Selected Legislation changes March 2019

Change Detail Effective as of
Skilled occupations lists

All occupation lists in one place: http://visa.ozhome.info/legislation-_-policy/2019/skilled-occupation-lists---11-march-2019

189/190/489/485 visas: LIN 19/051

482 visa: LIN 19/048 and LIN 19/048 Amendment

186 visa: LIN 19/049

187 visa: LIN 19/047

407 visa: LIN 19/050

11 March 2019
Third WHV 417/462

Migration Amendment (Working Holiday Maker) Regulations 2019: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00196

The Regulations increase the maximum number of ‘working holiday maker’ visas that a person may hold in Australia from two to three if they meet additional work requirements.  The applicant is required to complete 6 months specified work in specified circumstances in order to be eligible for a third ‘working holiday maker’ visa.

1 July 2019
TRA skills assessment fees

Migration (LIN 19/034: Fees for Assessment of Qualifications and Experience) Instrument 2019: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00202

The instrument updates the skills assessment types and fees payable to Trades Recognition Australia.

1 March 2019
Direction No 79

Direction No 79 - Visa refusal and cancellation under s501 and revocation of a mandatory cancellation of a visa under s501CA (replacing Direction No 65)

Violent crimes against women or children, will be considered in the most serious manner, regardless of the sentence.

28 February 2019
Medivac Bill

Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2019 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019A00003

Medivac Bill is in Schedule 6 - Transitory persons

2 March 2019
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