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Free Education for Kids on 457 or 482 visas in Regional South Australia

The kids of 457 and 482 visa holders will no longer have to pay to attend government schools in regional South Australia. The Hon John Gardner MP, Minister for Education, announced that this move is expected to attract more foreign workers to settle or work in regional South Australia. The exemption will apply to all eligible students attending schools in regional areas and is effective for the 2019 school year. In past years, skilled workers with a sub-class 457 and…

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…