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The AAT Bulletin dated the 14 January 2019 shows recent Citizenship decisions on page 3, and Migration decisions on page 4.  

It is recommended that the Bulletin be read on-line. This has the advantage of allowing the reader to use hyperlinks to access the full text of cases and other internet sites mentioned in the Bulletin.

http://www.aat.gov.au/AAT/media/AAT/Files/AAT%20Bulletins/02-19.pdf

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I have just read the statement put out by the Australian Chamber-Tourism and was quite frankly, appalled to learn that the Unions would be applying strong pressure on a possible Labor Government to wind back the Working Holiday Maker Scheme.

Firstly, the only reason the ACTU would make this stupid announcement, and apply strong pressure to a Labor government (and not apply pressure to the the current government), is because the ACTU have little to no power to influence the current government.

The ACTU is so desperate for a Labor government.   Labor leader, Bill Shorten is dirtily described by the current Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, as "union bred, union fed and union led" so there's little doubt that the ACTU's coffers will be wide open to Labor during the election campaign period.  Now with that in mind, let's have a look at the attack by the ACTU on Working Holiday Makers.

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Designated Area Migration Agreements – The Future of Immigration?

Last year no doubt has been challenging both for Migration Agents as well as businesses trying to fill in skills shortage.  The introduction of subclass 482 visa has seen a decline of 28%  of sponsored visas granted, leaving businesses with severe skills shortage.

The government’s response is to enter into a Designated Area Agreement (DAMA).  By way of background, the Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) programme has been developed to supplement the workforce strategies of states, territories and regions, to support economic performance and help them adjust to changing economic conditions.

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NSW has reopened applications for nomination under the federal government’s Business Innovation and Investment Program.

Applications now open 

Applications for nominations for the following visas have been reopened:

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Business Innovation stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Investor stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Significant Investor stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Entrepreneur stream
  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) – Significant Business History stream
  • Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) – Venture Capital Entrepreneur stream

Applications for the following visas continue to be open and will be assessed:

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Business Innovation Extension stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Significant Investor Extension stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Business Innovation stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Investor stream
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888) – Significant Investor
  • State / Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa (subclass 892)
  • State / Territory Sponsored Investor visa (subclass 893)

For more information visit the Visas and Migration section of the department's website.

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Requirements for persons to give assurances of support for visa entrants

7 Application of this Part

This Part is made for the purposes of section 1061ZZGB of the Act in relation to persons who give assurances of support for visa entrants.

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