Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Changes to Working Holiday Visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Announces Changes to Working Holiday Visas

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is proposing changes to the Working Holiday Visa which will enable backpackers to stay in Australia longer and work and live in a wider range of regions throughout the country. Currently, Working Holiday Visas are valid for 12 months and holders are restricted to six months employment with any one employer during that time. Under proposed changes, backpackers will now be able to stay with agricultural employers beyond six months and will be able to triple the length of their stay if they do extra agricultural work. This is a move which is aimed at rural Australia and farmers specifically.

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Liz Han – Immigration Assistant at Visa Solutions Australia

Liz Han – Immigration Assistant at Visa Solutions Australia

Liz joined Visa Solutions Australia in May 2018 as an Immigration Assistant with over 3 and a half years of immigration experience. Liz migrated to Melbourne from China in 2006 on a student visa. She studied Computer Science at RMIT before working for various organisations. In 2014, Liz moved to Perth with her husband.

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Introducing Visa Assistant, Allieu

Introducing Visa Assistant, Allieu

Allieu has joined the Visa Solutions Australia team on a permanent basis. Allieu has a great deal of experience in immigration having worked with Visa Solutions periodically over the last 10 years and with the government and other migration organisations. In 2004, Allieu arrived in Perth as a student. He has a Bachelor Degree in Legal Studies and Social Justice. His move into immigration was sparked by a desire to help make a difference in the lives of people wanting to make Australia their home.

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The Labor Party and Immigration – Where do They Stand?

The Labor Party and Immigration – Where do They Stand?

The Labor Party’s landslide win in the Victorian State Election on the weekend has caused speculation on the outcome of the 2019 Federal Election. Most are confident the Labor Party will win the election but if they do, how will this impact on immigration?

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Which type of Australian employers are willing to undertake 457 sponsorship?

Which type of Australian employers are willing to undertake 457 sponsorship?

Over the past two years, a tightening of the economy has meant that employers have been able to take their pick from home grown talent rather than sponsor an oversea candidate. But there are still certain roles or types of industries which are in demand in Australia. Companies are still recruiting workers on the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) which is commonly known as just a 457 visa.

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Touch down, what to expect on your arrival into Australia

Touch down, what to expect on your arrival into Australia

Australia is well-known for its strict border protection policies. It is important that you prepare a visa prior to any trip to Australia, and know what you can or cannot bring to Australia. Getting caught on the wrong side of the law may mean that you end up being deported out of Australia, be severely penalised with hefty fines or worst be held in a detention facility.

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