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March 23, 2016

As Supra Legal previously discussed, in December new provisions were introduced with criminal and civil penalties and visa cancellation provisions for a person who asks for, receives, offers or provides a benefit in return for a visa sponsorship or employment that requ...

March 20, 2016

On 24 March 2015, the Senate referred the inquiry into the impact of Australia’s temporary work visa programs on the Australian labour market and visa holders to the Education and Employment References Committee (Committee).  On 17 March 2016 the Committee handed down...

March 17, 2016

From 15 March 2016 Chinese citizens are able to pay an additional $1000 to have their Subclass 600 Visitor visas in the Tourist or Business stream processed with priority consideration.  In return for the additional fee the Department of Immigration will attempt to mak...

March 11, 2016

The ACT Occupation List was recently updated.  While there were some occupations that were closed (eg child care centre manager, panel beater and financial investment advisor) there were 34 new occupations opened.  Details are available at http://www.canberrayourfuture...

March 9, 2016

Previously subclass 457 visas were used to enable persons to self-sponsor.  However the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s policy in relation to this has been significantly amended and such applications will now have great difficulty being accepted.  The...

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