English Language Test Changes for Subclass 500 (Student) Visas
The “Test of English as a Foreign Language – Paper Based Test” (TOEFL-PBT), previously one of the tests accepted by the Department of Home Affairs
Parent Visas – Controversial changes reversed
In April 2018, the Turnbull Government sent shockwaves through migrant communities when it quietly introduced significant changes to the parent sponsorship
State Occupation Lists – Updates Planned for July 1st
Following our recent blog article flagging anticipated changes to the Skilled Migration Occupation Lists, the Department of Home Affairs has now released
its update to impending reviews...
More changes flagged to Skilled Migration Occupation Lists
Australia’s employer-sponsored, points-tested and state nominated visa programs are now underpinned by three occupation lists:
The Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Further changes under consideration
Australia offers a number of opportunities for visas to be obtained by applicants, specifically for employment in regional areas. Among others, these
opportunities include the Skilled Regional Visa (887) and the Regional...
Slight-of-hand effectively curbs Australia’s immigration intake
The figure may appear to be the same but the reality is that a lower number of permanent immigrants will be likely to arrive into Australia over the
In Australia on a Student Visa / Working under an ABN
An Australian Business Number (ABN) is commonly used by small business owners and independent contractors to account to their clients for work carried
Yet another confirmation of the broad powers of the Minister to decide upon whether visa holders should remain in Australia recently became evident, in
the Full Court challenge tendered under “Taulahi v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2018).”
What works….and what doesn’t..... in Immigration Law
Global Talent Scheme – New visa for highly skilled tech professionals
In a recent article for Information Age, Managing Editor Roulla Yiacoumi identified this upcoming visa trial, designed to provide a pathway for overseas
A window of opportunity for sponsors of 482 visas
Replacing the now-defunct 457 Temporary Work Visa, the new 482 Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) Visa introduces tighter criteria and a series of new
challenges for applicants and...
The upcoming Entrepreneur Visa -
Pilot announced for South Australia (but ‘flight time’ yet unknown) as South Australia Business Innovation visas remain on hold.
Updating my blog of March 12th http://www.sellanesclark.com/blog/entrepreneur-visa,
Determination by Algorithm – The Retirement of Evaluative Judgement
On March 30th 2018, confirming the growing trend of government instrumentalities to rely upon automated computer processes when making potentially
life-changing decisions, Section 495A of the Migration...