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December 6, 2019

The 494 visa, introduced on 16 November 2019, is a provisional visa with a migration pathway (via Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional) visa (subclass 191) which comes into effect on 16 November 2022.

See this link for further information on the subclass 191 specifica...

March 20, 2019

The Department of Home Affairs have recently updated the occupation lists.

The following occupations have recently been added to the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List  (MLTSSL) for subclasses 187, 482, 186, 189,190, 489 and 485:

arts administrator or manager (AN...

February 28, 2019

It is the time of the year when student visas are about to expire and many students are starting to consider their options to remain in Australia.

Major new partner and family visa legislation has also been passed and the legislation will come into effect after royal as...

February 11, 2019

Australia’s annual permanent immigration intake continues to remain at the centre of political discussions and proposals are being put forward to send migrants to regional and rural Australia.

As a skilled migrant, you may consider the following pathways to apply for pe...

Data Matching to Enhance Compliance in SC457/482 programs

On 9 Jan 2019 the Department of Home Affairs issued a notice regarding SC457/482 visas. In the notice the Department announced it will start exchange data with the Australian Taxation Office (the ATO) to identify...

December 18, 2018

Are you an accredited or standard business sponsor? Are you aware of your sponsorship obligations as a sponsor of subclass 457/482 visa holders?

You have obligations as a sponsor. Sponsorship obligations include the following:

  • the Department of Home Affairs must be i...

Australia’s Permanent Migration Program is designed to achieve a range of economic and social outcomes. The program is set on an annual basis and re-sets on 1 July each year.  For the current migration year, with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 190,00...

The Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 22nd May 2018.


The Act is not yet in effect. The Act may come into effect by proclamation. If no proclamation is made within six months after the 22 May 2018 (i.e. 23 November 2018),...

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