Invitation To Breakfast Seminar – TEMI AUGUST

By |2019-06-13T13:33:15+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+10:00March 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+10:00December 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 [...]

Labour Market Testing Exemption

By |2018-09-07T10:42:30+10:00September 7th, 2018|Australian immigration, Compliance, Duty of Care, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Strategy|

Australian Immigration Update TSS Visa & Labour Market Testing   The good news is that there are now more exemptions to Labour Market Testing. The Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirement is mandatory under the Temporary Skilled Shortage Visa (TSS) visa subclass 482 unless the applicant is exempt. This exemption has been expanded and now, for [...]

Australia – New TSS Visa

By |2018-09-07T10:22:00+10:00September 7th, 2018|Australian immigration, Compliance, Duty of Care, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Strategy|

The long anticipated TSS (Temporary Skilled Shortage), subclass 482 visa comes into force on 18 March 2018. Say Goodbye to the 457 Visa!   A quick recap on what we are currently working with: - The Short-term stream, under which overseas workers whose occupations are on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List will be able to [...]

Skilling Australians Fund – Commenced Sunday 12 August 2018

By |2018-09-07T10:07:50+10:00September 7th, 2018|Australian immigration, Compliance, Duty of Care, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Strategy|

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has advised that the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) will commence this coming Sunday 12 August. What is the SAF? The nomination training contribution charge offsets expenditure from the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF). The SAF is a training fund administered by the Department of Education and Training. The SAF will [...]

Top 3 things To Look Out For When Responding To Recent 457 Visa Program Changes

By |2017-06-26T12:22:28+10:00June 26th, 2017|Aligning Global Mobility, Australian immigration, Expatriates, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Remuneration, Risk, Strategy, Uncategorized|

By Amanda Tinner June 2017 With so many changes to the Australian visa program already implemented and further changes to be implemented over the next nine months, what should HR people now be asking themselves, what should they be planning for and what should they be telling the business? Longer Lead Times Looking at the [...]

Global Restrictive Covenants in International Assignments and their Effectiveness

By |2017-01-19T20:22:44+10:00October 26th, 2016|Employment Law, Immigration, Payroll, Policy|

By Duncan Macintosh, GEO Solutions Director of Shield GEO  What is a Restrictive Covenant and Why Is It Important for International Assignments? Restrictive covenants are contractual terms usually contained in an employment agreement or letter or assignment, which could also be a part of a broader written employment policy.  Restrictive covenants are essentially constraints on employee actions [...]

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