Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, Australia is encouraging all international visitors to return home. We understand this can be challenging with the limit on departing flights so we are doing our best to establish the most convenient and straight-forward options.
Australia has implemented strict travel measures in an attempt to protect the health of the Australian community and to combat the spread of the COVID 19 virus. There are currently a limited number of flights to and from Australia, available only to travellers who have been granted an individual travel exemption or who are automatically exempt.
For all 482 and 494 nominations lodged on or after 30th September 2020 all nominated positions must be advertised on the Governments Job Active website. This is a free online jobs website. This measure “ensures that appropriately skilled Australian citizens and permanent residents are given work opportunities before overseas workers when a business has a vacancy”.
17 JANUARY 2018: CHANGES TO OCCUPATION LISTS AND RELATED INSTRUMENTS The changes to the occupation lists have been announced. These changes will apply from 17 January 2018. Please note, this does not apply to applications lodged before 17thJanuary 2018 that are in the pipeline, it only effects applications lodged on or after 17thJanuary 2018. The occupationRead more
457 Visa and Employer Sponsored PR Updates 457 visas A six-monthly review cycle of the occupation lists was established by the Australian Government in April 2017 to ensure that the skilled occupations lists appropriately reflect genuine needs in the Australian labour market, and align with the Government’s policy that Australian workers have priority. Updates toRead more
Grab a coffee as this is a long newsletter but certainly worth the read and insight for all of our corporate clients to get a summary of all of the legislative changes since April 2017 through to March 2018! It’s not unheard of and it is in fact common, to hear of changes being madeRead more
Are you missing your children? Grandchildren? Sons/Daughters-in-law? (Perhaps not, but let’s move on). Have the individuals you’ve given life to, toddled off to Australia, gained their citizenship/permanent residence and forgotten to invite you to the party? Never fear, Australia has temporary and permanent solutions to bridging the gap between you and your offspring. There areRead more
APPLYING FOR AN AUSTRALIAN PARTNER VISA Are you in love with an Australian or New Zealander? We’re pretty amazing, so we don’t blame you for being lured in by our laid-back charms and sun-kissed tans. We do tend to make partners swoon with our sultry language and salty vegemite. If you are in a committedRead more
On 1 July 2017, there were a few legislative changes that effect New Zealand (NZ) Citizens. These include changes to the: New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) (Subclass 461) visa; and Independent Skilled (Subclass 189) visas. Let’s begin with the changes to the Subclass 461 visa. The Australian Government now stipulates that ‘eligible NZ Citizens’Read more