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Upcoming Changes in Immigration Law Regarding Student Visas Effective 1 July 2016

May 27, 2016
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The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced a Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF), to take effect on 1 July 2016.

Under the SSVF, there will be only two (2) student visa categories: SC500 student visa for the student and SC590 student guardian visa for the […]

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New Australian SOL and CSOL Released

May 17, 2016
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The new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) have been released and will take effect starting 1 July 2016.

For the complete lists, click here: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2016L00800/Downloads

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457 Visa Delays Cause Frustration

May 11, 2016
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Delays in processing section 457 visas get small businesses up in arms, reports John Durie in his column in The Australian.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection boasts of processing claims in 40 working days or eight weeks, but small business people complain of delays of more […]

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New Migration Legislation Amendments

May 1, 2016
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The Migration Legislation Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2016, which took effect on 19 April 2016, has made several key amendments to Australian migration laws.

Standard business sponsors of subclass 457 visas are obligated not to engage in discriminatory recruitment practices based on immigration status or citizenship […]

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