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Our blog will keep you up to date with all the constantly changing Australian laws for immigration, Corporations, Employment, Criminal, Estate and Family.  

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Strengthened Character Test

Current Update – 11 March 2021 Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke announced a new Ministerial Direction (MD) 90 has been issued - Visa refusal and cancellation under section 501 and revocation of a mandatory...

Partner Visa Change Bill: Only Subclass 309 Visas Affected

Details of the Partner Visa Change Bill were released today which target proposed changes to the partner visa program to avoid mandatory offshore activity due to the COVID19 pandemic to a single visa. Subclass 309 Visas are affected.  The "Migration Amendment (Common...

Exemptions from English Test

Exemptions from English Test requirements when applying for the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) to prove English language proficiency are applied if one of the following apply: You are a passport holder from:CanadaNew Zealandthe Republic of Irelandthe...

Jobactive Requirement Summary

Jobactive requirement summary (Subclass 457, 482 and 494/Subclass 186 and 187). Clients must ensure that advertising on Jobactive use the platform correctly and undertake the required full 28 days of advertising. There have been reports that advertisements on...

Subclasses 190 & 491 Nominations

A small number of places have been allocated to the States and Territories for Subclasses 190 and 491 nominations and the Business Innovation and Investment classes up until the Federal Budget on 6 October 2020. The Department has provided the MIA with the specific...

Further Inbound Travel Exemptions

Further inbound travel exemptions were announced on the Australian Department of Home Affair's COVID mini site has been updated today to allow additional categories of persons to be automatically exempt from travel restrictions and can enter Australia, without...

New Priority Skills List and Testing Requirements

On 2 September 2020, the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, and the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, announced the introduction of...

Jobactive Labour Market Testing

Businesses considering nominating overseas skilled workers on Subclass 457 Temporary Work, Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage or Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visas, will be required to advertise these vacancies on the Jobactive...

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) Announced

Acting Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge has announced a new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) of 17 occupations that will be able to enter Australia to assist in the country's COVID recovery. The Acting Minister stated in his joint media release...

7 Reasons to Choose Shakenovsky

There are many reasons to work with a lawyer to protect your rights if you’re being prosecuted for a criminal offence. Here are seven reasons to choose Shakenovsky & Associates lawyers to protect yourself. Most people are unfamiliar with the process and are not sure of the best way forward to receive the best possible […]

Skilled Regional 5 Year Visa

The new 5 year visa for skilled regional workers commenced 16 November 2019 which opens up new opportunities for thousands of migrants looking to live and work in Australia. The new Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) is for skilled workers who want to live and work in regional Australia and can then apply […]

MLTSSL List For Permanent Residency

Are you on the MLTSSL list for permanent residency? The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MTLSSL) includes a set of skilled occupations determined by the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Department of Home Affairs (formerly DIBP). In order to qualify for skilled migration to Australia, you must nominate an occupation from […]

Why You Need An Immigration Lawyer

You may be wondering why you need an immigration lawyer to lodge your visa or citizenship application. While you can handle this on your own, the Australian laws change constantly and only immigration lawyers have the most up-to-date information.  Current and Extensive Knowledge The Department of Home Affairs (previously known as the Department of Immigration […]

Areas In The 491 Regional Migration Visa

You may be surprised to learn which new areas are included in the 491 Regional Migration Visa. Starting 16 November 2019 the areas included in the 491 regional migration visa are changing the definition of regional Australia, which can mean good news for you!  The new definition of ‘regional’ for immigration purposes will open up […]

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