Australia Introduces New Regional Visa and Point System

Australia Introduces New Regional Visa and Point System

The Australian government has introduced three new visas for the assistance of regional Australia, as stated by the Migration Amendment Regulations 2019. The Minister for Immigration Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs issued an explanatory statement which said “The amendments present a reviewed points system for the subclass 491 visa and also current General skilled migration visas. […]

Australia’s Working Holiday Visa — A Welcome Idea

Australia’s Working Holiday Visa — A Welcome Idea

The announcement of the bilateral agreement between Australia and Greece for the Working Holiday Visa and its implementation sparked a positive response from the Greek Community of Melbourne — GCM for short — as they welcomed the new development. The announcement was made by Terens Quick, the Greek Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and David […]

Discrimination Against Any Australian Worker is Not Accepted

Discrimination Against Any Australian Worker is Not Accepted

Loke Cheng Wong is to be handed fines in the region of $75,600 by an Australian federal court after being accused of staff, including migrants on working holiday or student visas, underpayment. Sandra Parker, Fair Work Ombudsman, revealed that the enforcement of law compliance in workplaces, especially catering, fast food and restaurant sectors, is a […]

Yearly Immigrants Cap Cut by 15% in Australia

Yearly Immigrants Cap Cut by 15% in Australia

On Wednesday, 20 March, Australia announced the cutting of annual intake of immigrants in the country by 15% as well as barring some groups of newcomers from residing in the country’s largest cities for the first three years as a way of controlling urban congestion. Population growth in some Australian cities is causing serious concerns […]

Why Australia’s Entrepreneur Visa Scheme Failed?

Why Australia’s Entrepreneur Visa Scheme Failed?

For the past two and a half years, there have been only 8 visas issued to applicants of an Australian visa program designed to attract and sustain entrepreneurial talent to the country. The Home Affairs released some documents as permitted by the Freedom of Information Act which showed that there had been 25 entrepreneur visa […]

Specific Farm Visa in Australia not Feasible – Minister

Specific Farm Visa in Australia not Feasible – Minister

Australia’s Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Richard Colbeck has put the brakes on the push for a dedicated visa for farm workers with the argument that the idea is too narrow. The Minister maintained that people should be allowed the freedom to work in other sectors in regional Australia — tourism inclusive. This is in opposition […]

Australia to offer New Temporary Sponsored Parent visa

Australia to offer New Temporary Sponsored Parent visa

In November 2018, the legislation of a new visa that will give sponsors the room to bring their parents to Australia for longer periods was passed. Come 17 April 2019, Australia will begin issuing the much-discussed new temporary Sponsored Parent visa. Immigration Minister David Coleman revealed that from the stated date, sponsors will be able […]

Want A Fast-Track Migrant Visa? Go To Regional Australia

Want A Fast-Track Migrant Visa? Go To Regional Australia

A fast-tracked Migrant Visa scheme is now available to skilled applicants if they are willing to move to regional Australia under a newly-introduced 19.4 million initiative. Australia’s Minister for Immigration had on Friday, in a meeting which was held in Canberra with state and territory treasurers, announced the initiative. Meanwhile, the purpose of the meeting […]

Recent Survey Reveals Australians do not Want More Immigrants

Recent Survey Reveals Australians do not Want More Immigrants

In a recent survey carried out by the Australian National University (ANU) has revealed that most Australians are no longer in support of an increase in the population of the country due to fear that this would make the price of houses rise above levels payable by ordinary people. While the Morrison government and the […]

Australia’s Citizenship Requirements Might Be Changed in 2019

Australia’s Citizenship Requirements Might Be Changed in 2019

The government of Australia announced its intention to overturn the country’s citizenship law in April 2017 when it proposed to have a standalone test on the English language as well as a lengthened waiting period for holders of the permanent residence permit before they would be able to apply for citizenship. The proposal met such […]

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