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  • Trades Recognition Australia

    Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Skills Assessments Source: www.mia.org.au     From 11 November 2019, Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) will not accept any new applications for skills assessments or the “Child Care Centre Manager” occupation. As a result of recent changes to the Migration Regulations, all new requests for a skills assessments for the “Child Care […]

  • Migration Amendment Instrument

    Migration Amendment Instrument 2019 Occupations and Assessing Authorities for Subclass 491 Source: www.mia.org.au   Legislative Instrument F2019L01402 – LIN 19/243 : Migration (Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities for Subclass 491 Visas Instrument 2019 The purpose of the instrument is to introduce the subclass 491 and to close the subclass 489 visa to applicants in […]

  • Attract More Regional Migrants

    Perth, Gold Coast dump ‘major cities’ tag to attract more regional migrants, international students Source: www.sbs.com.au The federal government is increasing intake under its regional migration program from 23,000 to 25,000 after the initial success of the initiative. Perth and the Gold Coast will no longer be classified as “major cities” in an effort to […]

  • Introducing SendFX

    Introducing SendFX   Save up to 80% on International Money Transfers against your bank For all of our clients, we are pleased to announce an exciting partnership that we have developed with SendFX. If you are transferring money internationally, SendFX is a leading international money transfer specialist. Whether you are currently in Australia or another […]

  • Skilled Nominated Program

    NSW Releases Their Skilled Nominated (190) Program 2019–20 The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List for the 2019–20 financial year is published below and includes a list of occupations across a broad range of industry sectors. They have introduced a system to show the availability of occupations for nomination by NSW. It will be updated […]

  • Skilled Work Regional

    Transitional arrangements for the new Skilled Work Regional visa The special edition March 2019 of the skilled visa newsletter provided details of the new regional visas coming into effect in November 2019. The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa will commence on 16 November 2019. The Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa will cease […]

  • Top things to do in Australia

    With more than 7 million tourist arrivals a year, Australia is a dream destination for many. Whether you’re lucky enough to already be living here or you’re just passing by, here is a list of the best things to do in ‘Oz’. Marine wildlife With more than 25.000 kms of coastline, Australia is home to […]

  • 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 […]