More work & holiday visas available to Singaporeans

'From 1 July 2019, the number of Work and Holiday visas available to Singaporean citizens aged 18-30 will increase from 500 to 2,500 per year'

ABF probe involving RMAs and non-RMAs

'The individual is alleged to have engaged with several complicit Registered Migration Agents to lodge applications with the Department of Home Affairs, sponsoring individuals for positions in businesses that do not exist'

Operation Sovereign Borders monthly update: April 2019

'Five IMA detainees, who arrived in Australia before 1 January 2014, were voluntarily removed from Australia. Three IMA detainees who arrived in Australia before 1 January 2014 were involuntarily removed from Australia to their country of origin, consistent with Australia’s obligations'

Coalition to freeze refugee intake if it wins election

'Australia's refugee intake will be frozen at current levels for three years under a coalition government'

Greece: work & holiday arrangements to commence

From 1 July 2019, 500 places will be available annually for young Greeks to visit Australia on work & holiday visas

Western Australia: new DAMA

'Western Australia’s Goldfields region is set to receive an economic boost with the Morrison Government signing a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder'

South Australia: 2 new DAMAs

The South Australia’s Designated Area Migration Agreements are the the Adelaide Technology and Innovation Advancement Agreement and the South Australian Regional Workforce Agreement

PR after 3 years in Regional Areas

'Skilled workers will be able to apply for permanent residency if they live and work in regional areas for three years, in a bid to lure migrants from cities'

‘Morrison set to announce 30,000 cut to migration’

'The number of permanent migrants accepted into Australia each year is expected to be capped at 160,000, 30,000 fewer than previous targets'

Tonga Joins the Pacific Labour Scheme

'Tonga's entry into the Scheme will provide more Tongan workers access to skills development opportunities, while also helping fill labour shortages in rural and regional Australia'

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