Month: November 2016

POTENTIAL SHAKE UP TO THE TEMPORARY WORK (SUBCLASS 457) VISA SCHEME IN 2017

POTENTIAL SHAKE UP TO THE TEMPORARY WORK (SUBCLASS 457) VISA SCHEME IN 2017 2016 has been an eventful year. A transitional year of what can only be deduced to people wanting to see change. In June 2016, 52% of the United Kingdom voted for a Brexit. In November 2016, America voted for Donald Trump to becomeRead more

NEW LIMITATIONS ON APPROVAL OF SPONSORSHIPS FOR PARTNER AND PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA APPLICATIONS

NEW LIMITATIONS ON APPROVAL OF SPONSORSHIPS FOR PARTNER AND PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA APPLICATIONS From 18 November 2016, sponsors of Partner and Prospective Marriage visa applicants are required to meet additional legislative criteria pertaining to their character. Sponsors will need to provide Australian or foreign police checks to DIBP when requested and consent in their sponsorshipRead more

CANADA V AUSTRALIA – THE GREAT DEBATE

CANADA V AUSTRALIA AMERICANS!: Unhappy with a Trump presidency? Thinking about relocating? Deciding whether you should cross the border to Canada or travel across the world to Australia? Here is a list of reasons as to why you should consider a Trump-free new life in Australia:   CANADA AUSTRALIA X – It’s cold √ –Read more

UPDATE ON CURRENT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES

UPDATE ON CURRENT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES The Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) has recently made three important changes in legislation which will affect a number of current and future visa holders: Temporary Work (Subclass 457) Visa – Condition 8107 Changes This change affects those Subclass 457 visa applicants whom are granted a Subclass 457Read more

TAX ARRANGEMENTS FOR WORKING HOLIDAY MAKERS

TAX ARRANGEMENTS FOR WORKING HOLIDAY MAKERS There has been a lot of media speculation as to how Working Holiday makers are taxed in Australia. For clarification, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released an article specifying the tax arrangements in place for those individuals on Working Holiday Visas. Working holiday makers are taxed solely onRead more

CHANGES TO THE TEMPORARY WORK (SHORT STAY) VISA SYSTEM

CHANGES TO THE TEMPORARY WORK (SHORT STAY) VISA SYSTEM From 19 November 2016, the Australian Government will introduce a new temporary activity visa framework. There will be four visa subclasses for Temporary Work (Short Stay) visas. These include: Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa; Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) visa; Subclass 407Read more