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The Skilling Australian Fund legislation was just passed in the Senate

The Senate agreed to make two amendments to the bill: The amendment from Senator Cameron stipulated that the labour market test must be conducted within 4 months before the nomination, and the advertisement period is 4 weeks, so that a considerable proportion of Australians with appropriate qualifications and experience will be notified of the position.The …

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New Global Talent Scheme to be piloted 1 July 2018

On 19 March 2018, a new visa scheme was announced to attract highly skilled global talent in the Technology-based and STEM-related start-up businesses which will be piloted from 1 July 2018. The Australian Government has recognised there is fierce competition globally for high-tech skills and talent, and aims to attract these people to helps to …

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NEW Legislation Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa – replacing Subclass 457 Temporary Work visa

What are the new changes from 18 March 2018? The former Subclass 457 visa is abolished, and replaced with new Subclass 482 visa, which is known as the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa. As was the case with 457 visas, overseas workers will need to be nominated by a sponsoring employer.   The Subclass 482 …

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Skillselect Invitations Update 21 February 2018

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 21 February 2018. This round issued 300 subclass 189 and 5 subclass 489 visa invitations. The major invitation point 75, cut-off is 70. No accountant is invited. Invitations issued on 21 February 2018 21 February 2018 results The following graph shows the points for …

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Immigration SA – High Points category update

Immigration SA announced that the following steps will be taken:  –    Once we are close to reaching the ‘high points’ category quota, the minimum points requirement will be automatically increased to 90 points. –    Once the quota is reached, the ‘high points’ category will be closed for the rest of the 17/18 program year (until …

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