AUSTRALIA – New Global Talent Scheme Announced

On 19 March 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced that a new visa scheme to attract highly-skilled talent to Australia will be piloted from 1 July 2018.

Qualifying employers in two streams – established businesses and start-ups – will be able to access four-year subclass 482 (TSS) visas via streamlined applications and faster processing, with a streamlined pathway to permanent residence after three years, and no occupation list restrictions.

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AUSTRALIA –New Global Talent Scheme Announced

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AUSTRALIA – New Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa Available from 18 March 2018

On 15 March 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published the Migration Legislation Amendment which implements the new Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa, and which is effective 18 March 2018.

However, the legislation to implement the new Skilling Australians Fund levy (“Training Levy”) has not yet been passed by Parliament. Therefore, the existing training benchmarks for employers sponsoring foreign workers on both temporary and permanent visas will apply to the new Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) visa initially.

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AUSTRALIA – New Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa Available from 18 March 2018

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AUSTRALIA – Latest Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

On 19 February 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published further clarification of the various changes to the skilled visa regulations planned for March 2018, including more details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) “TSS” visa which is due to replace the Subclass 457 visa.

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AUSTRALIA – Latest Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

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AUSTRALIA – Further Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

On 11 January 2018, the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) published clarification of various recent and upcoming changes to the skilled visa regulations, including new details on the new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa which is due to replace the Subclass 457 visa in March 2018.

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AUSTRALIA – Further Details of Upcoming New Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

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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 – Changes to Health Insurance Requirements for 457 Visa Applicants

Effective 18 November 2017, subclass 457 visa applicants will no longer be required to provide evidence, or a letter from an insurer, confirming their health insurance coverage as part of the visa application process.

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AUSTRALIA – Changes to Health Insurance Requirements for 457 Visa Applicants

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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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