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Significant Increase to TSMIT: Implications for Sponsoring Employers

Starting on July 1, 2024, the Australian Government is raising the minimum salary for skilled workers coming from overseas. The new salary requirement, called the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT), will go up from $70,000 to $73,150. This will affect all nominations made by sponsoring employers, in particular the Temporary Skill Shortage 482 visa. […]

Australia Unveils 2024-25 Immigration Plans: What You Need to Know

The Australian Government recently revealed its plans for immigration in the upcoming year. It highlighted key changes and allocations that will shape the landscape for skilled workers and families looking to make Australia their home. Our Key Takeaways Importing skills is a necessity – but the housing shortage must not be exacerbated . More places […]

Breaking News: NSW Government Eases Requirements for Skilled Work Regional Visa (subclass 491)

The NSW Government has made some important changes to the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) under Pathway 1. These updates aim to make it easier for skilled workers in regional New South Wales (NSW) to apply for this visa. What’s Changed? Previously, applicants needed to live and work in a designated regional area of […]

Tweaks to Labour Market Testing

LMT changes try to simplify the 482 visa process Temporary skilled work visas are designed to help employers facing skills shortages. The process of sponsoring an employee sees employers nominate a position. The nomination is approved and then they can proceed with sponsoring their candidate. Employers wanting to sponsor 482 visa applicants need to prove […]

Changes to Make Australia’s Skilled Work Visas Simpler

Skilled Migration to Australia: What’s Next? Migration consultants around Australia are now preparing for the launch of new skilled visas this year.  The new skilled visas will follow the roll out of reforms to Australia’s skilled work visa system which were announced at the end of last year. How are these changes going to affect […]

Major 482 Update: PR Pathway Date Unveiled

Earlier this year, the Australian Government flagged changes to pathways for transitioning from 482 visas to permanent residency through the Temporary Resident Transition Scheme. Changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) pathways to permanent residency are due to take effect from 25th November 2023. What exactly are those changes, and what do they […]

The Dept of Home Affairs has expanded the eligibility criteria for existing Subclass 482 (TSS) visa holders to become eligible for permanent residency in Australia

The Dept of Home Affairs recently announced that Subclass 482 (TSS) visa holders in the Medium-term stream with an occupation on the Regional Occupation List (ROL) are now eligible for a pathway to permanent residency. This update was made public on 13 February 2023. This pathway to permanent residency is applicable for nominations under the […]

ABMG partners with Diesel Mechanics DownUnder

The Australian Business Migration Groupis delighted to announce it is partnering with Diesel Mechanics DownUnder. Diesel Mechanics DownUnder sources qualified diesel mechanics from within Australia and overseas to help plug the existing skills shortage in Australia. Diesel Mechanics DownUnder is currently sourcing qualified candidates for a range of employers, including those from the agricultural, haulage, and mining […]

Employers: how to hire international workers

For hundreds of years Australia has called up upon international workers to support projects and businesses. Hiring foreign workers helps businesses to be productive and competitive, especially in rural and remote areas. Even so, employers are expected to take reasonable steps to ensure they are hiring foreign workers who are legally entitled to work in […]