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new points test for stem qualifications

New points test for STEM qualifications

Changes to the points test for STEM qualifications The Australian Government is amending the points test for the skilled migration programme.  The changes are part of an initiative under the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) to help Australia attract the skilled, talented people needed to drive prosperity in Australia through innovation and science. From 10 September 2016, five …

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New Entrepreneur Visa

On 7 December 2015, the Australian Government announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), which included a range of initiatives and changes to the visa system to help Australia attract foreign entrepreneurs to start companies in Australia. New Entrepreneur visa The Australian Government has made it easier for entrepreneurs worldwide to launch startups in Australia. From 10 …

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NSW to attract more business and investor migrants

NSW State Nominated  Business Investor Visa (subclass 132 Visa) The NSW Department of Industry has announced improved processing time for the Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132), effective 29 January 2016. The new processing times are: Action Timeframe Allocation of dedicated Relationship Officer and e-mail acknowledgement of receipt of application 24 business hours Initial assessment and feedback …

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Advisors face fines for aiding foreigners to break investment laws

On 1 December 2015, the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 to amend the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) (FATA) came into force. The new foreign investment regime requires investors to notify the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) where a transaction is a ‘notifiable action’. Failing to do so will be …

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Australia supports innovation and entrepreneurship visa

Australia supports innovation and entrepreneurship visa

  The Australian Prime Minister’s Innovation and Science Agenda announced yesterday places innovation squarely at the top of the national agenda. One of the Government’s strategic priorities is to attract the “best and brightest” entrepreneurial skills and talent into Australia. The immigration system will need to be improved to support this initiative. What is changing?  A new Entrepreneur …

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