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Australia Immigration Important Updates After Elections 2019

Tue, May 28 2019

Australia Immigration Important Updates After Elections 2019

The Australian General elections were conducted on 18th May 2019 and the results suggest that Coalition Party will hold office for the next three years. There has been no announcement regarding the change in the Immigration Minister.

The Coalition Party is coming once again to the power and here are some of the updates related to Australia Immigration:

  • Introduction of new Regional Visas

The recently announced 2019 Skilled Work Regional Visa Subclass 491 and Skilled Employer Sponsored Visa Subclass 494 will be available from November. The government will focus on inviting migrants into the regional areas.

  • Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)

The new Government is working on more Designated Area Migration Agreements to help businesses in regional areas address their skill gaps. The current DAMA introduced are the pathways for Australia PR. The Introduction of new DAMA in Northern Queensland should be announced in the next few months. Also, two DAMAs will also come into effect in South Australia from 1st July 2019. Designated area falls under

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  • The Government intervention into the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

The Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee released a report in April 2019 that addressed the effectiveness of the TSS Visa for dealing with the skill gaps in Australia. The following recommendations were made:

  1. The minimum income threshold should be increased to $62,000 annually
  2. Review and update the health policies so that temporary migrants are not rejected on health grounds
  3. The Government should publish reasons for the addition and deletion of occupations on the SOL for greater transparency
  4. There should be greater scrutiny into licensing and skills assessment
  • Authorization through considerable investment

The new Government has announced a new category to become an accredited sponsor for the TSS Visa. The business will need to show an investment of at least $50 million. The business organizations that are unable to create significant investment but can generate employment will be considered on a case to case basis.

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