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Moving to Australia? Don’t forget your four-legged friend

Bringing your dog to Australia

Travelling to Australia is pretty straightforward for us humans – just hop on a plane and relax until we arrive. Unfortunately, the process is a little more complex if you’re bringing a dog to Australia. If you’re migrating to Australia and want to bring your dog or cat along, you’ll need to adhere to strict import conditions. Our four-legged friends can present a biosecurity risk, so it’s essential to find out what import conditions apply to your particular pet. If you’re bringing a dog to Australia from New Zealand, Norfolk Island or the Cocos islands, you will not require a […]

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Changes to 457 Visa Program

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The Government has announced plans to reform the 457 visa scheme and cut red tape for business owners. An independent review of the program carried out earlier this year recommended a series of changes. “An effectively managed skilled migration programme ensures foreign workers supplement rather than substitute Australian workers. A business that is forced to close because it is unable to access the labour that it requires employs no-one. That is a lose–lose situation for both employers and employees,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said. Want to make the move? Visit our migration information guide for Melbourne and further […]

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Changing Sponsors on a 457 Visa

Changing sponsors on a 457 visa is possible, but it must be done the right way. If you’ve been sponsored on a 457 visa, you may reach a point when you no longer want to work for your sponsoring employer. Perhaps you’ve been offered better pay for the same type of work or maybe you’re just unhappy with your employer. Whatever the reason, you must ensure that the transition between sponsors is smooth or you could risk breaching your visa conditions. Switching sponsors is not as easy as quitting your job on a Friday and starting a new job on […]

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