AUSTRALIA – Skilling Australia Fund Bill Passed by the Senate

On Tuesday 8 May the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2017 was debated and passed by the Senate.

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AUSTRALIA – Skilling Australia Fund Bill Passed by the Senate

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AUSTRALIA – Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

The Department of Employment is commencing public consultation on potential changes to the Department of Immigration’s new occupation lists, the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

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AUSTRALIA – Consultation on Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

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AUSTRALIA – Update on Forthcoming Changes to Permanent Employer-Sponsored Skilled Visas

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have begun to clarify the changes to permanent employer-sponsored skilled visa programmes that were announced on 18 April 2017.

Significantly, DIBP has announced transitional or ‘grandfathering’ arrangements to permit individuals who held, or had applied for, a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 to access certain existing provisions under the Temporary Residence Transition stream.

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AUSTRALIA – Update on Forthcoming Changes to Permanent Employer-Sponsored Skilled Visas

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AUSTRALIA – Changes Taking Effect 1 July 2017

Several previously announced changes to Employer Sponsored temporary and permanent visa programmes came into effect on 1 July 2017.

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AUSTRALIA – Changes Taking Effect 1 July 2017

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AUSTRALIA – Stricter Criteria for Permanent Employer-Sponsored Skilled Migration

On 18 April 2017, the Australian government announced tighter eligibility criteria for the permanent employer-sponsored skilled migration programmes, alongside major changes to the subclass 457 visa which we described in this alert.

The implementation of these reforms began on 19 April 2017 and is expected to be completed in March 2018.

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AUSTRALIA – Stricter Criteria for Permanent Employer-Sponsored Skilled Migration

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