David Coleman Introduces Three New Designated Migration Agreements

David Coleman Introduces Three New Designated Migration Agreements

In the last week, Immigration Minister, David Coleman announced the introduction of three new Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA). While the primary aim of these agreements is to get more migrants living in regional areas to help fill skills shortages and to help relieve pressure on infrastructure in major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne they also support the growth of these areas.

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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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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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What could happen with the 457 visa program?

What could happen with the 457 visa program?

It’s widely expected that the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton may announce drastic measures next month, to curb the amount of people coming into Australia on the Working 457 program. He made it clear last year that he would be reducing the list of eligible occupations to encourage more employment opportunities for Australians. Within the last few weeks, it’s believed that he has met with the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration who were offering guidance and over this subject.

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Introducing Liz Yue Chen our new Registered Migration Agent in Canberra

Introducing Liz Yue Chen our new Registered Migration Agent in Canberra

Liz Yue Chen is a woman on a mission. Highly focussed and driven from an early age, she set herself a target to visit 30 countries before she reached the age of 30 and at 29, she’s already broken that record by visiting 33. Liz has recently joined us as a Registered Migration Agent and brings her skills and expertise to the people of Canberra serving clients on the east coast.

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Sponsorship Accreditation 457 visa Employers

Sponsorship Accreditation 457 visa Employers

Sponsorship Accreditation changes from 1 July 2016

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