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July 2017

Reintroducing Visas for Senior Management Roles

July 17th, 2017|Categories: Australian Visas & Immigration|Tags: , , |

In April 2017 the Federal Government announced major changes to the business visa regime. These changes are being introduced over time, through to 2018. The immediate restrictions on senior management roles caused consternation for many [...]

April 2017

February 2017

Cultural training: a low-cost high-impact approach

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Australian Visas & Immigration, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Visas and Immigration update – 457 visa processing times

February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Australian Visas & Immigration, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

June 2016

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

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Australian Visas & Immigration, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

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 [...]