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One-off payments for international students

Over the past couple months, the Queensland Government has tripled their support for international students by boosting the state-wide international education assistance and recovery package to $15 million. International students that are experiencing financial hardship, as a result of the coronavirus crisis, are now able to access more support, thanks to an additional $10 million [...]

By |May 26th, 2020|General news|Comments Off on One-off payments for international students

Australia’s migration intake may fall by 85 per cent

As Australia begins 'post-coronavirus' recovery, there has been concerns raised over the future of the migration program.  Due to the widespread travel bans, Australia’s overseas migration intake is expected to fall by more than 85 per cent, when compared to 2018-19 levels.   "On the 2018-19 year for net overseas migration, we're expecting just over a [...]

By |May 18th, 2020|General news|Comments Off on Australia’s migration intake may fall by 85 per cent

Victoria to give up to $1,100 to international students

The Victorian Government has recently announced that international students will receive a relief payment of up to $1,100, as part of a Victorian Government emergency support package for those impacted by the coronavirus crisis. During this pandemic, international students have been significantly impacted by job loss in the hospitality and tourism sectors, which has made [...]

By |May 13th, 2020|General news|Comments Off on Victoria to give up to $1,100 to international students

Cash payments for temporary visa holders  

Temporary visa holders that live in Tasmania will now be able to access cash payments if they have been affected by the coronavirus crisis. As part of a $3 million COVID-19 support package, Tasmania will be providing cash payments to those that are suffering financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. One-off payments of [...]

By |May 1st, 2020|General news|Comments Off on Cash payments for temporary visa holders  

Support for international students in Australia

On the 21st of April 2020, the South Australian Government announced that they will be investing $13.8 million into a support package to assist international students, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The support package has been designed to provide an economic boost within the international education sector, which is currently facing hardship during [...]

By |May 1st, 2020|General news|Comments Off on Support for international students in Australia

COVID-19: Impact upon temporary visa holders

There are approximately 2.17 million people living in Australia on a temporary visa. At the moment, the Australian Government is in the process of making concessions and arrangements to better serve Australian employers, protect the health of the community, as well as safeguard job opportunities during the coronavirus crisis.   According to the Department of Home Affairs, [...]

By |April 9th, 2020|General news|Comments Off on COVID-19: Impact upon temporary visa holders

COVID-19: Partner Processing Times

The COVID-19 crisis will have a significant impact upon offshore partner visa processing times, with applicants having to wait up to two years to unite with their partners. If you are a spouse, or in a de facto relationship with a permanent resident or Australian citizen and have lodged an application within the last three [...]

By |April 9th, 2020|General news|Comments Off on COVID-19: Partner Processing Times

COVID-19: New visa for temporary visa holders  

As of the 3rd of April 2020, a new visa has been introduced to help temporary visa holders that are currently stuck in Australia and provides them with a pathway to lawfully stay and work in Australia during the COVID-19 Pandemic.   The Subclass 408 Visa is a Temporary Activity visa that allows you to live and [...]

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COVID-19: Impact Upon Employers & Sponsored Workers  

As of the 23rd of March 2020, many businesses across Australia have been forced to close their doors, or limit their services, in light of the coronavirus crisis.    Currently, COVID-19 is wreaking havoc across the world, causing mass disruptions to many businesses and creating extreme uncertainty amongst communities.  According to the ABS (2020), approximately half of [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|General news|Comments Off on COVID-19: Impact Upon Employers & Sponsored Workers  

Australia has closed its borders to all foreigners

As of the 20th of March, foreigners have been banned from entering Australia. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has stated that these precautions have been put in place by the Australian Government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on Australian soil. You can travel to Australia if you are: An Australian citizen A permanent [...]

By |March 22nd, 2020|General news|Comments Off on Australia has closed its borders to all foreigners