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Labour Market Testing: Jobactive replaced

"The amendment removes the Jobactive website ... as the mandatory manner for advertisement, and replaces it with the ..."

New condition for student visas

The new condition safeguards against the risk of unwanted transfer of Australia’s critical technology

Sub 461: form, place & manner of application

"The purpose of the instrument is to update the approved form, place and manner (the arrangements) ... for making an application for a New Zealand Citizen (Family Relationship) (Temporary) (Class UP) visa (Class UP visa)..."

Replacement subclass 485 visa

The new regulations "provide an opportunity for former international students to obtain another Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa - a kind of temporary work visa granted after study in Australia - in circumstances where they were unable to stay in Australia for the full period of grant of their previous Subclass 485 visa due to COVID-19 international travel restrictions"

Work and holiday (sub 462): new countries

Among other things, the new instrument specifies 2 new countries as eligible for visa subclass 462

Required medical assistance

"The purpose of the instrument is to [update] the additional medical assessments for the class of persons mentioned in paragraph 2(c) of IMMI 15/144 for paragraphs 4005(1)(aa) and 4007(1)(aa) of Schedule 4 to the Regulations"

Arrangements for subclass 417 visa applications

"The instrument updates the younger age specified for working holiday eligible passports issued by Denmark or Italy, to increase the eligible age for ... applicants for a subclass 417 visa to the maximum of 35 years of age (see subparagraph 417.211(2)(b)(i) of Schedule 2 to the Regulations)"

New VACs from 1 July 2022

New VACs from 1 July 2022 ... The new Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charges) Regulations 2022 commences on 1 July 2022 and its explanatory statement includes...

New measures including on subclass 461 visas

"Schedule 2 allows applicants for Subclass 461 (New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship) visas, who are..." The new Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2022 Measures No. 1)...

Important changes to subclass 485

The new regulations commence on 1 July 2022 with important changes to the Graduate Work stream

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