Monthly Archives: August 2018

Important Information – Labour Market Testing (LMT) Regulations Guide

On August 12th 2018 the Department of Home Affairs officially implemented the new Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirements for sponsoring skilled visa workers. The enacting of the LMT legislation has now brought multiple new regulations into effect, requiring employers demonstrate to the Department that they have tested the Australian labour market to ensure that no… Read More

Sunrise on our Orange Sky Partnership

Absolute Immigration is proud to support Orange Sky – a fabulous initiative where our very own, Laurie Duncan, Director – Partner Visas is a passionate and dedicated volunteer. Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homeless – an idea founded in a Brisbane garage by two 20-year-old mates…. Read More

Citizenship Applicants Urged to Lodge Before Spring After Processing Blowout

Permanent residents are being urged to lodge applications for citizenship before Spring, after new figures revealed that the Department of Immigration’s processing queue has blown out by more than 300 per cent. ​ New data published by the Department of Home Affairs shows that the number of permanent residents awaiting approval for citizenship applications has spiked… Read More

A big welcome to our team – Belinda Man – Associate Director

We are excited to announce and welcome Belinda Man as Associate Director of Absolute Immigration. Belinda has been in the Australian immigration industry for 16 years including 11 years at one of Australia’s big four professional services company as a Director. In this role Belinda provided immigration compliance and advisory services to large scale corporate… Read More

Introducing the Nomination Training Contribution Charge

Earlier this month the legislation for the new Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) tax was officially implemented by the Australian government. As a result, several of the skilled worker sponsorship training obligations have now been updated to fall in line with the new requirements. Reg 2.87B Obligation to provide training has now been repealed, which will… Read More

SAF Tax Levy to Commence From 12 August

The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed that the government’s new Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) tax levy will officially come into effect this Sunday on 12 August. The introduction of the SAF will replace the previous Training Benchmarks, which required visa sponsors to demonstrate that they had spent at least 1% of their payroll on… Read More