2017 Australian Migration Breakdown

2017 Australian Migration Breakdown

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has set aside 190,000 available places for Australia’s migration programme. This is in line with previous migration quotas. The breakdown of these available places are as follows: 128,500 places will be...
Treasurer Morrison Rejects Cut in Migration

Treasurer Morrison Rejects Cut in Migration

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has stated that Australia’s current level of migration is necessary to keep the economy going, given the decline in Australia’s working age population. His response comes amidst a fierce debate between the ruling...
Employer Nomination Scheme

Employer Nomination Scheme

Employer sponsored visas have been a controversial issue since an integrity report was released in September 2014. The 457 visa scheme in particular has come under heavy scrutiny, especially with recent examples of visa abuse such as the 7-Eleven franchise scandal....
Business Innovation and Investment Visas

Business Innovation and Investment Visas

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection introduced a new visa stream for the subclass 188 Business Innovation and Investment visa, the Entrepreneur visa (188D) in September 2016, which gives new options to business owners and innovators. This is as a...
457 Visa Abuse Leads to Negative Restrictions

457 Visa Abuse Leads to Negative Restrictions

The 457, 186 and 187 visa subclasses constitute the foundation of Australia’s employment visa system. It’s purpose is to facilitate Australian companies to employ demanded professionals from overseas and deal with the shortage of local labours.  However, it has been...