Milestone Migration

Short-term TSS SC 482 visa holders now able to apply for a third TSS visa

The Government has removed the “onshore renewal restriction” requirement for the short-term stream Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 visa holders who stayed in Australia during the pandemic. This recent Migration Regulations amendment now allows these sponsored visa holders to apply for a third onshore short-term stream TSS visa for applicants who remained inside Australia […]

Australia finally removes COVID-19 entry restrictions

The Albanese government announced that from 12:01 AM on 6 July 2022, Australia will finally end its COVID-19 entry restrictions. The international border finally opens in full – more than two years after the pandemic began. “The Chief Medical Officer has advised it is no longer necessary for travellers to declare their vaccine status as […]

NZ Citizen Family Relationship visa can now be granted regardless of location

Changes to lodgement arrangements for New Zealand Citizen (Family Relationship) visa applications have been announced! From 01 July 2022, the Department will grant New Zealand Citizen Family Relation (temporary) Subclass 461 visa regardless of the applicant’s location. The Subclass 461 visa is for a person who is not an NZ citizen but is a member […]

Reminder to sponsors and visa holders on updated Awards with new pay rates

Australia’s wage authority, the Fair Work Commission has increased the national minimum wage by $40 per week, which amounts to an increase of 5.2%. The award minimum wages have also increased by 4.6%, subject to a minimum increase for adult award classifications of $40 per week and based on a 38-hour week for a full-time […]