The Department of Home Affairs and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal released their 2017-18 annual reports. Both provide good insights into their performance over the last year and their shortcomings, namely that processing of certain applications have slowed.Read More
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This week saw debate by federal and state politicians on Australia’s population and immigration, with an emphasis on migration to regional areas. Current regulations, however, does not lend itself to this policy aim, except for General Skilled Migration visas, which already has one visa subclass requiring holders to live, study and work in a regional area. Could we see greater scrutiny on this suite of visas?Read More
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Department of Home Affairs uncovers the policy and likely outcome should a temporary visa holder be referred to them by the Fair Work Ombudsman during the course of workplace compliance investigations.Read More
The Government of Western Australia has announced they will be offering a pathway to a skilled visas to certain international students studying a PhD, Masters and other higher degrees and create a Graduate Skilled Migration List, most likely for either Subclass 190 - Nominated visas and Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) visas.Read More