485 Replacing Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)

Some Temporary Graduate (485 replacement visa) holders will be able to extend or renew their visas through September 30, 2022, beginning on February 18, 2022. These visa holders are covered by this arrangement, which enables them to enter or stay in Australia to live and work until they can apply for and be granted a […]

<strong><u>Top Ranked Occupation for Australian Migration 2022</u></strong>

On 31 March 2022, the Minister announced that a new legislative instrument will take effect on 1 July 2022 which will remove the age restrictions for newly defined legacy 457 workers. . Who is a ‘legacy 457’ worker under the new definition? The recently announced instrument provides a new definition for legacy 457 workers as […]

All About the Updated Labor Market Testing Instrument

Introduction A new labor market testing tool, the Migration (labor market testing) Amendment Determination (LIN 22/064) 2022, will go into effect on July 4, 2022. The revised name of the Australian Government’s employment website, Workforce Australia, is reflected in this instrument, which modifies Migration (LIN 18/036: Period, mode, and proof of labor market testing) Instrument […]

Full guide for Business Immigration in Australia

Introduction Where employers are unable to find a properly competent Australian worker, the Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored (Regional) visa allows regional employers to solve identified labor shortages in their region by sponsoring skilled migrants. The 494 visa, which took effect on November 16, 2019, superseded the 187 (RSMS) visa. Benefits of Skilled Regional Visa […]

Complete Guide and Pathway to Regional 494 Visa

Introduction Where employers are unable to find a properly competent Australian worker, the Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored (Regional) visa allows regional employers to solve identified labor shortages in their region by sponsoring skilled migrants. The 494 visa, which took effect on November 16, 2019, superseded the 187 (RSMS) visa. Benefits of Skilled Regional Visa […]

New Zealanders planning legal challenge to Australian citizenship laws

Sydney Harbour Bridge on a clear Sydney afternoon

An article in The Guardian on 28 January 2020 reports that a lobby group of New Zealand citizens plans to challenge Australia’s citizenship laws in court on the grounds that they “unreasonably deny the right to vote to the affected cohort” and “constitute unlawful race discrimination”. Whether the proposed challenge has any chance or success […]