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Inside track: Immigration

01 September 2020

#Immigration Law

Inside track: Immigration

In the media

Seasonal and Pacific workers to help fill labour gaps - Australia's farmers & regional businesses will be able to recruit much-needed workers from Pacific & Timor-Leste
The agreement struck paves the way for the resumption of recruitments under the Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme, which connect Pacific and Timorese workers with Australian businesses and fill rural and regional workforce shortages when Australian workers are not available.  More...

New visa arrangements for Hong Kong passport holders now in effect
New visa arrangements for Hong Kong students, temporary graduates and skilled workers come into effect. The new arrangements mean up to 10,000 Hong Kong passport holders in Australia will be able to extend their stay for five years and apply to remain here permanently (21 August 2020).  More...

Population decline due to coronavirus could cost economy $117bn a year, KPMG forecast shows
There could be a million fewer people than previously predicted in Australia by the end of the decade as a result of COVID-19, producing an annual hit to the economy of $117 billion by 2030 and an ageing workforce (21 August 2020).  More...

In practice and courts and publishing

Critical skills list updated
The Commissioner of the Australian Border Force may grant an individual exemption if you are a non-citizen under categories outlined, including travelling at the invitation of the Australian Government or a state or territory government authority for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response. An individual can submit a request for a travel exemption under these category or a business can submit a request on their behalf.  More...

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