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New occupations for visa subclass 407

6 occupations moved from STSOL to MLTSSL; 16 moved from STSOL to ROL; 5 removed from STSOL; 2 occupations added to ROL

New occupations for visa subclass 187 (RSMS)

8 occupations have moved from the ROL to the MLTSSL, but that makes no practical difference for visa subclass 187 (RSMS); that change merely aligns subclass 187's MLTSSL with the MLTSSLs for subclasses 482 and 186; error in explanatory statement regarding caveats

New occupations for visa subclass 186 (ENS)

8 occupations have been added to the MLTSSL, the only list that applies to visa subclass 186 (ENS); changes to caveats

New occupations for visa subclass 482 (TSS)

2 occupations added to MLTSSL; 6 moved from STSOL to MLTSSL; 16 moved from STSOL to ROL; 5 removed from STSOL; new caveats for some occupations; error in explanatory statement

New occupations for subclasses 189, 190, 489 & 485

38 occupations added to MLTSSL; 27 occupations removed from the STSOL, 6 of which moved to the MLTSSL; 18 occupations added to the ROL; all physicists are eligible (not only 'medical' physicists); changed skills assessing authorities for 5 occupations

New migration & citizenship policies on Legendcom

A new stack dated 2 March 2019 was added to Legendcom with updated policies and instructions on migration and citizenship matters

Migration Agents Instruments Sunset Declaration 2019

The Legislation (Migration Agents Instruments) Sunset‑altering Declaration 2019 aligns 4 RMA-related legislative instruments to sunset on 1 April 2024

Minister to give documents through ImmiAccount

The new Regulations 'allow citizenship application fees ... and refunds ... to be paid in foreign currencies and in foreign countries, and [align] the concession codes in Schedule 3 with the concession codes currently employed by the Department of Human Services'

Aborted removal from Australia

Sch 1 of the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2019 commences on 2 Mar 2019: ‘when an unlawful non-citizen is in the process of being removed to another country and the removal is aborted… and as a direct result the person is returned to Australia, then that person has a lawful basis to return to Australia without a visa’

Transfer to Australia for medical treatment

The Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2019 commences on 2 Mar 2019; Schedule 6 authorises the transfer of individuals to Australia for medical treatment

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