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How to apply for an Entrepreneur visa

Australia’s Entrepreneur visa came into effect on the 10th September 2016 and is aimed at entrepreneur’s in the Business Innovation and Investment visa stream to help the growth of the Australian economy. The Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) includes 5 streams. Business Innovation stream: For establishing, developing or managing new or existing…

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Domino’s Pizza Visa Investigation

Domino’s pizza giant have launched an internal investigation on Sunday 12th February 2017 after they discovered Fairfax media had secretly recorded an undercover investigation into a Domino’s franchisee asking for money in exchange for visa sponsorship in a regional Queensland store. The investigator (name withheld)  had agreed to go undercover to assist with exposing how…

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Religious Group Visa Cancellations

Ethnic groups, entire nationalities or people with political affiliations could be forced to have their visas “re-validated” and even face the possibility of cancellation by the Immigration Minister. On Thursday 09/02/2017 the House of Representatives passed through the migration bill which is expected to face opposition in the Senate. Migration experts have condemned the non-challengeable powers proposed to…

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Australia. The land of opportunity for migrants.

There are many great opportunities for those who are creative and willing to have entrepreneurial spirit when coming to Australia. Australia is “a country of many different landscapes and diverse cultures with a high quality of life and provides a wide range of different opportunities to anyone willing to have a go. If you feel you hold a…

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Visa Subclass 186 – 187 Request For Evidence

In recent months PESE case officers have been requesting Visa Subclass 186/187 TRT nominators to provide the names of employees who have completed training, this is to ensure that they can provide evidence the training has been undertaken and to provide completion certificates. The MIA (Migration Institue Of Australia) which is the professional association representing…

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House Price Predictions For 2017

It may not be the same as the property boom of 2013, with the latest survey we are expecting solid growth in house prices for 2017. But, for apartments, cities such as Perth and Darwin are predicted for more price falls. Sydney and Melbourne expect the biggest growth having four strong years of a 67%…

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Visa Migration Fraud and Scams

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection are concerned with recent scam calls where people are calling claiming to be from the Department and requesting money to progress visa applications. The caller usually will identify themselves as an employee, and typically will introduce themselves on a first name basis. Quite often the telephone number they…

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Lower Working Holiday Maker Tax Proposal Welcomed in Senate

The current Australian government has received further support from the Australian Greens to Lower Working Holiday Maker tax from the current 32.5 per cent for every dollar earned to 15 per cent for 417 and 462 visa holders, consistent with the rate applicable to visa holders under the Seasonal Workers Program, consistent with the rate…

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Changes to 457 temporary skilled work visa

FOREIGN workers now have less time to reapply for work in Australia under new changes to the 457 temporary skilled work visa. Peter Dutton the Immigration and Border Protection Minister put changes to Parliament in October under which come into force on Saturday 19th October 2016, foreign workers will now only have 60 days to…

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Department warns of Visa-Free hoax websites

With immigration information and policies being constantly updated, it can be hard keeping track of what is legitimate information compared to fraudulent information – especially in regards to migrating to Australia. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has issued a statement warning visa applicants about hoax websites and businesses advertising ‘visa-free arrangements’ between Australia…

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