Monthly Archives: February 2020

Migration (LIN 20/051: Arrangements for certain Business Skills visas) Instrument 2020 commences 29 February 2020

Repeals Migration (LIN 19/189: Arrangements for certain Business Skills Visas) Instrument 2019.  Requirements for making a valid application for the following visa classes: Business Skills Business Talent (Permanent) (Class EA); Business Skills (Permanent) (Class EC); Business Skills(Provisional) (Class EB); Business Skills (Residence) (Class DF); Distinguished Talent (Migrant) (Class AL); Distinguished Talent (Residence) (Class BX); Business Skills (Provisional) (Class UR). Specifies additional approved…
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Record number of Australian citizens conferred on Australia Day.

More than 27,000 people attended 454 ceremonies around the country to become Australian citizens on Australia Day 26 January 2020 which is the largest number to date. Between 01 July and 31 December 2019, 106,704 people were conferred with Australian citizenship. “Citizenship is a chance for new migrants to make a pledge to uphold our laws…
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Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group call for nominations

On 17 February 2020 Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs Jason Wood launched a public nomination process for the Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group (Expert Advisory Group).  He said “the Expert Advisory Group reflects the Government’s commitment to collaborating with business and civil society to combat modern slavery in supply chains through…
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Work and Holiday Maker visa holders and Australian bushfire recovery efforts

Working holiday visa holders will be able to help bushfire affected communities get back on their feet following changes announced on 17 February 2020 by the Morrison Government. Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge recently announced new measures for working holiday visa holders. Farmers and regional businesses can now…
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