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Skilling Australians Fund (SAF)

What happens when the legislation is effective?   Temporary Skilled Workers (Subclass 482)   Sponsors with a turnover of less than $10 million per year will be required to pay an annual levy of $1,200 for each year the worker is employed. Sponsors with a turnover greater than $10 million will be required to pay…
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Several Occupations Flagged for Removal

Is your occupation affected? Following recent visa reforms, the skilled occupation lists are now being reviewed and updated regularly by the Department of Jobs & Small Business. New occupation lists will come into effect on 1st of July 2018.   What's changing? 17 occupations flagged for possible removal 3 occupations possibly moving from Medium Term to Short…
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Skilling Australians Fund

The SAF Bill has now been passed through Parliament. The legislation has not yet come into effect but it is expected very soon.   What happens when the legislation is effective? Temporary Skilled Workers Sponsors with a turnover of less than $10 million per year will be required to pay an annual levy of $1,200…
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Notifying the Department of Certain Events

Sponsors who have had their sponsorship application approved online can now notify the Department of certain events via ImmiAccount.   What changes are you required to notify the Department of? legal name trading name registration details business structure ongoing communication contact owners/Directors/Principals/Partners business address insolvency / bankruptcy / receivership / liquidation / administration cessation of existence as…
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Recent Permanent Visa Reforms and How They Affect You

I’m sure a lot of visa holders and potential applicants are keeping a close eye on the combined list, now we know that it will be updated every 6 months. The combined list has now been split up into 3 categories; STSOL (Short-term Skilled Occupation List) MLTSSL (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List) ROL (Regional…
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Recent Reforms

It's been a long time coming but the Subclass 457 Visa has now been replaced by the Subclass 482 Temporary Skills Shortage Visa. New legislation came into effect on 18th of March 2018. The below post details the major changes and how these may affect you or your business.   Subclass 482 - TSS Changes…
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