for tech-focused visas will be continued past its looming finish date. The Global Talent Scheme was launched in July last year. The scheme, which sits under the Temporary Skills Shortage visa class, provides visas for “highly skilled and specialised positions that can’t be...
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Skills Assessment for trade occupations

Trades Recognition Australia has announced changes to the trade skills assessment process, including changes employment experience criteria and payment process for OSAP, TSS and TRS trade skills assessments. Trade Occupations A Trade Skills Assessment is an important part of the process when migrating to Australia. The assessment determines if you have...
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Regional Visas the Focus for New Government


Australia expects the number of temporary and permanent visas approved to increase in 2019 as more places are made available. Regional areas of Australia are crying out for workers and find it difficult to find residents or migrants who can fill those roles using current visa pathways. These new Regional Visas...
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Australia Tops Global List for Millionaire Migrants


There is an old saying;  When in Rome, do as the Romans do.  While America has previously been the leading destination for millionaires and budding entrepreneurs alike, Australia has recently overtaken the US as the preferred home for the migrating wealthy. In just over four years, Australia has attracted 35,000 new...
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Three Year Working Holiday Visas for Greek Migrants

You are probably already familiar with the Australian Working Holiday Visa and that it is normally a 12-month visa with the option to extend it if you do some regional work. As Australia and Greece have been working on a reciprocal work and holiday program, the Australian government has made a...
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New Regional Sponsorship Visas


Coming in November 2019 are three new regional visa subclasses to focus growth efforts in some of Australia’s regions. The great news is that these visas will likely provide many individuals with pathways to Permanent Residency that were previously not open to them and gaining permanent residency will allow you to...
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Skilled TSS 482 Visas

  This is a temporary 2-year work visa, which can be extended, and is a great way for people with the specified skills to live and work in Australia. There are two occupations lists which will affect the specific requirements you will need to meet as the  Short-Term Skilled Occupations List...
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New Sponsored Parent (Temp) Visa changes


While there are new three and five-year sponsored Parent Visas available for applicants, a limit of 15,000 of these visas will be available at any time. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have funds available for the duration of their stay and health insurance will be a requirement. There are...
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Job growth in Australia


There are likely to be around 886,000 more jobs by 2023 and the top industries for the expected jobs growth are in:       Health Care and Social Assistance Construction Education and Training Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Marketing and Advertising Hospitality (food preparation) Reasons for expected jobs growth include:...
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Regional Working Holiday Visa


Do you want to become eligible for a third-year working holiday visa? From July 1 applicants who complete at least 6 months of specified regional work while on their second year working holiday visa may be eligible to do so. And as previously advised, there will be increased emphasis on migration...
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