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Reintroducing Visas for Senior Management Roles

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 businesses. Under the new rules these were mostly restricted to 2-year visas, with one renewal, and no option of a [...]

July 17th, 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 [...]

June 3rd, 2016|

457 Visa Processing Times : From 10, to 20, to 40+ working days!

Organisations seeking to bring employees to Australian under the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) program, the most common visa category of business visa, are experiencing increasing delays.   Organisational changes at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection: It may be helpful to describe some changes to the operating practices of the Department of [...]

April 15th, 2016|