Monthly Archives: November 2018

Working Holiday Age Limit Raised to 35 Years for Irish Nationals

The Department of Immigration have announced that the maximum age limit for Irish Nationals seeking an Australian working visa will be increased by five years. Irish citizens up to the age of 35 will now be eligible to qualify for a Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program, following an agreement intended to “promote cultural exchange”… Read More

Government to Loosen Restrictions for Backpacker Visa

The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has announced that the government will loosen restrictions on the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) and Season Worker visa program. The move comes after the Coalition’s failed attempt to introduce an agricultural visa earlier this year, and follows months of pressure from the farming lobby. While the Farming Federation—and the… Read More

Start-Ups Lose Hope as Global Talent Visa Delayed for Months

Australian start-up founders are still facing significant staffing issues, as the government’s proposed Global Talent Visa scheme has yet to eventuate. The pilot program was announced earlier this year by the federal government, in response to criticism from tech industry heavyweights following the abolition of the 457 visa. However, reports suggest that the political turmoil… Read More