Visa Sponsorship Scam

Posted on 08/03/17 No Comments

Following Domino’s Pizza Chain Visa Sponsorship Scam, where some franchisees have allegedly been charging up to $150,000 for a visa, Australian Government announced changes on 457 visa conditions. On 02 March 2017, Peter Dutton, The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection officially barred fast food chains from sponsoring foreign workers to work in Australia. Subsequent […]

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Donald Trump’s Immigration Policies & their effect on Australia

Posted on 13/02/17 No Comments

The executive orders President Donald Trump signed in Washington last week are paving the way for a sweeping overhaul of the US immigration and economic system. The upcoming reforms of the immigration law in US under the new leadership of President Donald Trump will deliver tighter border control measures that have not been seen in […]

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Significant investor visa scheme jumpstarts residential investments in Australia

Posted on 04/12/16 No Comments

Significant Investor Visa (SIV) scheme has given Australian residency to foreigners willing to spend at least $5 million on Complying Investments. After four years, Significant Investor Visa holders are eligible for permanent residency. China’s super wealthy have led a jump in the number of fast-tracked residential visas and now represents a very significant increase in the number […]

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Anti-457 visa move could harm Australia’s technology industry

Posted on 30/11/16 No Comments

Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes warns that anti-457 visa move could harm Australia’s technology industry. A private member’s bill into federal parliament – the Migration Amendment (Putting Local Workers First) Bill – will tighten up the controls around the issuance of 457 visas. According to The Australian, the bill would introduce more rigorous requirements for labour-market […]

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Australian states welcome business migrants

Posted on 28/11/16 2 Comments

BUSINESS MIGRATION TALK Australian states are increasingly recognising the incremental value and contribution that business migrants bring to their economy, employment and cultural diversity. In one way or the other, nearly all state governments have relaxed their criteria by eliminating business investment exclusions, reducing the minimum business investment and the state sponsorship application processing times. […]

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Update on 457 visa program

Posted on 24/11/16 1 Comment

SKILLED MIGRATION TALK Below presented are 457 program statistics extracted from the DIBP site.  According to these statistics, during the last financial year, there were about 18,000 sponsorships lodged, and out of these approximately 15,000 were approved and around 2,000 refused. In 2015/16, sponsoring businesses lodged closed to 70,000 457 nominations, out of which around […]

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Chinese are third biggest migrant group in Australia

Posted on 31/10/16 No Comments

The Chinese are the third biggest migrant group in Australia, behind the British and those from New Zealand. But the pattern of new settlement has changed in past decades. These days, Australia is actively recruiting wealthier business migrants from China, as well as tens of thousands of students. The latest estimate suggests there are 1.2 million […]

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China sources fresh milk from Tasmania

Posted on 31/10/16 No Comments

Businessman Lu Xianfeng is planning to fly fresh milk to his home city of Ningbo, in eastern China, from Tasmania. Lu owns Australia’s largest dairy operation from the island state, Moon Lake Investments Pty bought the 191-year-old Van Diemen’s Land Co. for $214 million (A$280 million) in March, giving him access to 25 dairy farms […]

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Young women leaving South Australia due to male-dominated industries

Posted on 23/10/16 No Comments

  Young women from South Australia are continuing to leave the state at far higher rates than men their age, in the 20 to 24 age group. Adelaide Now reports that last financial year, women made up 95% of the state’s population loss to other states in that early twenties age group – a rise from […]

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Business Migration Update: Entrepreneur Visa

Posted on 20/10/16 No Comments

An Entrepreneur Visa was launched on September 10, 2016. As one of my clients described it well – ‘it is a mini version of 132b venture capitalist program’. Though the investment requirements are lower, the big emphasis is on the competent English language and entrepreneur​ial skills. Though this visa has individual innovative skills in its […]

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