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.
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue