Committee recommends eased pathway to permanent residency for migrant workers
It could become a lot easier for skilled workers to be granted permanent residency in Australia under recommendations set out in a new Parliamentary report (11 August 2021). More...
Tech giants back calls for intra-company transfer visas for Australia
Tech giants and industry bodies have broadly welcomed calls from a government-led committee to allow large companies to bypass labour market testing and parachute overseas executives into Australia where necessary (13 August 2021). More...
Changes to travel exemption statement
On 1 August 2021 the Minister for Health and Aged Care amended the Biosecurity Determination 2020 so that Australian citizens and permanent residents who are ordinarily resident in a country other than Australia are no longer automatically exempt from Australia’s travel restrictions (07 August 2021). More...
Improving Australia's skilled migration program
The Joint Standing Committee on Migration presented the final report for its inquiry into Australia’s skilled migration program. In this report, the committee has made recommendations addressing a range of issues including a whole of government approach to address skills shortages, providing clearer pathways to permanency to and enabling the best and brightest international students to come and stay here to help us fill persistent skills shortages. A copy of the report and more details about the inquiry are available on the committee website (09 August 2021).
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