482/TSS visas: Global Talent Employer Sponsored program heralded a “success”, now permanent

482/TSS visas: Global Talent Employer Sponsored program heralded a “success”, now permanent

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs recently announced that the Global Talent Employer Sponsored (GTES) pilot program, which falls under the Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa has been a success and will become a permanent fixture of the program. While there has been no effort to explain just how they have come to that conclusion, it should be recognised that the government has been using several different types of labour agreements including the GTES to address skill shortages that certain industries and regions face.

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Australia’s special relationships: NZ character woes; employer sponsored concessions for the UK?

Australia’s special relationships: NZ character woes; employer sponsored concessions for the UK?

New Zealand and the United Kingdom have a close bond with Australia. Over the weekend the media reported dissatisfaction from NZ over its citizens being deported. Meanwhile the UK, in negotiating a Free Trade Agreement, are requesting concessions that might see amendments to the Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa or perhaps even a different visa subclass altogether.

This article clarifies why New Zealanders are over-represented in visa cancellations due to character concerns. It turns out that having a special visa might not be so special after all.

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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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DAMA occupation lists for South Australia and Warrnambool published

DAMA occupation lists for South Australia and Warrnambool published

The occupation lists for South Australia’s two Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) and the occupation list for Warrnambool’s (DAMA) were recently published along with which occupations will have access to age, skill, salary, and English language concessions and which will have pathway to a permanent visa.

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