SkillSelect Pass Mark for Skilled Migration increasing on 1 July 2018

The Australian Government has announced that it will be increasing the SkillSelect pass mark on 1 July 2018 for certain general skilled migration visas.

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Subclass 482 (TSS) Visa introduced

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.

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New Skilled Occupation Lists – 1 July 2017

The Australian Government has amended the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) with effect from 1 July 2017. The new regulations affect the temporary and permanent skilled migration programs. Some of the changes are retrospective, so they affect applicants who have submitted applications but whose applications have not yet been decided.

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Changes to 457 Visa Program with immediate effect

The Australian Government has announced major changes to the subclass 457 visa program with immediate effect. The changes will affect all standard business sponsors and visa applicants.

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New 5 Year Temporary Parent Visa

The Australian Government has announced plans to introduce a new 5 year Temporary Parent Visa in 2017.  With the release of the Discussion Paper, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection is currently considering the regulatory criteria that would apply to the new visa.

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