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Immigration January 1, 2011

Migrating under the Employer Nomination Scheme

Since 14 July 2010, the Commonwealth Government has given employer sponsored applications for general skilled migration the highest level of priority. This includes applications under the Regional Skilled Migration Scheme and the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS). The ENS enables employers to sponsor employees for permanent residence.  Only Australian businesses can take advantage of the ENS […]

Immigration December 1, 2010

Immigration – New points test

On 11 November 2010 the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced the Commonwealth Government’s intention to implement a new points test for certain General Skilled Migration visas.  The new points test will apply to applications made on or after 1 July 2011. The Commonwealth Government expects the pass mark for the new points test to […]

Immigration November 1, 2010

Working in Australia – The Business Long Stay Visa

If you are interested in working in Australia on a temporary basis, one of the most common programs is the 457 business visa.  This program enables businesses to employ an overseas worker for up to four years.  The worker can bring other eligible secondary applicants with them to Australia.  Secondary applicants can also work and […]