Maryke Wylde's Blog (7)

Entrepreneur Visa November 2016

Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull has announced new visa pathways for innovative entrepreneurs under the new National Innovation and Science Agenda.

A new Entrepreneur Visa will be introduced to attract innovative talent and changes will be made to retain high achieving foreign students in Australia.

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton said ideas, skills and talent were essential to a high performing economy.

 "The National…

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Added by Maryke Wylde on March 18, 2016 at 10:15 — No Comments

Proposed Short Term Mobility Visa in 2016

In 2014 the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, announced a review of the current skilled migration and temporary visa programs.

As a result of the review a new proposal has been made for a 12-month skilled temporary visa. It appears the DIBP is working to implement this new visa in July 2016. The Federal…

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Added by Maryke Wylde on February 10, 2016 at 11:01 — No Comments

Immigration update for 2015 - the year in review

As the year draws to a close we are highlighting some of the changes to Australian Immigration in 2015. The appointment of a new Australian Prime Minister, the introduction and creation of the Australian Border Force (ABF) and a renewed focus on compliance have seen a lot of media attention. See below a list of some of the rest of the changes throughout 2015.

March -…

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Added by Maryke Wylde on December 17, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

457 sponsorship visa breaches and Taskforce Cadena

Since 1 July 2015, Taskforce Cadena has been investigating compliance of the sponsorship requirements applicable to all approved 457 business sponsors as part of a broader operation into incidents of fraud and the exploitation of workers. The taskforce is headed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in conjunction with the Fair Work Ombudsman.  The Taskforce will also involve the Australian Federal Police, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, Australian Tax…

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Added by Maryke Wylde on November 24, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

You would like to nominate a position for a 457 visa - do you have a "Genuine Need"?

If you are a Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) approved Employer Sponsor, you may have experienced the nomination application process, where you seek to nominate a position within your business, which you would like to fill with a candidate that you choose to sponsor for a 457 visa.

This process, over the life of your approved sponsorship, may have processed relatively easily in the past.  However, more recently, at TSS Immigration, we are experiencing more…

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Added by Maryke Wylde on October 20, 2015 at 10:56 — No Comments

Ensuring you are employing legal workers

It is the responsibility of all Australian employers to employ, refer and contract legal workers.

Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens are legal workers and have unlimited permission to work in Australia. 

Employers who believe their worker is a foreign national must carry out further checks to confirm that person has a visa with permission to work.

Employers found to have employed, referred or contracted a foreign national who…

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Added by Maryke Wylde on October 6, 2015 at 9:48 — No Comments

Payment for Visas an Offence under Proposed Changes to Migration Law

The Australian Parliament has introduced a new bill that would make it a criminal offence for a person to receive a benefit, including payment, in return for a sponsorship related event.

The bill, entitled the Migration Amendment (Charging for a Migration Outcome) Bill 2015, was introduced on 16 September and is intended to prevent ‘payment for visa’ arrangements that leads to exploitation of visa applicants and undermines the Australian migration framework. The proposed…

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Added by Maryke Wylde on September 25, 2015 at 15:24 — No Comments

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