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REMINDER: Deadline looming for LMT under current TSMIT
Time is running out to commence the required four weeks advertising for Labour Market Testing, if attempting to meet the 30 June 2023 deadline for applications at the current $53,900 TSMIT.
Update on the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement
We provide an update on the coded inclusion of the Aged Care sector in an Industry Labour Agreement template and the impact and benefits that follow.
Urgent Update: Labour Market Testing & new $70k TSMIT change
Following the announcement that the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) will increase to $70,000 (plus Superannuation) from 1 July 2023, Jamie Lingham, our CEO and Global Immigration Leader, provides a further update.
Changes for Partner of a Worker Work Visa
The visa conditions for new Partner of Worker Work Visas are changing this month. Many people who apply for these visas from 31 May 2023 will need to work for an Accredited Employer and be paid at least the median wage.
Q&A with Robert Walters: NZ’s Immigration Settings
Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Director, recently sat down with Georgia Hawley, Legal Recruitment Consultant at Robert Walters, to discuss the challenge NZ companies are facing in attracting talent.
Super Guarantee Increase Alert
Our Immigration Director of Absolute Immigration Legal, Alex Kaufman, provides us with details regarding the Superannuation Guarantee employer contribution increase and potential repercussions for Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa holders.
The impacts of the 2023 Budget on migration
Recent Government announcements including the Federal Budget, has a number of impacts on Australia’s migration program. Our CEO and Global Immigration Leader, Jamie Lingham, provides an outline and commentary.
New Labour Agreement for Aged Care Industry
In consultation with businesses and unions, the Government has announced a new Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement with the aim to promote increased recruitment and retention in the aged care workforce.
EOI’s for Parent Resident Visa Category
The next selection for the Parent Resident Visa Category expressions of interest (EOIs) will take place on 9 May 2023.
The Review of Australia’s Immigration System & Immediate Changes Announced
Our immigration experts Jamie Lingham, Majlinda Lulo, Alex Kaufman, and Jannaha Schillaci, gave viewers an overview of the recent Review of Australia’s Immigration System & immediate changes announced by the Government.
Increase to Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT)
The Government has announced they will increase the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) from $53,900 to $70,000 from July 1, 2023.
Our takeouts from the ‘Review of the Migration System’ report
Our Immigration Director of Absolute Immigration Legal, Alex Kaufman, provides us with takeouts from the recently released Government report – ‘A Migration System for a More Prosperous and Secure Australia’.
Transport sector agreement finalised
Effective immediately, employers will have a media wage exemptions set at $28 an hour when hiring bus drivers.
Green List changes confirmed
From 29 May 2023, Internal and External Auditors will be added to the ‘Straight to Residence’ Green List pathway, along with a number of roles added to the ‘Work to Residence’ Green List pathway.
Direct pathway to Australian citizenship for New Zealand citizens
From 1 July 2023, New Zealand citizens who have been living in Australia for four years or more will be eligible to apply directly for Australian citizenship.