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  • Partner provisions - NOT commencing 17 April 2019

    Partner provisions – NOT commencing 17 April 2019 The MIA has been provided with the following information by the Department: The Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016, passed by Parliament on 28 November 2018, will provide a framework to separate sponsorship assessments from visa application assessments for Family visas. The separate sponsorship […]

  • New Visas to be introduced

    New Visas to be introduced: Subclass 491, 494 and the 191 PR visa Change to GSM Points Test Important: This is all we know at the moment. The changes are not set to take effect until November 2019 however as more information comes to hand we will be posting it on our website. To receive […]

  • Family Violence and Other Measures Act

    Family Violence and Other Measures Act – 17 April 2019 commencement proclaimed Legislative Instrument – F2019N00035 – Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Commencement Proclamation 2019. The Governor‑General today proclaimed that Schedule 1 of the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2018, would commence on 17 April 2019. Schedule 1 of this Act amends the Migration Act […]

  • From November 2019, two new regional visas will be implemented

    From November 2019, two new regional visas will be implemented: the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, and the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa’ The 2019-20 Budget Paper No. 2 includes the following passage: From November 2019, two new regional visas will be implemented: the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, and the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) […]

  • Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa - Regulations Released

    Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa – Regulations Released Legislative Instrument- F2019L00551 – Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa and Other Measures) Regulations 2019 This Instrument creates the Subclass 870 Temporary Sponsored Parent (TSPV) visa, specifies the framework for family sponsorship and creates a new class of sponsor, the parent sponsor. A definition of an outstanding public health […]

  • Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) have been signed for South Australia and Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The Adelaide City Technology and Innovation Advancement Agreement has been signed for 5 years covering 60 occupations. The Regional South Australia DAMA, also for a 5- year period, covers 114 occupations. These DAMAs target agriculture, forestry, hospitality, tourism, health and construction amongst […]

  • New Occupation Lists

    Introducing… The new occupation lists Source: www.australiavisa.com Yesterday, new occupation lists were released! There are lists for the following visa subclasses: 186 visa 186 Occupation List 187 visa RSMS Occupation List 189,190,489 and 485 visas 189 190 489 485 GSM 482 Visa 482 Occupation List 189, 190, 489, 485 and ROL Lists These changes to the skilled occupations lists […]

  • Five Year Parent Visa

    Five Year Parent Visa – from 17 April 2019 Source: www.mia.org.au Minister Coleman has announced that the new five year sponsored parent visa, the Subclass 870 Parent (Temporary) Visa, will be open for application on 17 April 2019. Parents will be able to stay for up to five years at a time without departing and […]

  • Business and Skilled Programs

    BSMQ Business and Skilled Programs – CLOSE Source: www.migration.qld.gov.au Queensland Business and Skilled Migration (BSMQ) has announced that it has closed state nomination for all business and skilled visas from 8 February 2019. No further invitations will be issued from this date. BSMQ will continue to process applications which have been already invited for state nomination prior […]

  • regional school fee waivers

    SA announces regional school fee waivers for SC 457/482 holders Source: www.mia.org.au The South Australian Minister for Education, the Hon John Garner MP, has just announced that the school contribution fee for dependents of Subclasses 457 and 482 visa holders, attending government schools in regional areas are to be waived to encourage nor foreign workers to settle or work in […]

  • Information Regarding DAMA

    Very important information regarding DAMA Since posting DAMA information on our newsfeed, we have received hundreds of email enquiries from people wanting to know more. A large number of these enquiries are from people who do not have an Australian employer or full-time job offer in a DAMA listed occupation located in a DAMA region. […]

  • Two new DAMAs

    Two new DAMAs – NT and Warrnambool Victoria Source: www.mia.org.au Two new DAMAs (Designated Area Migration Agreements) have been signed. A new Northern Territory DAMA II has been signed for 5 years to replace the NT’s first DAMA which expires on 31 December 2018. This DAMA broadens the number of approved occupations to 117 skilled […]