TSS 482 Visa – Labour Agreement for the Horticulture Industry finalised

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In 2019, Citrus Australia provided support to AUSVEG in developing a Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement (HILA) that allows for the employment of those on 482 visas, which was approved by the Department of Home Affairs, and made available for application from 1 January 2020.   Labour agreements enable approved businesses to sponsor skilled overseas workers when there is a demonstrated need...

Australian Partner Visa – Getting Onshore and Bridging Visas.

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In earlier articles in this series, we looked at the different pathways (subclass 309/100 or 300) that you can follow if you are applying from outside Australia. In some cases, your partner may already be in Australia which, unfortunately, may mean a long wait offshore for an outcome on your partner visa application.  Getting Onshore  Applicants can explore two options to...

Australia: Novel Coronavirus and Australian visas

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On 1 February 2020, the Australian Government announced that Australia would be closing its borders to all travellers (except Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members) who had been in mainland China on or after 1 February 2020, including those who had transited through China on or after 1 February 2020. This has caused enormous disruption, particularly to...

Indonesian President to explore reciprocal tourist visa arrangements

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President Joko Widodo will urge Scott Morrison to end onerous entry requirements for Indonesians wanting to visit Australia when he flies into Canberra this weekend for an official visit. The Indonesian President, armed with a freshly inked trade deal that could come into force by April, wants his citizens to be offered visas on arrival in Australia, which mirrors the...

How I scored a Global Talent visa

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One entrepreneur now has permanent residency in Queensland. Ask anyone to make a list of places they would like to work in Australia, and it’s fair to say Rockhampton wouldn’t top too many lists. But for American entrepreneur Daniel Johnsen, 37, it was an opportunity to come and work with regional tech startups in a country he enjoys visiting. Johnsen was the...