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Tight rental markets generating big rent increases in Melbourne and Canberra

2019-04-05T02:56:52+00:00October 7th, 2018|

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 [...]

Visa Update Webinar 26 July 2018

2019-06-04T10:02:55+00:00August 7th, 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 [...]

The hiatus in visa processing and impact on PR applications

2019-04-05T02:56:52+00:00June 7th, 2018|

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 [...]

Reloc8 Asia Pacific Country Briefings – Japan and Taiwan

2019-04-09T04:52:17+00:00November 20th, 2017|

This focused and relevant webinar covers the information international assignees, their families, and those supporting them, find most useful as they commence their relocation to Japan or Taiwan. Topics covered will include: Country Background Visa and Work Permits Housing (Costs, Availability, Formalities, Surprises etc) Cultural Surprises for new arrivals Please click on the link [...]

Reloc8 Asia Pacific Country Briefings – Thailand

2019-04-09T04:58:44+00:00March 15th, 2017|

This focused and relevant webinar covers the information international assignees, their families, and those supporting them, find most useful as they commence their relocation to Thailand. Topics covered will include: Country Background Visa and Work Permits Housing (Costs, Availability, Formalities, Surprises etc) Cultural Surprises for new arrivals Please click on the link to listen [...]

International Cost of Living comparisons

2019-04-05T02:57:09+00:00February 3rd, 2017|

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 [...]

Cultural training: a low-cost high-impact approach

2019-04-05T02:57:09+00:00February 3rd, 2017|

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 [...]

Visas and Immigration update – 457 visa processing times

2019-04-05T02:57:09+00:00February 3rd, 2017|

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 [...]

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

2019-04-05T02:57:10+00:00June 3rd, 2016|

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 [...]