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Migration News 2018-03-22T04:20:00+00:00

Stay up to date with the latest Australian immigration news and changes brought to you by the legal team at Ethos Migration.

Overview of the Temporary Skills Shortage – TSS Visa – Subclass 482

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Further to the Prime Minister's announcement in April 2017 the abolition of the 457 visa has come [...]

The Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) Visa has arrived

March 20th, 2018|0 Comments

The changes to Australia’s temporary skilled visa program came into force on 18 March 2018 in line [...]

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Employer Sponsored Updates – TSS Visa, RSMS & ENS – Final Stages of Implementation

March 4th, 2018|0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) (formally the Department of Immigration & Border Protection) is in the [...]

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Subclass 482 – Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa – February 2018 Update

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Ethos Migration has been informed of a range of updates relating to the Subclass 482 - Temporary Skills [...]


Skilled Visa Occupation List Update – STSOL and MLTSSL – 17 January 2018

January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has advised the changes to the lists of eligible skilled occupations [...]

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Skilled Visa Update – 457 Visa, TSS Visa, Labour Agreements & Occupation List Updates

January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Skilled Visa Update - 457 Visa, TSS Visa, Labour Agreements & Occupation List Updates The Department of [...]

Same Sex Marriage and Migration Law

December 18th, 2017|0 Comments

What the legalisation of same-sex marriage means for couples applying for various visas Australia has become [...]

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Long Visitor Visa Now Available for Singaporean Nationals

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The Department of Immigration & Border Protection has introduced a new long validity, multiple-entry option for the [...]

Proposed Changes to Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) – January 2018 Update

November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

The Department of Employment is responsible for undertaking a regular review of the Short-term Skilled Occupation List [...]

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RSMS Perth Update: Metropolitan Perth removed as Specified Regional Area

November 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Further to the broad range of announcements made by the Department of Immigration & Border Protection in [...]

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457 Update: Transitional arrangements for 457 holders applying for Permanent Residency post March 2018

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Up until now there has been significant confusion surrounding if subclass 457 visa holders will be eligible [...]

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New Property Development Criteria for Victorian State Nomination – Business Talent Subclass 132 Visa

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) for the Significant Business History stream has different requirements that [...]

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Labour Market Testing & International Trade Obligations | TSS Visa

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Compulsory Labour Market Testing for the TSS Visa and the exemptions that apply under Australia’s International Trade [...]

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Industry Insights: Recruitment Consultants – Replacement of the Subclass 457 Visa with the TSS Visa

October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

What does the abolishment of the 457 visa mean for visa-holding Recruitment Consultants in Australia? Much has [...]

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Citizenship Update: New Australian Citizenship laws to be amended and reintroduced

October 24th, 2017|0 Comments

The Australian Government will be reintroducing the Australian Citizenship Legislation Bill 2017 (the bill) that failed to [...]

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Citizenship Update: Citizenship bill has been struck out of parliament

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Following the announcement by Shadow Minister Tony Burke on 18 October 2017 that the government’s citizenship bill [...]

Victoria temporarily closes Engineering and Building occupations for state nomination

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Changes to skilled applications for engineering and building occupations On 12 October 2017 the Victorian Government announced [...]

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Partner visas and family violence – Obtaining your PR after your relationship has broken down

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Following a law that was passed by the Federal government in 2012 family violence provisions were inserted [...]

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Skilled Migration Update: NSW State Nomination List 2017/18

September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

The Department of Industry which is responsible for the NSW Skilled Nominated program has announced its updated [...]

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2017/2018 Migration Programme Planning Levels Remain Unchanged

September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

2017- 18 Migration Programme planning levels remain unchanged - government maintaining a strong economic agenda As part [...]

Citizenship Changes – September 2017 Update

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

On the 20 April earlier this year the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull along with Minister for Immigration, [...]

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Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 188/888) Guide

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

What does the Business Innovation and Investment Visa (Subclass 188) let me do? Individuals that have a [...]

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Applying for an Australian Labour Agreement

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

A Labour Agreement is an agreement between an employer and the Australian Federal Government allowing an approved business [...]

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Occupation Ceilings for 2017-2018 Migration Programme Released

August 4th, 2017|0 Comments

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released the occupation ceilings for the Australian 2017-2018 programme [...]

Visa Application Refused or Visa Cancelled | What are your options?

July 30th, 2017|0 Comments

If you have received a 'Refusal Notification' or your substantive visa has been cancelled by the Department [...]

Migration Information Seminar & Q&A – Hobart, Tasmania

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Ethos Migration is hosting a FREE information seminar on migration options for people living, working and studying [...]

Overview of the Skilling Australians Fund Levy – TSS Visa

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Further to the Government's announcement regarding the abolishment of the subclass 457 visa, the Government has introduced [...]

The Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

The Australian Government has announced and implemented a number of significant changes to the skilled migration programme [...]

Changes to Australian Migration and Visas – Post 1 July 2017

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

New Zealand Special Category Visa Holders The Federal Government introduced an additional pathway for New Zealand citizens [...]

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Temporary Suspension of Offshore Nomination Applications from Northern Territory State Government

May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Northern Territory General Skilled Migration Update – Temporary Suspension of Offshore Nomination Applications (subclass 489/190) The Northern [...]

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Australian Permanent Residence Pathway for NZ Citizens living in Australia

May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Australian Federal Government has made a legislative amendment creating a new permanent visa stream for specified [...]

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Partner Visa Update – Information, Processing Times, Statistics and Sponsorship Requirements

May 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has provided registered migration agents with a statistical overview of [...]

Changes to Australian Citizenship

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

On the 20 April 2017 the Prime Minister, the Honourable Mr Malcolm Turnbull alongside the Honourable Mr [...]

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457 Visa Replacement and Upcoming Changes

April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the 457 visa programme will be abolished and replaced by a new [...]

South Australia Nomination Updates – Increase in ‘High Point’s’ and Chain Migration – Immigration South Australia

April 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Government of South Australia - Immigration South Australia has announced changes to their state nomination programme. [...]

Queensland Skilled Migration Update – Temporary Suspension on State Nominations (489/190)

April 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) has advised that they are placing a temporary suspension on all [...]

Market Salary Rates & Equivalent Worker Requirements for Subclass 457 Visa

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

As part of the subclass 457 visa programme, the Australian government introduced the 'equivalent worker' and 'market [...]

Subclass 457 Visa Programme Update – March 2017

March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Ethos Migration has received correspondence from the Department of Immigration & Border Protection regarding a range of [...]

457 Visa and Condition 8107 – What Is Condition 8107?

March 22nd, 2017|2 Comments

An insight into Condition 8107 on the Subclass 457 Visa When an applicant is granted a Subclass [...]

Skilled Migration Western Australia Suspends RCB Certifications and Nominations

March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The Western Australian State Government has announced that it is no longer certifying positions for Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass [...]

Recent Success Case: Temporary Work (Short-Stay) Specialist visa

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Recent successful cases: Earlier this week, Ethos Migration successfully assisted an award-winning local company specialising in street [...]

Review of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT)

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Review of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) On the 24 February 2017 the review of [...]

Overseas Business Sponsors – Sponsoring Employees to Work in Australia

February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Subclass 457 - Overseas Business Sponsorship Australia is one of the world's largest economies with transparent and [...]

Transitioning into Permanent Residency from a 457 Visa

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Transitioning into Permanent Residency from a 457 Visa As the holder of a 457 visa you may [...]

Failure at AAT Stage – What is Ministerial Intervention?

December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

“…Refused.” “…Cancelled.” The above represent the two most feared words for any visa applicant or visa holder, [...]

457 Visa Stay In Australia After Employment Termination Reduced

November 16th, 2016|0 Comments

As of Saturday 18th November 2016, overseas workers on a subclass 457 visa will only be permitted [...]

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ICT Occupations Temporarily Closed for Victorian State Nomination

November 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Skilled Migration Victoria has announced that 'due to a large volume of skilled visa nomination applications received, [...]

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A Guide to Subclass 457 Business Sponsorship Obligations

October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

A Guide to the Subclass 457 Business Sponsorship Obligations If your business currently makes use of the [...]

Changes to the Temporary Activity Visa Framework

October 12th, 2016|1 Comment

The Australian Government will soon be introducing changes to Australia's temporary activity framework from the 19 November [...]

Australia to Introduce ‘Entrepreneur Visa’

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Australian ‘Entrepreneur’ Visa to be Introduced as of 10 September 2016 Recently the Australian Government has announced [...]


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