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New Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa

The Australian Government has announced that a new Temporary Sponsored Parent visa will be available from November 2017, with 15,000 visas available annually. This visa will allow the parents of Australians (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens) to spend more time with their families without impacting the Australian community. Current permanent

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The Tempoary Work (Subclass 457) visa has been replaced

On the 18th of April 2017 the government announced that the Temporary Work (Skills) Visa (subclass 457) will be terminated and replaced by the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa. The implementation of this new visa will start immediately with full implementation to be complete by March 2018. It is important to note that current visa

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Review of the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) from 2013 to 2017

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) was introduced in July 2012 and was replaced on the 19th of April 2017 by the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). The SOL helped manage Australia’s skilled migration program by indicating which occupations were in short supply and which skills would be needed in the medium to

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