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Recap for VIC business on $3 billion support package

Recap for VIC business on $3 billion support package

Last Sunday, the 13th of September 2020, the Victorian government announced a $3 billion package to help businesses survive and keep Victorians in jobs. This policy came into effect due to the state’s extended COVID-19 lockdown, in a major push to position the economy to reopen in the coming months. The recent […]

LMT Tightens for Aussie employers

LMT Tightens for Aussie employers

The Australian Labour Market Testing has gotten a lot tougher for employers who have been relying on skilled migrants for years. Last week, the Acting Minister for Immigration Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, released a joint media release  announcing a new priority skills list and strengthening labour market testing. From 1 […]

Grant applications open for Victorian businesses

Grant applications open for Victorian businesses

In recognition of the restrictions placed on Victorian businesses there is a range of Victorian Government support programs available for some of our employers in the hospitality sector who may be eligible. Upon review, there are now three programs open and taking grant applications. Hospitality Business Grant Program Businesses with annual  payrolls between $3M and […]

AABD still operating during stage 4!

AABD still operating during stage 4!

Story of the week While Victoria faces an unprecedented surge in Corona cases, many states such as South Australia have gone back to normal. AABD has been approached by numerous employers in regional areas of these states where, once again, a demand for skilled workers have risen. Throughout the past decade, […]

Major setback to regional Australia as migration drops due to COVID

Major setback to regional Australia as migration drops due to COVID

The Coronavirus pandemic has reduced overseas migration behind 26 per cent of regional population growth nationally. Certain places such as New England and Riverina in NSW, Warrnambool in southeast Victoria and the northwest region of that state have witnessed a drastic 50 per cent drop in usual migration numbers. According to Centre for Population principal […]

Struggling to settle your employee’s visa situation?

Struggling to settle your employee’s visa situation?

During this year, we have faced a chain of unprecedented events that has left a trail of adversity for many. Despite the ongoing crisis, states such as Western Australia are returning back to normal, while the state of Victoria will be in lockdown by midnight today. How will this affect your […]

Australian healthcare sector struggling to find workers

Australian healthcare sector struggling to find workers

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has indicated a demand for nurses – with some calls for retired staff to return to work. For this very reason, the Australian government is trying to lure around 1000 nurses back into the healthcare system to assist with various ongoing duties. It has been estimated that Australia will […]

Renaissance for regional businesses

Renaissance for regional businesses

Australia might be going through a recession, but that has not fully stopped many ambitious,determined companies and business owners. Many employers, particularly from regional Australia, have resumed operating their businesses as well as rehiring candidates. Few months ago this was not possible but as things are taking a steady turn, […]

Government’s $60 Billion Jobkeeper error might help struggling tourism sector

Government’s $60 Billion Jobkeeper error might help struggling tourism sector

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has taken responsibility for a $60 Billion underspent jobkeeper wage subsidy error that had reduced the value of the original scheme from $130 Billion down to $70 Billion. Both Frydenberg and the ATO admitted that the number of workers expected to be covered by the scheme had […]

Cafes and Restaurants in Victoria opening soon!

Cafes and Restaurants in Victoria opening soon!

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews had announced that all cafes, pubs and restaurants will be opening for business. The opening date has been confirmed to be the 1st of June, and cafes, restaurants and pub bistros will be able to serve up to 20 patrons at a time from an enclosed space. From […]