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Ruslan-Ahmadzai

Ruslan-Ahmadzai

Solicitor specialising in corporate immigration.Registered Migration AgentSpecialities: Migration Law, Employer Compliance in Immigration, Business Stream Visas, Family and Partner Visas, CPD Training. Contact me on ross@visacorp.com.au or call +61 2 9283 6500.

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Summary of changes

The legislative instrument still contains two occupation lists:

  • the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
  • the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
  • 12 occupations have been completely removed from the lists
  • a number of occupations have been added to the lists for certain visa programmes;
  • some additional occupations have moved between the STSOL to the MLTSSL;
  • the caveats on some occupations have been revised;  

Removed Occupations:

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The Administrative Appeals Tribunal released their Migration Caseload Summary for July-May by visa subclass.

For this period there were approximately 16 700 lodgements for an appeal.  The overwhelming bulk of applications are to appeal student visa refusals with approximately 3,800 lodgements.  Second in line are partner visas with approximately 3700 lodgements for appeal followed by sponsorship/nomination refusals sitting at 1750.

There were approximately 4622 appeals lodged for refugee visas with Malaysian nationals making up almost 50% of the caseload.

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Migration Alliance members received a number of alerts concerning legislative changes in lead up to 1 July.  To assist all of our members during this busy period, below is one stop summary of key changes anticipated to take place this Saturday:

 

1)      Planned (and unplanned System Outages)

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We are mere 5 days away from 1 July and the changes to immigration requirements are becoming clearer.  Here is a summary update in relation to some of the changes announced recently:

 

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Bill concerning changes to the Australian Citizenship Act has been released.   Below is a summary of the proposed changes which are currently debated at second reading in parliament.

Section 2A

Provides examples of where it is appropriate for the minister to revoke citizenship

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