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New Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement.

Australian aged care providers can now apply to access the new Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement. The Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement streamlines the recruitment of qualified direct care workers from overseas to work in the aged care sector. Employers


Federal Budget 2023 and migration

The Government on 9 May 2023, handed down its first full Budget since it was elected in 2022. The following announcements related to the Department of Home Affairs portfolio and the migration program were included in the Budget and associated


Direct Australian citizenship for NZ citizens

The change will come into effect from 1 July 2023.

From 1 July 2023

  • Long term New Zealand citizens resident in Australia will have their period of permanent residence backdated for citizenship purposes
  • All New Zealand citizens holding an

Migration review – Impact on parent visa applicants

Possibly the government might scrap the permanent parent visa migration in the near future.
Considering the cost of a parent migrant within a capped migration intake, the lost contribution of the skilled migrant they displace.
The migration review report states


Extended Post-Study Work Rights

The Government has extended post-study work rights to give eligible international higher education graduates with select qualifications an additional two years on their Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485).

Post-study work rights for select degrees in areas of verified skill shortages


Budget 2022 – Immigration program numbers

The 2022-23 permanent Migration Program ceiling will be 160,000 places. Migration – Skill stream The Morrison Government’s Migration Program will focus on skilled migration, with a return to a pre-pandemic composition of roughly two-thirds/one-third across the Skill and Family streams.