Chalmers open to migration fix for ‘acute’ labour shortages

Treasurer Jim Chalmers says Labor could ease migration caps to bring more foreign workers into Australia, part of plans to help fill “acute” labour shortages across the economy. Highlighting training and childcare spending to boost women’s workforce participation, Dr Chalmers also left open the possibility of bringing in more overseas workers to fill ­immediate vacancies,…

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Changes to requirements for international arrivals

From 12.01am 6 July people will be able to travel to and from Australia without being required to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status. The decision to amend the Biosecurity Act 2015 to remove these requirements was based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer. Travellers must still comply with any remaining COVID-19 requirements of…

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BUSINESS TALENT (PERMANENT) 132 VISA

If you are under 55 years old (unless State waiver applies) and have overall successful business career, you can submit an expression of interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. However, you can only apply for the visa if you have been invited by the nominating State.

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CHILD 101 VISA

This permanent visa is for a dependent child under 18 years old whose parent is an Australian citizen, eligible New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian permanent visa.

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CONTRIBUTORY PARENT TEMPORARY 173 VISA

If your child is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen, and you have not proceeded with any other Parent visa, you can apply for this visa to stay temporarily for up to 2 years in Australia. You can work and study and receive Medicare once the visa is granted.

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BUSINESS INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT (PROVISIONAL) 188 VISA

If you are under 55 and able to score at least 65 on the points test as well as meet the overall successful business career criteria, you can submit an expression of interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. However, you can only apply for this temporary visa if you have been invited by the nominating State or government agency or Austrade.

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SKILLED INDEPENDENT 189 (PERMANENT) VISA – POINTS TESTED STREAM

If you are in or outside Australia and under 45 years old and meet the minimum 65 points including a skills assessment in an occupation on the 189 occupation list (MLTSSL), you can submit an expression of interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. However, you can only apply for the visa if you receive an invitation through SkillSelect. You could receive an...

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SKILL NOMINATED (PERMANENT) 190 VISA

If you are in or outside Australia and under 45 years old and meet the minimum 65 points including a skills assessment in an occupation in the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations, you can submit an expression of interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. However, you can only apply for the visa if you have been invited by the nominating State.

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PERMANENT RESIDENCE (SKILLED REGIONAL) 191 VISA

From 16 November 2022, if you are in Australia and have held a provisional 491 or 494 visa for the last 3 years, you can apply for permanent residence in Australia via the Subclass 191 Permanent Residence (Skilled – Regional) visa which is valid for 5 years. You can include family members in your 191 visa application.

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