The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has just announced that Australia’s humanitarian visa program will add another 5,000 places starting from 2018-19. This will take the total number of visa granted in the humanitarian program to 18,750 per year.
The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) and the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) are calling on the Federal Government to recognise the serious concerns about the negative impact of the proposed backpacker tax on industry by taking action to curtail it in next week’s Federal Budget.
Legislative Instrument – IMMI 2016/012 – F2016L00625 – Specification of Visas Attracting a Subsequent Temporary Application Charge, specifies in Schedule 1 the subclasses of visas, that when lodged in Australia while the applicant is the holder of a visa listed in Schedule 2, attract a subsequent temporary application charge.
Legislative Instrument – IMMI 16/015 – F2016L00628 – Migration Regulations 1994 – Class of Persons specifies the classes of persons applying for Student (Temporary) Class TU visas who are not required to pay the first instalment of the visa application charge.