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LABOR ELECTION WIN AND ITS PLAN FOR AUSTRALIA IMMIGRATION

LABOR ELECTION WIN AND ITS PLAN FOR AUSTRALIA IMMIGRATION

Australia Prime Minister-Elect Anthony Albanese claimed victory in the 2022 election, with results ending the nine years of conservative rule in Australia . So what does this mean for Australian immigration in the next 3 years? What is planned and what should you expect in the coming years for immigration […]

Australian visa changes 2022: The opportunities for migrants this year

Australian visa changes 2022: The opportunities for migrants this year

As Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, they are also looking to ramp up immigration as part of their economic recovery plan. Here is a round-up of some major immigration changes that have been announced recently. Migration to Australia has dropped significantly since the beginning of COVID-19. This […]

New Designated Area Migration Agreement for South West WA

New Designated Area Migration Agreement for South West WA

Western Australia’s South West region is looking to fill critical labour shortages with the federal government creating a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) in order to bring more people into their business and industry. The South West will become the eighth region in Australia to enter a five-year agreement with […]

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 […]