Posts by TMA

State Nomination – Occupation List and other changes for NSW WA & SA

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A number of states and territories have updated their skilled migration occupation lists and requirements for nomination for 2018/19.  Each state and territory has its own specific requirements matched to local needs. Below is a summary of changes announced by the New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia Governments. NSW Priority Skilled Occupation List…

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$200,000 penalty for terminating overseas worker by text message

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Source: Fair Work Ombudsman  The former owner-operator of an Indian restaurant in Perth has been penalised more than $200,000 after paying an overseas cook nothing for almost four months’ work then sacking him by text message for taking a day of sick leave. Simon Peter Mackenzie, who owned and ran The Curry Tree restaurant in Nedlands was…

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Government Announces New Global Talent Visa

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The Australian government has announced it will pilot a new visa scheme this year to help companies lure skilled technology workers to Australia. The ‘global talent scheme’ will be trialled from 1 July 2018. It will allow established businesses with more than $4 million in annual turnover to sponsor a “highly skilled and experienced” individual…

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TSS Visa Regulations Take Effect 18 March 2018

Executive Summary The Australian Government has published regulations to overhaul key employer sponsored visa programmes. The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) will replace the subclass 457 visa with effect from 18 March 2018. TSS visa applicants will need to satisfy new criteria, including criteria related to: Genuine temporary entrant requirement 2 years relevant…

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Proposed new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa

The Department of Home Affairs has provided further details about the new Temporary Skills Shortage Visa (TSS Visa) during a briefing to the industry body, Migration Institute of Australia. The TSS Visa is proposed to come into effect in March 2018, in replacement of the current subclass 457 temporary skilled work visa. While legislation to…

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Demand for tech skills intensifies across Australia

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Source: IT Brief Australia The number of jobs advertised across Australia is on the rise. This is according to Seek, a global job marketplace particularly prominent in Australia and New Zealand. Seek has collected data on the nation’s job market, revealing which skills are in demand, which job sectors are seeing a decline in terms…

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January 2018 Visa Update

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On 20 December 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection was rebranded by the Government and is now known as the Department of Home Affairs – https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ This name change sees the former Department of Immigration included in the portfolio of federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management and border related…

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We are hiring! New vacancy for a Junior Migration Consultant

Come join our team and experience a progressive & flexible work environment, access to high quality work and competitive remuneration. The Migration Agency is a full service migration firm with a vision to partner with innovative businesses to provide access to a global talent pool. The firm advises and services creative industries and leading Australian…

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5 Ways Australia is Getting More Diverse (Census 2016)

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Source: SBS Diversity in the Australian community is flourishing, according to fresh Census data. Australia’s increasingly close ties with its international neighbours are evident throughout many of the 68.9 million pieces of data published by the Australian Bureau for Statistics for Census 2016. This handful of insights about diversity is the first glimpse of the trove…

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Australian Federal Budget 2017 – How it impacts immigration

Overview On 9 May 2017 Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2017-18 Federal Budget which included announcements of a new ‘Skilling Australians Fund’ levy to support the new Temporary Skill Shortage visa from March 2018, increased visa application charges in line with inflation, limits on foreign investors intended to reduce pressure on housing affordability and the…

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