Travel exemption updates – November 2020

With the dramatic decrease in COVID 19 numbers in Australia, the Australian Government have added further classes of persons who do not require a travel exemption to enter Australia.  These include: a person who has been in New Zealand for 14 days or more immediately prior to arrival by air in Australia a diplomat to Australia, including their immediate family members holding a subclass 995 visa a person transiting Australia for 72… Read More

Salary Requirements to nominate an overseas worker (subclass 482, 186, 187)

If you intend to sponsor foreign workers in your business you must meet salary requirements.  These requirements are designed to ensure that overseas workers are paid the market salary rate and that the employer sponsored visa program is not used to undercut the local labour market. What are the salary requirements to nomination an overseas worker? There are two salary requirements that an employer must: Firstly, you must demonstrate that you will pay an… Read More

New Australian COVID visa for temporary visa holders

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Australian Government have announced a new COVID visa stream under their existing Temporary Activity Visa scheme (subclass 408). The purpose of the visa is to provide a pathway for certain former and current holders of temporary visas to lawfully remain in Australia who would otherwise be required to depart, but for the COVID-19 pandemic, are unable to leave Australia. Criteria for all applicants: Must hold… Read More