Monthly Archives: August 2019

Canberra Matrix Next invitation coming soon

The next round of invitation will be held on 2nd September. In the 15th August round 152 invitations were issued with a score of 130 to 70 points. Additional applications submitted before 29th June 2019 with a score of 65 points were also accepted.
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Update from Migration Northern Territory

The subclass 489 visa will close from 16 November 2019. Department of Home Affairs have announced that the last day for states and territories to nominate and issue invitations for the subclass 489 applicants will be 10 September 2019. MigrationNT will stop accepting subclass 489 visa nomination applications in the following order: offshore applicants have already closed on 30 August 2019 onshore applicants –…
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State nominations in South Australia for 489 visa is closed

As of 14 August 2019, Immigration SA is no longer accepting state nomination applications for the 489 visa. State nomination applications for the 190 visa can continue to be submitted. A new Skilled Worker Regional (Provisional 491) visa will be introduced on 16 November 2019 and this will replace the 489 visa.
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Upcoming closure of subclass 489 visa nominations

The Department of Home Affairs announced that 10 September 2019 will be the last day for States and Territories to be able to nominate and issue invitations for subclass 489 applicants. Victoria’s Skilled & Business Migration Program (SBMP) will close subclass 489 nominations on 5 September 2019 (11.59pm AEST) and will not be accepting any…
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Ministerial Intervention

Victorian family saved from deportation. Immigration minister David Coleman intervened in a Victorian family’s situation where the father had failed the government immigration health requirement. Failing to meet the health requirement the family was set to be deported. The community came in support of the family and started a change petition which attracted around 90,000…
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David Coleman in discussion with Ross Greenwood

David Coleman – Minister for Immigration Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs in discussion with Ross Greenwood of 2GB touched upon some burning topics on skilled migration and global talent independent program. In his discussion he clarified that the cap for the permanent migration has been reduced from 190,000 to 160,000 this year out of…
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High Income Threshold increased

The High Income Threshold under the Fair Work Act increased on 1 July 2019 from $145,000 to $148,700. Applicants relying on meeting this threshold for an ENS or RSMS age exemption must ensure that the relevant threshold is met for each of the three requisite years.
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Government makes Global Talent program permanent

Australian businesses and start-ups will have streamlined access to the best and brightest talent from around the world with the continuation of the Global Talent - Employer Sponsored program (GTES), formerly the Global Talent Scheme. Following a successful pilot last financial year, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman has…
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Immigration minister to focus on regional migration, international students

David Coleman MP has said the "more skilled, the better" when it comes to Australia's migration intake during a speech in Sydney. Immigration Minister David Coleman has announced he will maintain a sharp focus on international students, skilled migrants and increasing migration to regional Australia under the Morrison government. Speaking at the Sydney Institute for…
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Skilled Migration Update – RDA Northern Inland NSW

Regional NSW is currently accepting applications for Skilled Regional State Nomination (visa sub-class 489) for the region in selected occupations. Regional NSW is currently accepting applications for occupations in Agriculture, Health (excluding nurses), Education and Metal, Building and Automotive Trades. These are detailed in the occupation list which is available on the Skilled Regional NSW…
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