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19-06-2018
Limited places and a very high demand for some family visas have ballooned the waiting periods up to half a century. Indian migrant Puneet Mittal has always wanted his parents to live with his family in Australia. This year he applied for a permanent visa under the Non-Contributory Parent visa for his parents. But it won’t be before 2048 that a decision on their visa applications is made. Mr Mittal’s father is in his late sixties and mother is in early sixties. They have been given bridging visas and can stay in Australia, but can’t access Medicare benefit until their… Далее
11-06-2018
Australia has several visas designed to bring skilled migrants to the bush – but many leave for the cities once they secure a permanent place. The Turnbull government is considering changes to regional skilled visas to "bind" migrants to rural areas even after they secure a permanent place in Australia, multiculturalism minister Alan Tudge has revealed. The minister said many migrants who were specifically sponsored for regional jobs were later quitting those jobs and moving to the cities, perpetuating skills shortages in regional towns. "If they've come in on the basis of being… Далее
04-06-2018
The visa, started in 2005, allowed people to live and work in Australia for up to four years. The government says it no longer aligns with Australia's economic priorities. The Department of Home Affairs has ceased accepting new applications for the Investor Retirement (Class UY) visa from today. The government says the Subclass 405 (Investor Retirement) visa that allowed visa holders to live and work in Australia with their partner, no longer aligns with Australia’s economic priorities. The closure of the visa was announced in the Federal Budget on May 8. The Department will not… Далее
01-06-2018
The world's largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney returns in 2018 with a spectacular new precinct at Luna Park, the return of much-loved Customs House, and a fantastical blend of everyday objects and Australian-inspired motifs on the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall said, "Vivid Sydney has delighted and inspired people from around Australia and the world. With the Festival now in its 10th year, visitors and locals alike can once again expect to be mesmerised by the Vivid Sydney program, with larger installations… Далее
28-05-2018
The Turnbull government has fully reversed a regulation that effectively doubled the income requirements for visa sponsors. The Coalition has officially scrapped its changes to so-called Assurance of Support visa sponsorship rules, weeks after media revealed a government backdown was negotiated to prevent a Senate defeat. Social services minister Dan Tehan tabled the documents in parliament on the last week to complete the reversal, less than two months after the changes were introduced. The government struck a deal with the Greens to restore the old rules when it became apparent… Далее
22-04-2018
The Australian Council of Trade Unions has released projections that claim its push for a $50-a-week rise in the minimum wage will create up to 57,000 jobs. Unions have projected a $50-a-week rise in the minimum wage will create as many as 57,000 jobs in the first year after being introduced. The Australian Council of Trade Unions' projections rely on two methodologies outlined in a reply submission to the Fair Work Commission's annual wage review. They say between 40,000 and 57,000 jobs will be created a year after the minimum wage is lifted by $50 a week, with a further 27,000 to… Далее
22-03-2018
The new visa comes with additional requirements that many international students in Australia may find difficult to fulfil. The controversial employer-sponsored 457 visa program has been abolished after the long-awaited legislation replaces it with a new visa program known as Temporary Skill Shortage visa which comes into effect on Sunday, March 18th. The Migration Legislation Amendment (Temporary Skill Shortage Visa and Complementary Reforms) Regulations 2018 repeals the 457 visa and replaces it with the new Subclass 482 visa.  The new visa enables employers to access a skilled… Далее
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