Migrant Occupations: A Game of Skill or a Game of Lists?

Migrant Occupations: A Game of Skill or a Game of Lists?

With a federal election not too far away, political parties are now making an effort to secure votes in the lead up to the election. The federal government in the last few days released a number of changes pertaining to the conditions of employment and the occupation lists that determine where migrants may have to locate in Australia in order to work in their chosen profession.

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Jia Ma Joins Visa Solutions Australia

Jia Ma Joins Visa Solutions Australia

Registered Migration Agent, Jia has a strong and varied legal background. Prior to entering the field of migration, Jia worked in property law and commercial litigation. While she enjoyed working in these fields, she wanted to work more with people and make a difference in their lives. Four years ago, she took a bold leap into immigration law and has not looked back since.

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Skilling Australians Fund Commences 12th August 2018

Skilling Australians Fund Commences 12th August 2018

Earlier this week, the government confirmed its plans to commence the Skilling Australians Fund. Commencing on 12th August 2018, the Act relates to the ‘nomination training contribution charge’. Put simply, employers nominating to bring foreign workers into Australia for temporary or permanent skilled work visas will be hit with a nomination fee. Employers will be asked to pay a fee for each year they expect the visa entrant to be working in Australia. These fees will significantly increase the cost of nominating foreign workers and are required to be paid in full when the application is lodged.

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Calls for a change in the 457 visa

Calls for a change in the 457 visa

Many overseas workers come to Australia to work on a “457 visa” – a temporary skilled worker visa aimed at filling skill gaps in Australian industries.

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