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Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)

The Australian Government has been busy over the last month, announcing a number of amendments across a wide range of visa types. In addition, State Migration programs have slowly begun to reopen, there are changes to PTE English test score levels, and the introduction of a new Australian Values Statement.

Posted on: Thursday, 17 December 2020


Regional Labour Agreements

*Updated list* - Priority processing is available for select occupations under employer-sponsored pathways.

Posted on: Wednesday, 09 December 2020


Immigration Amendments November 2020

With international border closures reducing the number of Working Holiday makers in Australia, and with demand for Australian made and grown goods on the increase, farmers may be finding it difficult to source skilled workers. A labour agreement may be the answer.

Posted on: Wednesday, 25 November 2020


Minimum Points Score, but Minimal Invitations

Released quietly last week, the Department of Home Affairs introduced a number of amendments to Working Holiday, Distinguished Talent, and permanent Skilled Regional Visas.

Posted on: Monday, 16 November 2020


Medical Focus for September Round

Only 65 points were required to receive an invitation in the October round, but only a tiny number of invitations were issued to select occupations.

Posted on: Thursday, 05 November 2020


The Top 10 Partner Visa Tips

Focusing almost entirely on medical-related occupations, the September round delivered no surprises in light of the current pandemic situation.

Posted on: Monday, 02 November 2020


Federal Budget Analysis 2020-21

Preparing to lodge a Partner visa application? Acacia has 10 top tips on how to start.

Posted on: Thursday, 22 October 2020


New Labour Market Testing Requirements

The release of the 2020-21 Budget has revealed a number of planned changes to the Department of Home Affairs and the migration program, with significant changes to the General Skilled, Family, and Global Talent categories.

Posted on: Wednesday, 14 October 2020


Concessions For Visa Applicants Affected By COVID-19

Immigration has advised of a mistake in the newly released Labour Market Testing (LMT) legislation, and confirms the new requirements are just as onerous as first announced.

Posted on: Tuesday, 06 October 2020


Employer Sponsored Visas - New Priority and LMT Requirements

Concessions were introduced on 19 September 2020, allowing for offshore lodgements, extension of eligibility, and further pathways for certain temporary visa holders.

Posted on: Monday, 21 September 2020