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TSS Visa to PR

  Before we know it, the 457 visa will be a distant memory and the Government’s new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa program will be in full swing. Transitioning to permanent residency from the 457 visa was relatively straightforward, with most people eligible for a 186 visa after two years via the Temporary Resident Transition Stream. So, what happens once the TSS visa kicks in? TSS visa to PR The TSS visa will be split into two streams. If you’re only eligible for the short-term stream then unfortunately you will not be able to transition to permanent residency. However, if […]

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What is the Skilling Australians Fund Levy?

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  The Government has announced plans to introduce a Skilling Australians Fund Levy, effective from March 2018. This news impacts employers planning to sponsor overseas employees on short-term and PR visas. What does it involve? At present, employers sponsoring temporary overseas workers must either spend 1% of their annual payroll on training Australian workers or donate 2% to the annual payroll to an approved training fund. The Government wants to scrap this practice and introduce a flat levy instead. They say the old system was too hard to police. How much will employers pay? The amount payable depends on the […]

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10 Facts About the New Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa

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  Under the new temporary sponsored parent visa program, applicants can stay in Australia for up to ten years. In this week’s Budget, the Government confirmed plans to introduce a new temporary sponsored parent visa, enabling parents to live in Australia for as long as a decade, but not settle here permanently. Up to 15,000 people each year will be eligible to apply. The Government believes the visa will help families reduce their childcare costs as grandparents step in to share the load. Here are ten things you need to know before applying for the temporary sponsored parent visa. 1. […]

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