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Important Changes to the Working Holiday Maker visa program

Regional and rural communities to benefit from changes to the subclass 417 and subclass 462 visa programs       The Australian Government has just announced significant changes to Australia’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program. The Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visa program includes the subclass 417 visa and the subclass 462 visa. The stated objective is to support regional and rural communities. These very welcome changes include: From 5 November 2018, expanding the regional areas where subclass 462 visa holders…

Labour Market Testing

 Labour Market Testing (Sept 2018) TSS visa or 186 visa or 187 visa** When an employer nominates an overseas skilled worker for a visa, the Australian government wants to be sure that the employer has made a genuine attempt to fill the position with a suitably qualified and/or suitably experienced Australian citizen or permanent resident. Advertising or Labour Market Testing (LMT) has become a critical part of the TSS, 186 and 187 application process. Some people find the LMT requirements confusing. We…

Should I move to Australia?

Martin Darke has spent most of his working life overseas. In 1998 Martin was living and working in Hong Kong as the Director of Executive Recruitment and Human Resources Consulting for Ernst & Young.  He moved to Australia in 1996 to new and exciting career challenges, culminating in eight years proudly supporting people with disabilities. Martin recently returned to his home town of Nottingham in the UK to reconnect with old friends and reach out to new ones. Martin has…