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Inside track: Immigration

07 December 2021

#Immigration Law

Inside track: Immigration

In the media

Response to COVID-19 variant underscores the need for reform to international travel restrictions system
The Human Rights Law Centre has urged the federal government to overhaul the legal framework for travel restrictions following the postponement of border changes for people on temporary visas (02 December 2021).  More...

Visa changes to support the reopening of Australia and our economic recovery
The Morrison Government is making it easier for highly skilled migrants to remain in Australia and to continue working in critical sectors as Australia’s economic recovery continues, particularly in health, hospitality and our regions. The changes complement the Government’s recent announcement that fully vaccinated eligible temporary and provisional visa holders may enter Australia without a travel exemption from 1 December 2021 (25 November 2021).  More...

COVID-19 concessions for offshore temporary graduate visa holders
Temporary visa holders who have been unable to travel to Australia as a result of COVID-19 international border restrictions will be able to apply for a replacement visa. This would allow current and former Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders whose visas expired on or after 1 February 2020 to re-apply for a new subclass 485 visa of the same duration as their original visa (25 November 2021).  More...

Further support for international education sector and international students
The Morrison Government will introduce further targeted measures to support the international education sector to roar back, as international borders reopen. The new visa settings mean Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders will be able to apply for a replacement visa. The Morrison Government will increase the length of stay on the Temporary Graduate visa from two to three years for Masters by coursework graduates, matching that of Masters by research graduates (25 November 2021).  More...

Switzerland to get access to work and holiday program
The Morrison Government today announced that Switzerland will become the 45th country to have access to Australia’s Working Holiday Maker program from 1 January 2022. Young people from Switzerland, aged between 18 and 30, can apply to stay in Australia for one year while undertaking short-term work and study (23 November 2021).  More...

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