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Section 48 Bar and Regional Migration

This Instrument specifies in Schedule 1 additional visa classes for Regulation 2.12. This Regulation prescribes a list of visas classes that applicants who have been s48 barred for having been refused a visa or having a visa cancelled while onshore may apply. The Subclasses 190, 491 and 494 have been added to this list of …

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October 2020 Update

LMT and Skilled Migration Update – October 2020

October 2020 Changes   New Labour Market Testing requirements are being introduced through amending provision LIN 20/156. Employers must advertise on the Department’s Jobactive website in addition to two advertisements on job-search engines such as Seek and Indeed. This new requirement will apply to all nominations lodged after 30 September 2020. Employers intending to sponsor …

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Skilled Occupation Lists To Change – March 2020

Skilled Occupations 2020 Skilled Occupation Lists To Change – March 2020 The Australian Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business recently released a bulletin underlining potential changes to the Skilled Migration occupation lists. These changes are unlikely to take effect until 15 March 2020, however we encourage you to read through the changes carefully …

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ENS 186 (Transitional Stream) Application Traps

ENS 186 TRT            ENS 186 (Transitional Stream) Application Traps     Recently, I had many enquiries in relation to the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) 186 (transitional stream) refusals. Disappointed employers and their employees could not comprehend how after 2 years of continuous work in the same occupation (grandfathered subclass 457 provision …

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