Monthly Archives: May 2016

Department of Immigration Announces New Risk Assessment and Data-Sharing System

The Australian Government has announced that visa applicants will be coming under greater scrutiny in future, as part of a new risk assessment system designed to target potential threats. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will be creating a new visa risk assessment capability program, which is aimed at consolidating immigration and border… Read More

Possibility of a New Short Term Visa for Specialists Remains Doubtful

Possibility of a New Short Term Visa for Specialists Remains Doubtful According to reports, the Government’s previously proposed plan to allow Australian businesses to employ specialist overseas professionals without the need for a temporary 457 visa will likely be scrapped. Despite earlier enthusiasm, officials are now saying the plan is unlikely to go ahead, with… Read More