This should be an interesting year for Australian immigration. The Government of Malcolm Turnbull is focused on improving Australia’s technological and scientific developments through the “National Innovation and Science Agenda” in 2016.
We are likely to see the following changes implemented:
- Labour Market Testing exemption provisions introduced to the Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa to accommodate the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA);
- Possibly an increase in the Temporary Income Salary Migration Threshold (TSMIT) for the subclass 457 visa from the current $53,900;
- The introduction of the new Entrepreneur visa in November 2016; and
- Pathways to permanent residence for postgraduate research graduates with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) qualification will be enhanced.
We will update our clients, colleagues and contacts throughout the year regarding Australian immigration changes affecting businesses and individuals.
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We look forward to assisting you in 2016.
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