Monthly Archives: April 2016

Australian Migration Agents Call on Government for Major Reform

Australian Migration Agents Call on Government for Major Reform Migration agents across Australia are calling on the Government to launch an independent review of the country’s migration program. They are warning that if action is not taken immediately then Australia’s migration laws may be in danger of impinging on individual rights and freedoms. In a… Read More

Government Launches Initiative to Boost North Australian Economy

The Government has launched new legislation aimed at emphasising locations outside of major capital cities as a viable long-term settlement option for overseas job seekers. The legislation is set to generate a slew of new initiatives, including the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF), a move taken from recommendations in the White Paper on… Read More

South Australian Announces New Program to Help Retain High-Achieving International Graduates

South Australian Announces New Program to Help Retain High-Achieving International Graduates The South Australian Government has announced new changes to the state nomination application process, aimed at attracting high-achieving students. With the launch of this scheme, high-performing international graduates who study at public universities in South Australia will be exempt from several requirements when applying… Read More

DIBP Launches New Short Term Mobility Visa

Australian Government Launches New Short Term Mobility Visa for Skilled Migrant Workers The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced the July 2016 rollout of a new visa program, which will allow skilled migrants to temporarily work in Australia without the need for a 457 skilled migration visa. Replacing the previous 400 visa,… Read More

Important Changes to 457 Visa

The DIBP Announces Changes to Self Sponsorship and Training Expenditure Calculations The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced important policy changes to the Temporary (Skilled) (Subclass 457) Work Visa, which will affect payroll calculations and self sponsorship. The changes are intended to crack down on discrepancies in the pre-existing visa pathway system,… Read More