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Australia Immigration News 2019 Important Highlights

Sat, Aug 10 2019

Australia Immigration News 2019 Important Highlights

Global Talent Scheme is a success in Australia

The Immigration Minister of Australia, David Coleman published a media release announcing the success of Global Talent Scheme now renamed as The Global Talent- Employer Sponsored Program (GTES). It will become a permanent feature of the Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Visa program.

The GTES was launched as a 12 month pilot program on 1 July 2018 and is continued to invite applications for the year 2019. The Australian Government had introduced GTES as a pilot scheme to invite highly skilled migrant to fill Australian job market positions that cannot be filled locally.

GTES is classified into two streams namely:

  • Established Business Stream: This stream is accredited to business sponsors in Australia
  • Start-up Stream: This stream applied to startups in the STEM fields or the technology industry.

Under GTES Program, 18 businesses are listed out of which 5 of the businesses come under the start-up stream.

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Industry Labour agreements revised 2019

Industry Labour agreements are specific labour agreements for specific industries. Each agreement has specific terms and conditions that include salary, English requirements etc.

The industries that have specific labour agreement are:

  • Dairy Industry
  • Meat Industry
  • Fishing Industry
  • On-hire
  • Minister of Religion
  • Restaurant (fine dining) industry
  • Pork Industry
  • Advertising Industry

Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA)

Australia is heavily using DAMA for regional areas to attract migrants. The DAMAs are currently effective at:

  • Northern Territory 
  • Great South Coast, Victoria 
  • The Goldfields, Western Australia 
  • Regional Workforce Agreement, South Australia 
  • Adelaide Technology and Innovation, South Australia 
  • Orana, New South Wales 

The other DAMA for North Queensland has been proposed.

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