Agriculture Minister Announces New Farm Worker Visa

The Federal Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, has announced that delivering a new special farm workers visa in time for the current picking season will be one of his top priorities. Littleproud has been meeting with the Minister for Immigration, David Coleman, about the possibility of introducing a new skilled worker visa aimed specifically at… Read More

Government Considers Extending Regional Visa Requirement to Five Years

The Coalition government may introduce a proposal which would see the minimum time period that migrants on regional visas have to remain in the area of their employment extended from two to five years. According to a report published in The Australian, the Morrison cabinet is currently considering a plan to extend the mandatory regional… Read More

The changing face of Australian immigration

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 18 months, you would have noticed that there has been a momentous shift in attitude as to the way that Australia views those people looking to secure a new life in our great country. Recent media on intervention on visas for two au pairs,… Read More

Top Tips for Lodging Partner Visas shared by expert Laurie Duncan

 With over 50 years of experience in the immigration industry, here are my top tips for someone considering lodging an Australian partner visa: 1. Just because you are in a genuine relationship with an Australian citizen/Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen, don’t assume that the Department of Home Affairs will automatically see… Read More

IMPORTANT TSS VISA UPDATE – Immediate cessation of priority processing requests

The Department of Home Affairs has just announced the cessation of priority processing requests. Absolute Immigration disagrees with this action. We believe there are a number of questionable decisions that could be overturned by the government which could affect sponsoring companies and overseas foreign nationals looking to work in Australia. Sponsors will no longer be… Read More

Qantas Secures Labour Agreement Deal to Import Foreign Pilots

The major Australian airline, Qantas, has struck a deal with the Coalition government to recruit 76 new foreign pilots to aid in alleviating its’ ongoing skills shortage crisis. The migration agreement was finalized late last month, and allows the airline to bring in 76 pilots and instructors into the country for up to four years…. Read More

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