Migration Update – Federal Budget

The Skilled stream has had its quota almost doubled as part of the Australian economy’s recovery. Skilled stream visas will account for 70% of the program with a total of 109,900 places.  Skilled Stream Planning levels  Visa stream  2022-23  2021-22  Employer sponsored  30,000  22,000  Skilled Independent  16,652  6,500  State and Territory Nominated  20,000  11,200  Regional visas  25,000  11,200  Business and Innovation […]

Pandemic panic or war in the Ukraine, something has to give

Whilst the world’s focus has shifted from pandemic to the war in the Ukraine and the ongoing impacts of Australia’s inclement weather, the country is still suffering from the previous pandemic panic mode of the government and bureaucracy. The Probuild fiasco is only the first indication that actions taken in the pandemic are going to […]

Immigration serves Australia, no two ways about it

In a recent commentary in the Australian newspaper, the economist, Judith Sloan, accused our political leaders of kow-towing to self-interest lobby groups intent on increasing Australia’s net migration against the wishes of the wider electorate.  Implying, but not explicitly stating, there is some nefarious motivation, Ms Sloan singled out universities for strong arming politicians to “get their way”. The real motivation is in fact long term […]

Island Fever is causing a brain drain that will harm Australia

As someone who grew up in Vanuatu, I know a thing or two about island fever, and right now, Australia is suffering from it. I’m talking about the psychological distress, dysfunction, or disorder that causes abnormal thoughts and feelings when you realise you’re going nowhere. COVID has caused many of us to suffer this affliction. […]

Immigration and COVID-19 – an opportunity for change and reform

From an original 17 occupations on the Priority Skilled Migration Occupation List (PMSOL) there are now 41 as of this week. This includes occupations such as Accountant, Chef, Software Engineer and Construction Project Manager. With the new budget and figures in place for skilled migration for the upcoming 2021 to 2022 program year, what it […]

What is the Global Talent Visa

  Also known as the Global Talent Independent Program, the number of places were tripled in this year’s budget for only the second year this has existed. The areas this program targets are: AgTech Space and Advanced Manufacturing FinTech Energy and Mining Technology MedTech Cyber Security Quantum Information, Advanced Digital, Data Science and ICT Applicants […]

What types of sponsorship exist post budget and which option would you choose?

In light of the federal budget, what are the options for employer sponsorship in Australia for international students, working holiday makers and overseas migrants as well as Australian businesses in need of valuable skillsets?  Which ones would you use? Here is a list below of possible options and how you would use each one. Training […]

How Migration and Recruitment Solutions Can Help Grow Your Business!

Companies in hospitality, childcare, agriculture, engineering and other areas with skills shortages often struggle to secure and retain the right staff. At MMMigration & Recruitment we are specialised in these occupations and more, and are committed to finding solutions for your business! Our Migration and Recruitment solutions can assist your company in the following ways: […]

Family Migration

Changes to partner visas were approved in parliament on November 2018, but they have yet to come into effect. This means that the Australian sponsor has to apply for approval prior to the visa applicant being able to apply for their own visa. If their visa is about to expire, they won’t be able to […]

All about the Training Visa – 407 TSS

If you are a migrant coming into Australia or wanting to extend your stay in Australia, you will want to make sure that you are making use of whatever possibilities are out there. One such possibility is the training visa, and yet this is commonly overlooked. You want to make sure you don’t allow that […]