Travel Exemptions Update

By |September 11th, 2020|0 Comments

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

Critical Skills List September 2020

By |September 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

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

COVID-19 Visa Details

By |August 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

The government are attempting to deal with this changing situation. Please keep up to date with this website:   We expect normal migration processing to be back to pre-covid times, by early next year

Don’t Whistle While You Work!

By |August 17th, 2019|0 Comments

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

New Skilled Migration Pathways

By |June 1st, 2019|0 Comments

With the return of government at the recent election, it is now very likely the Department will introduce two skilled regional visas, subclass 494 and subclass 491. These new visa will come into effect from

Family Members Redefined

By |March 12th, 2017|0 Comments

In November 2016, legislation redefined the age limit of dependent children for certain visa types. The new definition is more restrictive on adult aged children. Rather than look at each situation on the facts in

Student Visa Cancellation

By |March 10th, 2017|0 Comments

During the last 12 months, the Immigration Department have increased the number of Student visa cancellations. The Department are using powers under section 116 to cancel student visas onshore, and using powers under section 128

This is the Real Australia

By |November 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Australia has absorbed an estimated 10 million settlers since the First Fleet arrived in 1788. The majority of these settlers, some seven million, have come to Australia since 1945. The migration program has favoured skilled migrants over

Extra points for skilled research students

By |September 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Under law Migration Regulation - F2016L01391, skilled applicants can now obtain five extra points for completing an Australian PhD or Masters (Research). This requires two years full time study in the following fields: Biological Sciences Chemical Sciences

Migration year – quota reset

By |July 10th, 2016|0 Comments

The new migration year commencement on 1 July means that most federal and state migration quota limits are reset.   Therefore many state occupation restrictions are now available. Many potential skilled migrants may now have