Why Choose Accredited Business Sponsorship?

Why Choose Accredited Business Sponsorship?

When sponsoring overseas nationals, employers must obtain a Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS). For employers who already hold an SBS it is worth considering applying for Accredited Business Sponsorship (ABS), either at sponsorship renewal or during the period of the existing sponsorship. Accredited sponsorship – Categories Employers will be eligible for an ABS where they meet one […]

What did the Federal Budget 2021 – 2022 say about Immigration?

What did the Federal Budget 2021 - 2022 say about Immigration

While there were no headline grabbing announcements in the 2021-22 Federal Budget regarding Australian Immigration, there were however, several items of note worth highlighting. Here’s our summary of what you need to know. New Australians to wait four years to access government welfare The government has announced it will apply a four-year waiting period across […]

Roam Migration Law calls on Federal government to rescind disproportionate and discriminatory Biosecurity measures

Discriminatory Biosecurity measures

PRESS RELEASE Roam Migration Law calls on Federal government to rescind disproportionate and discriminatory Biosecurity measures Roam Migration Law, a leading Australian immigration law firm, has called upon the Federal government to rescind the newly implemented emergency determination under the Biosecurity Act 2015, which impose criminal and civil penalties upon Australian citizens and permanent-residents seeking […]

A Guide for International Medical Graduates Who Wish to Work and Live in Australia.

A Guide for International Medical Graduates Who Wish to Work and Live in Australia.

How Do Doctors and Medical Professionals Obtain Australian Permanent Residency? Background In Australia, medical practitioners are divided into generalists and specialists. Students finish their studies and generally complete a year or more as generalists. From there, they enter a variety of training pathways to become specialist medical practitioners. Specialisation can take a number of years […]

Global Talent And The Innovation Imperative

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be to exacerbate the existing talent crunch for business.

The ‘global war for talent’ is something of a hackneyed cliché, but that doesn’t mean the premise is false. International studies show that the next 20 years will bring a talent crunch as a growing number of international organisations compete for a relatively stable number of high talent individuals, particularly in the STEM sector. The […]

Changes to the Global Talent Visa Program

858 Visa

On 14 November 2020, the Department of Home Affairs made a number of changes to the subclass 858 visa (Distinguished Talent Visa). The subclass 858 visa is used by the successful Global Talent Visa Program, also known as the Global Talent Independent Program (GTIP), for applicants to obtain permanent residence in Australia. The changes are […]

How will the 2020 budget impact Australian immigration in 2021?

Budget & Immmigration

Background  The 2020 budget is one of the most challenging in living memory. Faced with the global Coronavirus pandemic and its associated economic impact, the Budget is expected to do the heavy lifting to get the economy back on track for an eventual return to growth.  Migration has historically played a significant role in moderating the […]

Kristina Keneally’s immigration rhetoric misses the mark.

Shadow Immigration Minister and Labor Senator, Kristina Keneally’s opinion piece, set out her desire to review the migration program after the COVID-19 pandemic. Senator Keneally asked ‘do we want migrants to return to Australia in the same numbers and in the same composition as before the crisis?’ Her answer was no, and she highlighted concerns about […]

New Regional Visa Push – a visa of last resort

The Federal government has touted the creation of two new ‘Regional Visas’, as being critical to achieving its ‘congestion busting’ agenda to promote regional migration. But analysis has quickly revealed that the visas themselves are unlikely to achieve this goal. In fact, the visa program design is so flawed they are essentially visas of ‘last […]

482 visa work experience: a flexible requirement?

In March 2018, at the time of the implementation of the Temporary Skill Shortage Subclass 482 visa, there were a number of concerns about how newly introduced criteria would be assessed. In particular, the additional requirement for 482 visa applicants to have 2 years full-time work experience in the nominated occupation, or a closely related […]