482/TSS sponsor obligations: Hospitality sector account for a third of sanctioned sponsors

482/TSS sponsor obligations: Hospitality sector account for a third of sanctioned sponsors

The public register for sanctioned sponsors under the old Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa and the current Subclass 482 – Temporary Work Skilled visa regime is analysed. Hospitality sponsors are overrepresented on this shame list making up around one-third of sanctioned sponsors since March 2015.

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Analysis: 491, 494 and 191 visas, the new kids on the block

Analysis: 491, 494 and 191 visas, the new kids on the block

Comprehensive analysis of the policy and ramifications behind the new regional skilled visas: the Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa, the Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, and the permanent Subclass 191 – Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa, which will come into effect from 16 November 2019.

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187 and 489 visas to be replaced on 16 Nov 2019; new permanent 191 regional visa available from 16 Nov 2022; GSM points test changes

187 and 489 visas to be replaced on 16 Nov 2019; new permanent 191 regional visa available from 16 Nov 2022; GSM points test changes

The regulations for the new regional visas have been written and will come into effect on 16 November 2019. From that date, Subclass 489 – Skilled - Regional (Provisional) visas will be replaced with the Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, and Subclass 187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visas will also be replaced (except for transitional arrangements) with a provisional Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa, which will be parachuted into the employer sponsored temporary work visa program.

Surprisingly, instead of two new visas, there will also be a third, the permanent Subclass 191 – Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa, that will be available from 16 November 2022 for 491 and 494 visa holders who have held these visas for at least three years, complied with their visa conditions and meeting income requirements.

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Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa set to commence 17 April 2019

Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa set to commence 17 April 2019

Without any official media release or accompanying regulations, the requirements for the new Subclass 870 – Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa has been listed on the Department of Home Affairs’ website and is set to commence on 17 April 2019. Of interest might be the criteria of becoming an approved family sponsor as it could offer a preview for what is in store for other family visas.

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