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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Fair Work High income threshold increases, Occupation Lists with errors

Fair Work High income threshold increases, Occupation Lists with errors

The Fair Work High Income Threshold receives its yearly indexing, affecting those wanting to be exempt from the age restrictions for a Subclass 186 - Employer Nomination Scheme visa or a Subclass 187 - Regional visa. The occupation lists for many visas have been found with unwittingly omitted occupations.

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