Visa Processing Times seem out of control
The extensive waiting times for Australian working visas, specifically subclass 457 and its successor, the Temporary Skills Shortage 482 visa, are
an ongoing concern for both applicants and their...
Skilling Australians Fund levy commences August 12th 2018
Passed by the Australian Senate some months ago, the Skilling Australians Fund Charges Act (The Act) has now been made into law and will commence formally
on August 12th 2018.
The Act relates to a ‘nomination training contribution charge’ which, under...
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)
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...
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...