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Hospitality workers on working holiday visas are exempt from 6-month work limitations.

From 1 January 2024, until further government decisions are made, workers in the tourism and hospitality sectors can work for the same employer in Australia for more than 6 months without asking...

Australia’s migration program is returning to business as usual with changes to 408, 482 and 485 Visas.

As part of our commitment to keep you abreast of the latest developments in Australia's immigration landscape, we are bringing to your notice some significant announcements that have recently been...

Changes to work restrictions for student and working holiday visa holders effective 1 July 2023.

Effective from 1st July 2023, Australian Student visa holders (subclass 500) and Working Holiday / Work and Holiday visa holders (subclasses 417 and 462) have had work restrictions re-instated on...

Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) to increase from 1 July 2023

The Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Claire O’Neill announced on the 27th April that the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) will increase from $53,900 to $70,000 from July...

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Developments in Labour Agreements for the Hospitality Industry

The Department of Home Affairs has issued a template for Labour Agreements for the Restaurant Industry and Hotel and Accommodation Industry.

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Short Term Stream 457 and 482 Permanent Residency Applications under the 186TRT Pathway

The Department of Home Affairs has released the Legislative Instrument that details the conditions under which 457 and 482 Visa holders may apply for Permanent Residency under the 186 Temporary...

Chefs now included on the Australian priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL).

In response to the crippling skills shortage in the hospitality sector, the Australian Government has today announced that Chefs have been added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)...

Tourism and Hospitality now a critical work sector for Subclass 408 and student work rights visas.

The Subclass 408 COVID-19 Pandemic Event visa, which the Australian Government introduced to allow critical workers to stay in Australia during the Covid-19 pandemic, has added Tourism and Hospitality as...

Changes to the regulations around transitional PR pathway for 457 and 482 visa holders

The Acting Minister for Immigration has released some promised changes that everyone has waited for. Before those changes, those who were sponsored by their employers on 457 and/or 482 visas...

Job Keeper Scheme Guidance Manual for Businesses

On 9 April 2020 the Federal Government legislation amending the Fair Work Act 2009 was passed by Parliament and received royal assent to operate the day after that date.

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