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New Budget has benefits for migrants but increased costs

By Eva Huang   There have been important measures and initiatives announced in the latest budget of 9 May 2023 which affect immigration – and it’s important we explain these so the information is digestible but accurate. The following are the most impactful of the Budget’s effects on migration. Skilled Migration Described by the Government […]

5 essential steps to follow when recruiting existing TSS visa holders

By Albert Fang, Migration Manager  The excitement surrounding the opening of Australia’s international borders early next year isn’t only being felt by those needing a holiday but also by Australian employers who are competing fiercely for onshore talent in an increasingly tight market. The recruitment market has rarely been as competitive as it is now, […]

COVID-19 – Immigration Special Measures Update

Long anticipated additional measures for temporary visa holders were announced on Saturday 4 April, and are summarised below for the benefit of FCB clients and friends. Student Visa Holders International students working in aged care and as nurses have already had these hours extended to support these critical sectors. However, similar concessions for international students […]

FCB Smart Visa Migration Update

As we navigate the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, our thoughts are always with you, your families, and employees who are affected. FCB is uniquely placed to deal with the employment law and immigration implications relating to the variation in employment arrangements for your workforce. Our teams are fully operational during this time, and we […]

Policy Change on Working Holiday Visa holders

In the wake of the recent devastating bush fires across Australia the Department of Home Affairs has revised policy on 417 & 462 Working Holiday visas and the 6-month work limitation. The major change has been to extend the 6-month work limitation to 12 months for visa holders that are assisting with the bushfire recovery […]