As of 17 April 2019, the Australian Government has introduced a new Subclass 870 Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa. The visa allows parents of Australian permanent residents and citizens to come to Australia for long-term stays for a selected 3 or 5 years. The visa can be renewed to allow a stay of a maximum of 10 years.
The Australian Government has announced the new 2019 Skilled Occupation Lists for migration to Australia together with a number of other changes to Australia’s migration programs.
The Australian Government has announced changes to the Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) and Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) Programs.
Legislation for the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) has been released and confirms that the SAF will commence on 12 August 2018.
The NSW Government has announced the new 2018-2019 NSW State Sponsorship List which has come into immediate effect.
The Australian Government has announced it is open for business with the launch of the new Global Talent Scheme Visa starting on 1 July 2018. Read more about the new visa and the requirements.
The Australian Government has announced that it will be increasing the SkillSelect pass mark on 1 July 2018 for certain general skilled migration visas.
Visa Application Prices for Australian Visas will be increasing from 1 July 2018 following the release of the Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charges) Regulation 2018.
The government has reversed the amendments to the Assurance of Support criteria following public backlash in April this year.
The Australian Government has officially abolished the Subclass 457 Visa and replaced it with the new Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa, Subclass 482. The new visa was introduced on 18 March 2018, and applications for the Subclass 457 Visa are no longer being accepted.