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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The WA Graduate Occupation List

The Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development announced in September 2019 a new permanent migration pathway for international students who have been studying face to face in a Western Australian university for at least two academic years. The announcement of the graduate occupation list marks the first...

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482 Temporary Skills Shortage visa – Exemptions through international agreements

What is the 482 TSS visa? This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can’t source an appropriately skilled Australian worker. Some of the requirements of this visa can be attained through several exemptions due to international agreements that Australia is a...

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Public Transport Concessions for Asylum Seekers

Using the event of Refugee Week, the Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia announced the launch of the Asylum Seeker Hub program. It is expected that up to 800 asylum seekers may be eligible for an ASH concession and discounted public transport. It is hoped the program will...

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New Visas – 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, end of the 187, Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) visa and Subclass 191 (Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional)) visa

The explanatory statement can be found on the Federal Register of Legislation here. The 491 visa supersedes the Subclass 489 (Skilled – Regional (Provisional)) visa when the amendment comes into effect on 16 November 2019. A second visa, the Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)) will also come...

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Visa Application Charges Increase

Visa Application Charges to increase by 5% on July 1st Applying for an Australian visa is about to get a little bit more expensive. Come July 1st 2019 a 5% increase on visa application charges will come into effect. The already expensive partner visa application fee will increase from...

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