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Webinar : Finding A Job – Challenges for Accompanying Partners

Unlike many countries in Asia, accompanying partners are eligible to work in Australia and many expect to do so. However,accompanying partners often experience disappointment and frustration in their efforts to find work that matches their skills and experience. This is often due tolack of knowledge on how the jobs market works here. Earlier this month [...]

2018-10-09T09:04:42+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Tight rental markets generating big rent increases in Melbourne and Canberra

Latest capital city rental data for apartments affirms the link between vacancy rates and rent increases. It seems a logical outcome of the working of supply and demand, however this is not always the case. In the latest available data (March quarter of 2018) Melbourne, Hobart and Canberra experienced low rates of rental property availability [...]

2018-10-09T07:34:30+00:00October 7th, 2018|

Visa Update Webinar 26 July 2018

In today’s webinar Sue Stinson provides an update on some key business visa issues including: Labor Market Testing Skilling Australia Fund Genuine Temporary Entrant Visitor visas – business visitor stream Global Talent Programme Current processing times To listen to the webinar please follow the link below: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4525152646723205891 If you would like a copy of the [...]

2018-08-08T05:28:53+00:00August 7th, 2018|

The hiatus in visa processing and impact on PR applications

Backgound: Profound changes to the business visa regime were announced in April 2017, some with immediate effect and some to take effect in 2018. The Government has discontinued the sub-class 457 visa that had been in operation since 1996, and replaced it with a “Temporary Skills Shortage” (TSS) visa from March 2018. On [...]

2018-06-07T09:14:22+00:00June 7th, 2018|

International Cost of Living comparisons

Understanding cost of living differences between the home and host location is a common concern of employers and international assignees. Many assignees trust that the employer will take care of them, while employers can struggle to know what is “fair”. Organisations such as ECA, AirInc, and Mercers maintain large databases of prices in many [...]

2018-08-07T06:29:39+00:00February 3rd, 2017|

Cultural training: a low-cost high-impact approach

Preparing international assignees for the work and daily living experiences they are likely to encounter in the host location is a form of risk management. Interacting appropriately with, customers, government, business associates, as well as employees is important in protecting the organisation’s interests. Furthermore learning about, and understanding, host country practices helps new arrivals prosper [...]

2017-04-04T07:03:49+00:00February 3rd, 2017|

Visas and Immigration update – 457 visa processing times

Finally some good news ! Benchmark 457 visa processing times by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection have become shorter in recent weeks. From 2.5 months in August 2016 their guidance is now 35 working days, and in practice this has been our recent experience over the Christmas and New Year period. As the [...]

2017-04-04T07:08:09+00:00February 3rd, 2017|

Data Matching By Tax & Visa Authorities Brings Increased Risks For Employers

In 2015 the Australian Government announced that The Department of Immigration would be sharing information with the Australian Taxation Office. Among the risks Kumar Krishnasamy, Tax Partner at BDO Melbourne, draws to the attention of employers is in connection with visitor / short-term visa categories where an employee subsequently receives a longer term visa (such [...]

2017-04-04T08:02:29+00:00June 3rd, 2016|