Monthly Archives: June 2019

SOUTH AUSTRALIA DAMA

There are 114 occupations on the South Australian Regional Workforce Agreement which provide employers in key regional growth industries of agribusiness, health and aged care, hospitality and tourism, mining and construction sectors with the ability to access and retain a skilled workforce. The South Australian Regional Workforce Agreement covers the entire state of South Australia. Agribusiness…
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CANBERRA MATRIX – INVITATION ROUND

The 2019-20 ACT Occupation List http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/migrating/article/act-occupation-list/ will apply to all Canberra Matrix submitted on or after 1 July 2019. If you submitted a Canberra Matrix on or before 30 June 2019, your Matrix score for a nominated occupation is valid for six months. On the Invitation date 11 June 2019, Canberra issued 652 invitations.  The…
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Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charges) Regulations 2019

Increase in Visa application charges from 1 July 2019 As per the Migration Amendment visa Business Skills Business Talent (Permanent) (Class EA), Employer Nomination (Permanent) (Class EN), Parent (Migrant) (Class AX) are some of the visas types whose fees will increase from July 1 2019. Visa subclasses like Skilled — Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP)…
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Partner Visa case Won in Federal Court

Tribunal’s failure to consider substantial evidence in the assessment of the “four pillars” In the recent decision of Nguyen v Minister for Home Affairs, the Federal Court has confirmed that the Tribunal must give proper, genuine and realistic consideration to the factors set out in regulation 1.15A (3) and 1.09(A) of Migration Regulations 1994 where…
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407 Training Plans and why you need specialist assistance

407 visa applications are among the most difficult visa applications at the moment, with refusal rates higher than any other visa subclass. The most common reasons for refusal are based on poorly written and structured training plans. At the Migration Centre of Australia, we specialise in creating tailor-made training plans to fit individual client training…
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Job shortages being faced by Australian Small Business

Small Businesses account for 97% of all Australian enterprises. To put things into perspective, Victoria experienced a 4.8% increase in its small business sector for the year of 2018 which is the highest on record. This imminent growth however, comes with its challenges. One of those challenges includes stress on recruitment. Almost half (48%) of…
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AAT sets aside the Department’s decision to cancel the student visa?

AAT Court: The Tribunal sets aside the decision under review and substitutes a decision not to cancel the applicant’s Subclass 500 (Student) visa. The Tribunal takes into account that the applicant has persevered with his English studies, that he passed the entrance exam and met the admission criteria for the Diploma at the Institute, that…
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Investor visa cash now tops $10b

According to a new report from Deloitte Access Economics, the total inward investment flows from Australia’s Significant Investor Visa program since it was launched in 2012 has now topped $10 billion, Julia Gillard’s Labour Government launched the SIV program with the goal of bringing more overseas high net-worth individual investors into Australia. Experts believe the…
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Asylum seekers in Perth will have access to concession fares

Asylum seekers in Perth will have access to concession fares on public transport under a new Asylum Seeker Hub (ASH) concession, improving asylum seeker access to health, education, community services and job interviews, if they are deemed eligible to work. It is expected that up to 800 asylum seekers may be eligible for an ASH…
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