Category: Immigration & Global Mobility

Deng’s Immigration Journey
Deng's Immigration Journey
Immigration law is an incredibly rewarding area of law because we are often directly involved in matters that greatly impact the lives of the individuals and families we assist. We...
Important updates to visa applications during COVID-19
Important updates to visa applications during COVID-19
Some categories of visas require applicants to be outside of Australia at the time the visa is granted. The Immigration Department is aware that COVID-19 travel restrictions are affecting visa...
Travel exemptions: navigating COVID-19 restrictions and what you need to know before you travel
Travel exemptions: navigating COVID-19 restrictions and what you need to know before you travel
Currently, nationwide travel restrictions remain in place, affecting thousands of people wishing to exit or enter Australia. A request for a ‘travel exemption’ is the only means by which some...
Visa updates: Victoria and NSW
Visa updates: Victoria and NSW
VICTORIA Victoria’s 2020-21 Business and Investor Visa nomination program (subclass 188 and 132) opened on 8 September 2020. To help the state’s economic recovery and health response to the pandemic,...
Immigration Update: Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List and Enhanced Labour Market Testing
Immigration Update: Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List and Enhanced Labour Market Testing
On 2 September 2020 the Australian Government announced two key changes to Australia’s immigration laws ­– a new priority skills list has been introduced and labour market testing requirements have...
HONG KONG UPDATE: THE IMPACT OF THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY LAW UPON HONG KONG BUSINESSES, INVESTORS AND FUTURE AUSTRALIAN VISA APPLICANTS
HONG KONG UPDATE: THE IMPACT OF THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY LAW UPON HONG KONG BUSINESSES, INVESTORS AND FUTURE AUSTRALIAN VISA APPLICANTS
In a response to Hong Kong’s new National Security Law, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has suspended the country’s extradition agreement, extended visas for the estimated 10,000 Hong Kong people...
OPINION: I CAN’T BREATHE!
OPINION: I CAN'T BREATHE!
An opinion piece prepared by our Global Mobility and Immigration specialists
COVID-19 UPDATE – TEMPORARY ACTIVITIES WORK VISA  (SUBCLASS 408)
COVID-19 UPDATE - TEMPORARY ACTIVITIES WORK VISA (SUBCLASS 408)
The Australian Government has made some variations to the Temporary Activities (Subclass 408) visa. In effect, a new stream has been developed to allow the visa holder to remain in Australia if you have no other visa options and are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
MM COVID-19 Update 6 April 2020: Coronavirus and Temporary Visa Holders
MM COVID-19 Update 6 April 2020: Coronavirus and Temporary Visa Holders
The Government is making a number of changes to temporary visa holder arrangements during the coronavirus crisis in order to protect the health and livelihoods of Australians, support critical industries, and assist with the rapid recovery post the virus.
COVID-19 Crisis and the Australian border shutdown
COVID-19 Crisis and the Australian border shutdown
Madison Marcus has received numerous enquiries with respect to intending travellers, bridging visas, bridging visa holders and temporary visa holders. From 9pm AEDT 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia. All travellers to Australia are required to self-isolate for 14 days, either at home or in a hotel. Our Immigration and Global Mobility experts have prepared a comprehensive guide to the new restrictions that will be in place from 9pm AEDT 20 March 2020 Travel restrictions are subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates from our Global Mobility & Immigration Law experts.