In the media

New taskforce to create jobs by attracting businesses and talent to Australia
International businesses will be lured to Australia and exceptional talent will be encouraged to call Australia home under a new initiative to support the post-COVID recovery and boost local jobs. The new, whole-of-government Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce will bring together experts from across the Commonwealth, States and Territories as well as the private sector, as part of the Government's JobMaker plan (04 September 2020).  More...

In practice and courts and publishing

Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) visa eligibility
As part of the response to COVID 19 Pandemic, the Department have changed the requirements for a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa for those who have been impacted by COVID-19: Online study undertaken outside Australia as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions will count towards the Australian Study Requirement for existing and new student visa holders. This change is available now.  More...

Priority migration skilled occupation list
Existing skilled migration occupation lists will remain active and applications will still be processed, but priority will be given to those relating to occupations on the PMSOL. Prioritisation of applications relating to PMSOL occupations will only apply to employer sponsored visa programs. The PMSOL is published on the Department's website here.
To prioritise processing occupations on the PMSOL, Ministerial Directions 87 and 88 have been effected and can be found here.

Travel exemptions
Temporary skilled visa applicants or current visa holders, who are working in a PMSOL occupation, will be eligible to request an exemption from Australia's travel restrictions online here. On arrival, a mandatory 14-day quarantine period is required to be undertaken at designated facilities in the port of arrival. Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs' COVID-19 webpages for current international traveller arrangements.  More...

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