Legislation & Policy


Mid-Year 2018 Selected legislation changes

Selected legislation changes - March 2018

18 March 2018 - Occupation Lists

17 January 2018 - Occupation Lists


November 2017 - Selected Changes

Selected Legislation Changes 1 July 2017 - occupation lists, GSM visas, 457/186/187 and more

Occupation Lists - 1 July 2017

Australian Citizenship Changes (20 April 2017)

Legislation changes- Employer Sponsored Visa 457/186/187  (18 April 2017)


Selected November 2016 Changes

Selected Legislation September 2016

Summary of selected changes coming in effect on 01 July 2016

Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) from 1 July 2016

Legislative instruments for student visas from July 2016 and other changes (May 2016)

Legislation changes (April 2016)

NZ citizens - An additional pathway to permanent residency for ‘non-protected’ Special Category Visa (SCV) holders (19 February 2016)


Legislation and other changes 21 November 2015 (21 November 2015)

Legislation and other changes 01 July 2015 (01 July 2015)

Legislation Changes 18 April 2015 (18 April 2015)

Government response to the Independent Review into integrity in the subclass 457 programme (18 March 2015)

Two Countries - One Visa (14 January 2015)


Senate Overturns Regulations-cheaper family visas are back (25 September 2014)

Alternative English Language Tests for Visa Applicants (23 May 2014)

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The Code of Conduct for registered migration agents is set out in legislation to regulate the conduct of registered migration agents (direct link here). 

It prescribes obligations of migration agents towards their clients.

Provision for a Code of Conduct for migration agents is set out in Section 314 of the Migration Act 1958 and is prescribed in Schedule 2, Regulation 8 of the Migration Agents Regulations 1998.

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