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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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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Pre-election rush: DAMAs signed for Warrnambool, Orana, South Australia

Pre-election rush: DAMAs signed for Warrnambool, Orana, South Australia

In what may be the last act by the current Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) were signed late last week for Warrnambool, Orana and South Australia. With an election looming, these agreements formalise negotiations between State and Federal Governments so local businesses can use Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visas to fill critical skill shortages not covered by the standard business sponsor program.

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DAMA Day: Designated Area Migration Agreements - Two for SA, One for Kalgoorlie-Boulder in WA

DAMA Day: Designated Area Migration Agreements - Two for SA, One for Kalgoorlie-Boulder in WA

Three new Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) of five years in duration were confirmed yesterday: two for South Australia and one for Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia. These agreements were made to arrest population decline and fill critical skill shortages not covered by the Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa program under a standard business sponsorship.

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