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Rebecca Macmillan

JD, BSc

Registered Migration Agent - Cairns

Areas of Expertise

Immigration Law

Expertise

Rebecca is a Registered Migration Agent with over 10 years’ experience specialising in Australian migration law.
Rebecca works with Australian and overseas business to obtain Australian work visas for skilled professionals. She also provides guidance and support to businesses in relation to migration compliance and record keeping . 


In addition, Rebecca assists individuals wishing to migrate to Australia under the skilled migration program, or family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents. She has also assisted sporting clubs sponsor elite sports professionals.
Rebecca works with clients both in Australia and overseas. 

Experience

Rebecca has assisted clients in the following areas:

  • temporary and permanent employer sponsorship (including regional employment)
  • skilled independent and skilled nominated visas
  • visas for elite sports professionals
  • business and investment visas
  • visas for family – partners, parents and family of New Zealand citizens
  • resident Return Visas
  • Australian citizenship
  • health waiver submissions
  • character submissions
  • responding to notices of intention to cancel or refuse a visa.

Publications

05 December 2019 - Knowledge

SkillSelect Update – October 2019

#Immigration Law

The Migration Program for this year has been set at a cap of 160,000 places. Approximately 70 per cent of places have been allocated to skilled visas, with the bulk of the remainder allocated to family visas.

02 December 2019 - Knowledge

Employing an overseas worker: A guide for Australian businesses

#Immigration Law

Australia now has more employer sponsored visas than ever before – but which is right for your business? We take a look at some options.

09 April 2019 - Knowledge

Upcoming changes to migration legislation and 2019 federal budget highlights

#Immigration Law

We wrap up the key immigration announcements from the recent federal budget and also take a look at some upcoming legislative changes due to take effect from 17 April 2019.

26 March 2019 - Knowledge

Three key immigration initiatives announced

#Immigration Law

Last week the Federal Government announced new visas for regional Australia which will be available from November 2019. It will also revise the definition of Regional Australia to include all of Australia except for the metropolitan areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Perth.

05 March 2019 - Knowledge

New five year visa for parents and grandparents

#Immigration Law

A new five year parent visa will be available from 17 April 2019. This is a temporary visa allowing parents of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia.

26 February 2019 - Knowledge

Changes to employer sponsorship requirements for overseas doctors

#Immigration Law

The Federal Government has revealed its latest initiative designed to direct doctors to areas of need – and prevent oversupply in other areas.

05 February 2019 - Knowledge

Designated Area Migration Agreements for regional Australia

#Immigration Law

The latest news in migration.

29 January 2019 - Knowledge

Migration update - January

#Immigration Law

The latest news in migration.

20 November 2018 - Knowledge

Administrative Appeals Tribunal discretion to accept late applications

#Immigration Law

New Federal Court precedent creates hope for AAT applications lodged after the time limit expires.

24 October 2018 - Knowledge

Migration: Embracing our future

#Immigration Law

The key message from this year’s Migration Institute of Australia conference in Sydney is that skilled migration is good for the economy.

16 October 2018 - Knowledge

SkillSelect update - 16 October 2018

#Immigration Law

Invitations for skilled migration are issued monthly. Here are the statistics for the September 2018 invitation round.

02 October 2018 - Knowledge

Does your business need a labour agreement?

#Immigration Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety

If your business is having difficulty satisfying the criteria for the TSS visa, a labour agreement might be a solution.

18 September 2018 - Knowledge

Visa options for global staff exchange

#Immigration Law

Did you know there is a visa which allows your overseas employees to gain experience in Australia?

12 September 2018 - Knowledge

What's News in Immigration - 12 September 2018

#Immigration Law

Immigration is an ever changing space. Over the past week a number of changes have been announced.

22 August 2018 - Knowledge

What’s New in Immigration Law – 22 August 2018

#Immigration Law

The government is still seeking to amend the Citizenship Act and has reintroduced to parliament the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 for introduction and passage in the coming spring session of the Parliament.

15 August 2018 - Knowledge

What's News in Immigration - 15 August 2018

#Immigration Law

On 12 August 2018 the requirements for labour market testing changed again.

07 August 2018 - Knowledge

Skilling Australia Fund commences 12 August 2018

#Immigration Law

From 12 August 2018 employers wanting to sponsor overseas workers will need to pay the new training levy known as the Skilling Australia Fund and labour market testing requirements change again.

31 July 2018 - Knowledge

Bridging visas – When can I leave Australia?

#Immigration Law

We explain how bridging visas operate to help you understand when you can and cannot travel.