As of 10 September, additional categories of persons are automatically exempt from travel restrictions and can enter without an individual exemption. Those exempt are: an Australian citizen a permanent resident of Australia an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident* a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia and their immediate family
The following skilled occupations are being accepted by the Department of Home Affairs as priority and the States are being encouraged to nominate the following occupations: The 17 occupations (ANZSCO code) are: • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111) • Construction Project Manager (133111) • Mechanical Engineer (233512) • General Practitioner (253111) • Resident
The government are attempting to deal with this changing situation. Please keep up to date with this website: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/ We expect normal migration processing to be back to pre-covid times, by early next year (2021).
The NSW government has recently announced the new rules for State Nomination. The system is an improvement on the scheme that operated under the old subclass 489 visa process. NSW have done away with delegating Nomination approval to the RDAs in NSW; centralising the approval process in their head office. This change greatly simplifies nomination
PappaRich franchises at Macquarie Park, Chatswood and on Liverpool Street in Sydney's CBD have underpaid workers to the tune of $74,000. A massive amount for low paid hospitality staff, who often struggle to make ends meet. The Federal Circuit Court ordered penalties of $307,802 to the franchises who underpaid 154 workers. The main culprit, Loke
Sometimes circumstances arise where a person becomes unlawful, either overstaying a visa or due to a cancellation. In many cases these people do not realise they are unlawful for sometime, even years. If a person in these circumstances is in a genuine relationship with an Australian Citizen or permanent residence holder, they still maybe able
An additional 2000 visa places are to be available sc491 and sc494 visa applicants (Eligible persons and Holders of Skilled Work Visa (subclass 491 and 494)) Order 2019. It is clear that regional migration is the government's way forward with the skilled migration program. The direct permanent residency pathway sc189 is being reduced at the
Medicare is to made available for sc491 and 494 visa holders. This is great news for regional skilled migration applicants as private internal health insurance is a high burden cost on new migrants. The Medicare rights will be similar to what people waiting for Permanent Residency would have. See Medicare website for specific details.
For six years to 2012, an employee of the Department of Immigration, tweeted approximately 9000 times. The tweets were from her own device. The tweets were critical of immigration policies. The Department found the employee had breached the government Code of Conduct. In the High Court The High Court unanimously found the termination of employment
A Melbourne dental practice has been fined for underpaying a 457 visa holder dentist. He was ordered to back-pay a 457 visa-holder $32,889 plus interest, following legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman. The Federal Circuit Court action was brought by The Fair Work Ombudsman against Dr Ari Masters, who formerly operated the No