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Medicare On A Visa

Medicare for Visa Holders If you’re applying for an Australian visa, you’re probably wondering what your healthcare entitlements are. Australia has an excellent public health system, but not all visa holders are covered by Medicare. Some people are required to purchase private health insurance and maintain coverage during their time in Australia. Once you become a permanent resident or Australian citizen you are entitled to free access. Until then, it’s a little more complicated. Reciprocal Healthcare Agreements Australia has reciprocal healthcare arrangements in place with some countries. This means that visitors or visa holders from these places may be able to […]

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457 Visa Grandfathering Arrangements Announced

457 visa grandfathering announcement

***UPDATED*** Good news… The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released details of the 457 visa transitional arrangements covering those impacted by the widespread reforms announced earlier this year.   If you’re a 457 visa holder, you’ve applied for one or you’re planning to apply for one before the scheme ends in March 2018, this article will tell you everything you need to know. For many people (us included), the last six months have been an awful waiting game. Rumours were rife regarding grandfathering arrangements and lots of folk have been hanging in limbo, fearing that their plans of becoming […]

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Sponsoring a Sports Coach on a 408 Visa

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  Every year we hear from dozens of clubs and academies wanting to sponsor sports coaches from overseas. The increasing popularity of sports like tennis, badminton and gymnastics means home-grown coaches are often in short supply and club owners have no choice but to seek talent from outside of Australia in order to meet demand for classes, competitions and tuition. Is it hard to sponsor a sports coach? Whether you want to sponsor a tennis coach or a gymnastics coach, certain criteria must be met. The club or academy must meet requirements and the nominee must have the skills or […]

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