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Angus Browne

Changes to the operation of Working Holiday Visas for UK passport holders

Australia and the United Kingdom signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) back in 2021 but it is only just now coming into effect. The FTA has been approved by both country’s parliaments and it will come into effect when offical documents are exchanged between the two countries.  There are three main changes that will come into […]

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Visa Work Relaxations Coming to an End

During Covid, the Department of Immigration relaxed certain work conditions on several temporary visas. There have been some important updates released lately announcing the end of these relaxations and the timings of this. Working Holiday – 6 Month Work Limitation: Holders of Working Holiday visas (417 and 462) have a condition imposed which prevents them

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Australian Borders Open to Some Temporary Visa Holders From 1 December

On 22 November, 2021, the Australian Government announced a major change to our borders. From 1 December 2021 temporary visa holders on certain visas will be free to enter Australia for the first time since the onset of Covid-19 and the shutting of the international borders in March 2020 This change applies to people so

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Australian borders – what’s the (current) go?

There has been a lot of coverage recently that Australia is ‘open’ again. That the borders have come crashing down and that the skilled workers, students and tourists can now make their way down under. The reality is not quite that simple. Most of the coverage came off the back of NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet

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Beat The Rush – How To Get Ready For A Talent Inflow

Right now there is a drought of suitable candidates in the worlds of advertising and technology. Australia’s success in managing Covid has led to a much faster economic recovery than many thought would happen 12 months ago. The challenge is that our borders have closed to basically all temporary visa holders. What this means is

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A Guide to Labour Market Testing for TSS / 482 and 457 Visa Nominations

One of the major changes introduced as part of the roll-out of the TSS / 482 visa is a much stronger requirement by the Department of Home Affairs around Labour Market Testing (LMT). Labour Market Testing was a requirement for certain occupations prior to the introduction of the TSS visa, but not for all. Many technology

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November 17 Visa Update – 457 Grandfathering

Grandfathering provisions 457 to ENS/RSMS announced The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have just provided another update regarding the programme of skilled visa changes announced back in April 2018 affecting 457 visa holders. The DIBP Fact Sheet Two: Reforms to Australia’s permanent skilled migration program, November 2017, updates the previous versions and provides

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