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Extend working hours for Student Visa holders – Shelf stacking

A joint Ministerial media release has announced that International students currently employed at the major supermarkets will temporarily be able to work more hours to help keep shelves stocked. Ordinarily international students are subject to a maximum 40 hours a fortnight...
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US musician on tour in Australia deported over tourist visa

US musician on tour in Australia deported over tourist visa An American musician booked for an Australian tour has been kicked out of the country after arriving in Melbourne on a tourist visa, 9News reported. Los Angeles-based indie performer Colleen Green was questioned by the...
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Point scores for the pro rata occupations in the 06 September 2017 invitation round remained at least 65

Point scores for the pro rata occupations in the 06 September 2017 invitation round remained at least 65 Occupation Identification Description Points score 2211 Accountants 85 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75 2334 Electronics Engineer . 65 2335...
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SkillSelect invitation – 6 September 2017 Round Results announced

During the current round, 1750 Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) and 46 Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) visas were issued. This is a drop from the number of invitations issued in the last two rounds. Visa subclass Jul Aug Sept Total Skilled –...
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Subclass 189 Skilled Independent maximum age lowered

Migration Legislation Amendment – lowers the upper age limit at invitation for Subclass 189 Skilled Independent, Points Tested stream applicants to 45 years old at the time of invitation to apply for a points tested stream visa to 45 years. TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS The...
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Northern Territory – Offshore GSM nominations closed until 1 July 2017

The Northern Territory Department of Trade Business and Innovation has notified the MIA that it has temporarily suspended  applications for Northern Territory nomination for Subclass 489 and Subclass 190, visas where the applicants are not in the Northern Territor...
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Australian permanent residence visa for NZ citizens Legislative Amendment – creates a new permanent visa stream for specified New Zealand citizens. This Instrument creates a new stream in the Subclass 189 Skilled – Independent visa that allows New Zealand (NZ)...
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Occupations such as cook and restaurant manager are on the STSOL list. While you can still be sponsored for 2 years by a restaurant on the 457 visa and gain another 2 year extension, you can no longer apply for a permanent visa unless it is added to the MLTSSL list for you being...
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Changes about 457

Any 457 sponsorship, nomination or visa applications that are NOT listed in the relevant Instrument IMMI 17/040  (check any notes against your occupation) and NOT decided by 18th April 2017 will no longer be able to be approved. Refund of DIBP application fees may be available....
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New Entrepreneur Visa

Australia’s new Entrepreneur visa was launched on 10 September 2016 as a new stream of the Business Innovation and Investment visa. Here’s how to apply: Submitting an EOI The first step towards applying for an Entrepreneur visa is lodging an Expression of Interest (EOI) in...
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