Migration Update: Inquiry into Australia’s skilled migration program

By |2021-03-22T13:11:08+11:00March 22nd, 2021|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Expatriates, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility|

Guest post by Amanda Tinner, Visa Executive Australian Government may reserve places on flights and in quarantine for skilled migrants A Coalition-dominated committee reviewing Australia’s skilled migration program handed down its interim report last week, including a controversial recommendation that the Government reserve places on flights and in quarantine for skilled migrants. The COVID-19 [...]

COVID-19: Can organisations require assignees and business travellers to be vaccinated?

By |2021-03-22T13:26:17+11:00March 22nd, 2021|Assignees, Covid-19, Duty of Care, Employee Wellbeing, Health, Immigration, Mobility, Pandemic|

GUEST POST BY ANNA MICHIELSEN, GENERAL MANAGER, ECA INTERNATIONAL Many countries continue to grapple with the impact of Covid-19 on their economies with some reimposing strict restrictions on their residents after caseloads rebounded during the winter period in the northern hemisphere. Nonetheless, the commencement of a vaccination programme in many countries offers us hope [...]

Migration Update: Australian Global Talent Program

By |2021-03-22T13:12:25+11:00February 25th, 2021|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Compliance, Expatriates, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility|

TEMI Migration Update - February 2021 Guest post by Amanda Tinner, Visa Executive Update On The Global Talent Program The Australian Immigration Department has spent a lot of money on promoting the Global Talent Program over the last 12 months and compete with the brightest and best for global talent along with countries such [...]

Dawn of a New Hong Kong BN(0) Visa

By |2020-08-04T13:32:00+10:00August 4th, 2020|Business Travellers, Compliance, Destination Information, EU, Expatriates, Hong Kong Immigration, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobile Policy Design, Mobility, Skills, Travel, Travel Risk Management, UK Immigration, United Kingdom|

Dawn of a new Hong Kong BN(O) Visa On 22nd July 2020, the UK government published detailed contents on the new immigration route for British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) passport holders and their dependants in Hong Kong. Its emergence is evinced from the UK’s retaliation to the newly enacted national security laws in Hong Kong [...]

Fair Work High Income Threshold Changes 2020

By |2020-08-04T13:45:43+10:00July 31st, 2020|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Compliance, Duty of Care, Employment Law, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Remuneration, Risk, Travel|

Fair Work Commission Releases Changes To High Income Threshold 1 July 2020 - The Fair Work Commission has released its annual increase to the high income threshold. From an Australian immigration perspective, this threshold affects the salary benchmark that applicants aged over 45 years must now meet. From 1 July 2020, the high income [...]

UK Summer Economic and Immigration Statement:

By |2020-07-31T04:24:49+10:00July 31st, 2020|Business Travellers, Compliance, EU, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility, Pandemic, Skills, Students, UK Immigration, United Kingdom|

The Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus: On Wednesday 8th July 2020, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the introduction of a Jobs Retention Bonus. This is an incentive for employers to rehire their furloughed staff in exchange for a monetary payment paid by the UK government to employers. "Our message to business is clear: [...]

Australian Borders Close In Response to Covid-19 Threat

By |2020-03-20T11:15:47+11:00March 20th, 2020|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Compliance, Duty of Care, Expatriates, Immigration, industry trends, Mobility, New Zealand Immigration, Policy, Relocation, Risk, Safety, Strategy, Tax, Travel, trends|

Responding to Covid-19 Threat Australian Borders Close To All Non-Residents Effective 9.00pm AEDT on 20 March, 2020 ONLY Australian Citizens, residents and immediate family members will be allowed to travel to Australia.  Key points All non-residents will be banned from arriving in Australia from 9:00pm AEDT today. This ban replaces earlier travel bans on [...]

Invitation To Breakfast Seminar – TEMI AUGUST

By |2019-06-24T20:11:01+10:00June 13th, 2019|Australian immigration, Compliance, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Skills, Strategy, Tax, trends|

Invitation To A Breakfast Seminar We are getting in early and want you to make an entry in your diary. Post the Federal Election the ruling party will be keen to put their stamp on the political landscape. The Immigration Department has already legislated changes to begin in November and these changes will affect [...]

Australia – Changes To Immigration Occupation List Effective March 2019

By |2019-03-25T14:24:29+11:00March 25th, 2019|Australian immigration, Compliance, Duty of Care, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Strategy|

Changes to Occupation Lists as of 11 March 2019 All 482 and permanent residence applications lodged under Employer Nomination/Regional Sponsored Migration must be in the one of the below occupations (unless otherwise exempt). Added to Medium Long Term (4-year occupation list) and a pathway to permanent residence Telecommunications network planner Pressure welder Environmental Manager [...]

Australian Working Holiday Visa Age Limit Increases

By |2018-12-05T12:28:38+11:00December 5th, 2018|Australian immigration, Compliance, Duty of Care, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Strategy|

Australian Working Holiday Visa Age Limit increases for citizens of Canada and the Republic of Ireland Working holiday visas allow people aged between 18 and 30 from certain countries to holiday and work in Australia. The visa is valid for an initial 12-month stay in Australia from the date of arrival. The visa holders can [...]

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