TSS Visa

Government fee increases from 1 July 2019

Visa Application Fee increases The Department of Immigration has announced a planned 5.4% increase to lodgement fees for almost all applications lodged on or after 1 July 2019. Approximate fees based on the increase for some common visa types are below: Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July 2019 Approx. Increase Subclass 482 TSS visa…

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Overview of key changes to Skilled Occupation Lists from March 2019

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The Department of Home Affairs has announced changes to the eligible occupations for permanent and temporary visas, with effect from 13 March 2019. Changes to the Short-term Skilled Occupation List, Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List, and the Regional Occupation List have been made following consultation with the Department of Jobs and Small Business based…

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Telstra boss on immigration: “Build skills, not walls”

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The need for Australian companies to source ICT talent from overseas is stronger than ever, with the local pipeline continuing to fall short. That was the message from Telstra CEO Andy Penn, who delivered a strongly-worded address at the Committee for Economic Development Australia in Melbourne on Wednesday. “We need to build new skills and…

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School fees waived for dependants of 457/TSS visa holders

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In an effort to attract skilled migrants, the South Australian Government is waiving Student fees for dependants of Subclass 457 and Subclass 482 TSS visas attending government schools. In a recent announcement, the Minister for Education, Hon John Gardner MP confirmed that the student contribution fee for dependants of the Subclass 457 and Subclass 482…

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Could a Labour Agreement give your business a competitive advantage?

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Sometimes a business needs an “out of the box” solution to secure a key talent into their business, outside of the standard visa sponsorship rules. In such instances, a Labour Agreement can provide a customised pathway for a business to sponsor someone into a position which would otherwise be unavailable to that person. What is…

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High-end chef Guillaume Brahimi’s restaurant underpaid migrant workers

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Source: Smart Company The Fair Work Ombudsman says its “making enquiries” regarding one of prominent French chef Guillaume Brahimi’s restaurants, amid allegations it is underpaying staff. Many of the chefs are on temporary visas, including from France, the UK and South America. Citing leaked rosters and payslips, Fairfax alleged in an investigation published on Sunday Brahimi is underpaying permanent workers at…

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Business leaders leverage skills of refugee global talent pool

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Talent shortages will affect the future of the world’s largest economies in upcoming years, and developing new and creative solutions to address these critical shortages is an economic imperative. The global refugee population should be part of the solution. A report commissioned by Talent Beyond Boundaries highlights the contributions from businesses who are spearheading efforts…

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400 Visa – not as straight forward as it used to be

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Since the more restrictive TSS visa was introduced this year, we have noticed there is now increased scrutiny on Subclass 400 visa applications which can vary between processing centres.  This may be due to the influx of Subclass 400 visa applications, which we expect have been caused by: Increased and uncertain 457 processing times which…

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Practical guide to labour market testing

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How to: Deal with Labour Market Testing requirements Many sponsors struggle to satisfy the strict requirements for advertising a role, set by the Department of Home Affairs. And yet, this requirement does not have to be a barrier to sponsoring your new hire. We have compiled our top tips for handling labour market testing so…

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Employers must now pay Training Levy

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Employers are now required to pay levies to the Skilling Australia Fund for business nominations lodged on or after 12 August 2018. The Australian Government has implement the collection of a training levy from employer sponsors under the Skilling Australians Fund Act 2018 and the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Regulations 2018. The levies are intended…

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