Clarification of the changes to the residency requirements for the Significant Investor Visa stream in January 2015.
We summarise how, under the agreement, the two countries will reduce labour mobility barriers and improve temporary entry access.
Outlines recently announced government changes to the Subclass 400 visa which make these visas much more flexible for businesses.
Outlines recently announced government changes to the 457 visa programme, following the release of the 457 Integrity Review recommendations.
Details a government SIV review to ensure it remains attractive to high net worth investors, while maximising the benefit to the Australian economy.
The Minister for Immigration has announced the publication of the Report of the Independent Review into Integrity in the Subclass 457 Visa Programme.
Australia’s Significant Investor visa continues to gain traction as a preferred means for high net worth individuals to gain residency in Australia.
KPMG summarises the substantial changes for workers undertaking offshore resources activities which came into effect 29 June 2014.
This Newsflash advises that the introduction of credit card surcharge fees has been delayed and discusses Public Interest Criteria 4020.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced they will introduce a surcharge on credit card payments made for visa applications.
This Newsflash discusses the removal of nomination ceiling for Standard Business Sponsorship, and provides an update on Labour Market Testing.
Details on the commencement of Labour Market Testing for Subclass 457 visas have been released, coming into effect from 23 November 2013.
This Newsflash summarises the increases to visa application charges for subclass 457, subclass 186 and subclass 487 visas, effective 1 September 2013.
KPMG summarises transitional arrangements for subclass 457 visa applications lodged before 1 July 2013.
We outline the need-to-know information about the subclass 457 visa program changes introduced as at 1 July 2013.
This Migration Newsflash includes details of the proposed legislation for the Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visas) Bill 2013.
This edition includes details and business implications from the Migration Amendment (Reform of Employer Sanctions) Act 2013 commencing 1 June 2013.
This Migration Newsflash includes details of changes to the 457 visa application charge announced in the 2013 Federal Budget.
This issue discusses the release of details on a data matching program allowing the ATO to acquire temporary working visa data from DIAC.
We summarise the changes to the Visitor visa stream, together with an outline of the FWO's increased powers to monitor 457 compliance.
This Migration Newsflash provides details of changes to the Visitor visa stream effective from 23 March 2013.
KPMG provides a further update on the 457 visa program changes announced on 23 February 2013 by the Department of Immigration & Citizenship.
This Migration Newsflash outlines changes around the Temporary (Work) Skilled subclass 457 visa announced by the Minister for Immigration.
This Migration Newsflash includes details about the increases to visa charges effective 1 January 2013 and information about visa labelling charges.
We outline key reforms of the Employer Sanctions Bill and implications for individuals and employers.
We summarise the key elements of the Significant Investor visa, which became effective 24 November 2012. A Chinese translation is available.
This Migration Newsflash outlines the visa application charge increases effective 1 January 2013.
We summarise new legislation which makes further changes to temporary work visas, affecting applications lodged on or after 24 November 2012.
We outline changes to the Migration Act 1958 that would be made to legislate on the status of offshore resource project workers.
We summarise the key features of two Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) that will be set up in Beijing and Shanghai.
We outline important changes under Temporary Business Entry and Employer Nominated Permanent Residence Schemes, as announced in the Federal Budget.
We outline important changes to the migration program commencing 1 July 2012 under the Immigration portfolio, as announced in the Federal Budget.
The changes conclude the government's review of the skilled migration program. The announced changes have been flagged to commence on 1 July 2012.
This Migration Newsflash summarises the Australian Government's plans to cut living-away-from-home ("LAFH") allowances and benefits.
Living Away From Home benefits provided as a reimbursement may now be considered a part of an expatriate's earnings, confirmed by DIAC.
Implications for employers when considering making 457 visa holders redundant or otherwise terminate their employment.
Summarises the new accreditation scheme that will allow companies to obtain approval for priority processing and a 6 year business sponsorship.
An overview of Enterprise Migration Agreements designed to address skill shortages in the resources sector.
This Migration Newsflash outlines the new sponsor accreditation scheme commencing November 2011.
This Migration Newsflash provides a summary of the changes to the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme to assist Perth businesses.