Migration Update – Federal Budget

The Skilled stream has had its quota almost doubled as part of the Australian economy's recovery. Skilled stream visas will account for 70% of the program with a total of 109,900 places.  Skilled Stream Planning levels  Visa stream  2022-23  2021-22  Employer sponsored  30,000  22,000  Skilled Independent  16,652  6,500  State and Territory Nominated  20,000  11,200  Regional visas …...

Immigration serves Australia, no two ways about it

In a recent commentary in the Australian newspaper, the economist, Judith Sloan, accused our political leaders of kow-towing to self-interest lobby groups intent on increasing Australia’s net migration against the wishes of the wider electorate.  Implying, but not explicitly stating, there is some nefarious motivation, Ms Sloan singled out universities for strong arming politicians to “get their way”. The real motivation…...

What is the Global Talent Visa

  Also known as the Global Talent Independent Program, the number of places were tripled in this year’s budget for only the second year this has existed. The areas this program targets are: AgTech Space and Advanced Manufacturing FinTech Energy and Mining Technology MedTech Cyber Security Quantum Information, Advanced Digital,…...

Family Migration

Changes to partner visas were approved in parliament on November 2018, but they have yet to come into effect. This means that the Australian sponsor has to apply for approval prior to the visa applicant being able to apply for their own visa. If their visa is about to expire,…...

All about the Training Visa – 407 TSS

If you are a migrant coming into Australia or wanting to extend your stay in Australia, you will want to make sure that you are making use of whatever possibilities are out there. One such possibility is the training visa, and yet this is commonly overlooked. You want to make…...