A request by the Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship on partner visas has uncovered increasing delays in processing applications, which in turn ridicules claims made by the government that it has reduced Australia’s permanent visa grant numbers.Read More
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A report released late last week by the Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs recommends that a bill is passed that will see 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa and 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa holders be deemed ‘Australian residents’ for the purposes of accessing welfare and other government services.Read More
The Department of Home Affairs has made known that the minimum salary threshold for nominations for 494 visa and the minimum taxable income threshold for 191 visas will be pinned to the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) which is currently $53,900 per annum, with exceptions for 494 nominations under labour agreements and Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs). There is, however, an important difference on how this will operate for both visas.Read More
An update to the register of sanctioned sponsors has turned up an increasing number of massage and beauty therapist businesses falling foul of their sponsor obligations in 2019. Why this is so may be because of the caveat, otherwise known as applicable circumstances, which restricts the type of businesses and situations where massage therapists can be successfully nominated.Read More