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The Points Test is Next In Line for an Overhaul

The Points Test is Next In Line for an Overhaul

A key component of the government’s Migration Strategy for Australia released last year, is an update of the ‘Points Test’, which has not been updated since 2012. The Points Test plays an important role in Australia’s migration system. Almost two-thirds of permanent skilled migrants are selected through the Test. It

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Pacific Engagement Visa Program

Australia’s Pacific Engagement Visa Program Opening on 3 June

Australia’s government will open registrations for the Pacific Engagement Visa program on 3 June, aiming to strengthen connections with Pacific Island nations and Timor-Leste. The Pacific Engagement Visa is a new permanent resident visa for participating countries across the Pacific and Timor-Leste which will deepen connections between Australia and the

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Australian Government is Reviewing the Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL)

Australia is Reviewing the Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL)

The Migration Strategy outlined in December 2023 sets the course for reforming Australia’s migration system. A key aspect of this strategy is the creation of a Core Skills Occupations List (CSOL) to align with Australia’s workforce needs. Jobs and Skills Australia, tasked with defining skill needs, has developed a Migration

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Employee Visa Compliance

Visas for skilled workers working in oil and gas projects offshore

Australia is a resource rich country, being a leading exporter of LNG extracted from a range of significant offshore and onshore gas fields expanding across the country. Employers, employees and future applicants, potentially involved with Australian offshore oil and/or gas projects, may wonder which visa types you are eligible for.

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Employee Visa Compliance

Navigating Employee Visa Compliance in the Wake of Legislative Changes

Recent legislative changes in Australia’s migration laws are set to reshape how employers engage with visa holders. The Migration Amendment (Strengthening Employer Compliance) Act 2024, enacted on February 22, 2024, introduces significant adjustments aimed at enhancing employer compliance. Here’s what employers need to know about these changes and how they

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