The South Australia’s Designated Area Migration Agreements are the the Adelaide Technology and Innovation Advancement Agreement and the South Australian Regional Workforce Agreement
'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'
'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'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'
"Changes to the Minister of Religion Labour Agreement settings will allow religious institutions to sponsor overseas workers under the additional occupation of 'Religious Assistant'"
'Aged care providers are now able to hire overseas workers with specialised skills that will support older Australians from multicultural backgrounds'
'The Accredited Sponsor Scheme, which allows rapid processing of skilled visas, is to be substantially expanded... employers that have invested in the past five years at least $50 million into their Australian business will now be eligible for the Scheme'
On 4 March 2019, Australia and Indonesia sign the IA-CEPA, a Free Trade Agreement which, once implemented in Australia through domestic law, might create an exception to the Labour Market Testing requirement for Indonesian workers
'Sponsorship applications can be lodged from 17 April 2019... Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. Applications for the visa are intended to open from 1 July 2019'
'A parliamentary inquiry has found ... unlawful RMAs ... are exploiting visa applicants'