CEOs, university lecturers among those now able to apply for skilled worker visa

A refined list of occupations eligible to apply for a skilled worker visa comes into effect today, after the Federal Government made a number of concessions. The changes will see people with some occupations such as chief executives or university lecturers now able to apply for a four-year temporary visa instead of a two-year visa….

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Temporary Activity Visa Framework – Update

A new Temporary Activity Visa Framework will commence on 19 November 2016.  The framework is designed to reduce red tape by removing sponsorship and nomination requirements for specific short stay activities. The new framework will integrate the existing seven temporary activity visa classes into four visas: Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International…

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Highly specialised short term visa for Australia extended to six months

A visa for those wishing to work in Australia for a short period of time in a highly specialised job has been extended from three months to six months. The Temporary Work Short Stay activity Visa (Subclass 400) is a dedicated visa for those seeking to enter and stay in Australia for non-ongoing short-term highly specialised work. It usually…

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Retiring to Australia – what you need to know

Retirement is a time for rest and relaxation, and to enjoy the twilight of your years in whatever fashion best suits your needs. If you are nearing retirement age and considering spending your golden years in a new country, then Australia might be just right for you. Recently, the OECD Better Life Index named Australia as…

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