While it was known that Australia’s permanent migration intake would be cut from 190,000 to 160,000 starting in the 2019-20 program year, which visa categories will suffer more can now be determined. Also, a recent Freedom of Information request shows why South Australia requested more migration places and what the nomination ceilings were for each State and Territory for General Skilled Migration and business skills visas.Read More
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The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook report extends the wait time for social security payments from two to three years. Also the Assurance of Support term for many visas will be extended from two to three years as well.Read More
The Federal Budget brought with it an increase in visa application charges, a new fund to replace the training benchmarks for Subclass 457 - Temporary Work (Skilled) visas, and an increase to the residency period for the aged pension.Read More