Australian visa changes for 2022-23 and what a new government may bring

29/06/2022 12:00:00 PM

Australian visa changes from 1 July will offer new pathways to permanent residency, extra places for working holiday makers, and more. Here are some of the key changes.

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Australian visa changes from 1 July will offer new pathways to permanent residency, extra places for working holiday makers, and more. Here are some of the key changes.

The start of the financial year on 1 July means a resetting of spots in Australia's migration program, opening up new opportunities for people from overseas. But this year also presents some key changes for certain visa holders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is very difficult for a lot of people and a lot of industries to fill staff shortages, especially in certain skilled fields,” he said.‘Absolute gridlock’: The migration and visa challenges facing the new government"There were all sorts of difficult things that the cohort of temporary visa holders encountered."

visa holders will find it easier to apply for permanent residency.READ MORE“Clients and people I’ve heard from are very excited to now have the opportunity…to stay in Australia.”with an occupation on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).Another change impacting

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Source: SBS News Visa changes from 1 July will offer skilled workers new pathways to permanent residency, more places for working holiday makers and the chance for graduates impacted by COVID-19 border closures to make up for their time locked out of Australia.One of the coldest July days in recorded history looks like it is about to be set in the Northern Territory in the middle of the dry season.Key points: Like meat substitutes, wine drinkers can be turned off alcohol-free alternatives because it doesn't taste the same An Adelaide researcher has been investigating how to replicate the wine experience without the alcohol Alcohol-free wine is a growing space for winemakers and restaurants However, one of the biggest turn-offs for wine drinkers has been that alcohol-free versions simply do not taste the same.Australia while Scotland and Wales had also defeated the Wallabies.

Ben Watt, a lawyer with migration agents VisaEnvoy, said the changes presented “exciting” prospects for some, with a focus on supporting the economic recovery from COVID-19. “It is very difficult for a lot of people and a lot of industries to fill staff shortages, especially in certain skilled fields,” he said. An out-of-place cloud band and south-easterly winds are combining to produce cold temperatures across the Territory. Advertisement “What this is doing is pumping as many people into the system as possible. He said the reason for that was because there were fewer ingredients to play with in winemaking." READ MORE ‘Absolute gridlock’: The migration and visa challenges facing the new government Mr Watt also said the 1 July changes were being viewed as a reward to certain visa holders that toughed it out and remained in Australia during the pandemic. Other than a chilly 17 degree day in 1986, temperatures below 20 degrees have never been recorded at that station. “There were a lot of difficulties for people who were here on temporary visas during COVID because there was a lot of uncertainty. Read more A little caveat is required: given South Africa’s provinces now compete in the United Rugby Championship and, soon enough, the Heineken Champions Cup, the equator is not as clear a dividing line as it once was.

“A lot of people lost their jobs or got stood down, they weren’t able to access welfare. Warnings issued On Monday, the BOM issued a cold weather warning to farmers and producers in the Katherine, Tennant Creek, Mount Isa and Longreach area. "They often have a tiny bit of sugar in them, and they've got bubbles in them, so all of those things can add to that experience of replacing the alcohol," he said. "There were all sorts of difficult things that the cohort of temporary visa holders encountered." Here are some of the key changes: Temporary skill shortage visas Temporary skill shortage (TSS) subclass 482 visa holders will find it easier to apply for permanent residency. "Producers should note that, the rapid change in temperature could cause stress to livestock. In Australia, as of 31 March, there were 52,440 people on the 482 visas, or related 457 visas, which ceased offering new places to applicants in March 2018. ( ABC News: Evelyn Manfield ) Mr Pearson said red wine was particularly tricky to replicate because of its typically higher alcohol concentration. From 1 July, those visa holders can apply for the Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) visa, which lets skilled workers who are nominated by their employer to live and work in Australia permanently. "Cloud bands through Central Australia, this time of year are pretty common," Mr Lynch said. If the Lions could not win a series played solely at sea level last summer, what chance of a depleted Wales beating a world champion squad whose strength in depth seems to be developing nicely? If it ends up as anything other than a 3-0 victory for the Springboks, Wales will consider the tour more than worthwhile.

But the new pathway will only be accessible for two years from this date. READ MORE Increase skilled migration to 200,000 per year, says leading business group Luke Edwards, associate lawyer at Work Visa Lawyers, said the temporary change would now make living in Australia permanently more accessible for these visa holders. "The unusual aspect about this cloud band is its penetration into the tropics. But removing alcohol adds an extra step and therefore cost, which consumers can find hard to justify. “A lot of them [visa holders] were staring down a hard and not very guaranteed pathway to permanent residency,” Mr Edwards said. “Clients and people I’ve heard from are very excited to now have the opportunity…to stay in Australia." From Saturday, the cloud band is expected to start weakening and move eastwards into Queensland, but not before bringing an unexpected bout of rain.” Those eligible would need to have been in Australia for at least one year between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021. He said his research would be expanding at the end of the year to look at what grape varieties worked best and what could be done on the vineyard to help the alcohol removal process later on. While England won 3-0 on their last tour to Australia in 2016, it would be an even bigger achievement to replicate that margin this time.

The change will also apply to subclass 457 visa holders with an occupation on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). It's welcome news for residents in the region following significant rainfall deficiencies. A Department of Home Affairs spokesperson told SBS News the “special concession” recognised “those highly skilled migrants who chose to stay in Australia throughout the pandemic.” “This allows them to stay here, with a pathway to stay here, with a pathway to Australian citizenship,” the spokesperson said. ( ) For Katherine itself, it's not unusual to get rainfall at this time of year. Wolf Blass, in South Australia's Barossa Valley, has won plenty of awards for its red wines. Age limit exemption Another change impacting 457 visa holders means they will no longer be restricted by age from applying for permanent residency through the TRT stream. Mr Edwards said these visa holders aged 45 and over previously had limited to no pathways to pursue permanent residency. "It would definitely be unusual to get that sort of rainfall at this time of year," Mr Lynch said. Whistling up the former Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt to help out does slightly level up the psychological playing field but Ireland will see no reason why they cannot be more than competitive at Eden Park.

“There are some people who have been working in Australia for a very long time now, sponsored by their employers,” he said. "A third of our consumers would choose low-alcohol wine if they could find it and the flavour was at the quality level they expect," he said. “They weren't able to achieve permanent residency while they were younger [and] are now aged out of the system.. This change is something they’d hope for a long time.” READ MORE 'The worst visa in the world': One man's plea to the new Australian government The change - which now specifies no age limit to pursuing this option - will also only be accessible for two years from 1 July. "So, when people are out socialising and other people are drinking and they don't want to drink for whatever reason, that alternative is just important," he said. To be eligible for the age exemption change, 457 visa holders need to have held the visa from or after 18 April 2017.

They’ll also need to have been in Australia between 1 February 2020 and 14 December 2021 for at least one year. Temporary graduate visas Also from 1 July, current and former temporary graduate visa holders who lost time due to COVID-19 travel restrictions can also apply for a replacement visa. Venue manager Charlotte Martin said the restaurant had expanded its zero-alcohol wine list to five different options, along with mocktails and non-alcoholic beers, in the past six months. To be eligible, people must hold a valid temporary graduate visa, or have previously held a temporary graduate visa that expired on or after 1 February, 2020. They’ll also have to have been outside of Australia between 1 February 2020 and 15 December 2021. The measure was announced expecting that it will benefit approximately 30,000 current or former Temporary Graduate visa holders. ( ABC News: Evelyn Manfield ) DrinkWise chief executive Simon Strahan said research from his organisation showed there were a range of reasons people were opting for non-alcoholic alternatives.

Mr Watt said because of the education experience of these graduates, they had the potential to quickly offer a positive contribution to the workforce. “We’ve got a big cohort of people with really great skills, with really great Australian education, that never had a chance to stay on and spend the time on their graduate visa here." READ MORE Can a new campaign and government change the fate of 120,000 parent visa applications stuck in limbo? A spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs said: “this replacement stream remedies the situation for those who missed out on their TGV stay period due to COVID-19. "It seems unusual, but 18-to-44-year-olds are twice as likely to consume zero and low-strength alcohol products, versus those aged over 45, based on the DrinkWise research.” Typically, applicants are limited to just one initial subclass 485 visa, and a further visa is only available on the basis of regional work and study. Working holiday maker visas The COVID-19 border closure meant working holiday makers were locked out of the country, placing strain on industries normally reliant on their contribution.

But from 1 July, there will be a 30 per cent cap increase, over 2022-23 only, to the number of places available to working holiday makers from several countries, which face a cap, as part of the subclass 462 visa arrangement. "So, the last two years, when we lost that $1. From the new financial year, Mongolia and Brazil will also have access to Australia’s Working Holiday Maker visa program, and there will also be changes to age limits and caps for some countries. The National Farmers Federation has called on the new Labor government to help improve worker availability to address the chronic labour shortages crippling the farming sector. Source: / LUKAS COCH The age limit for Italian and Danish citizens will increase by five years – from 30 to 35 years of age. "By far the biggest growth category for consumers has been no and low-alcohol and we're seeing young consumers, in particular, who are moving towards these options," he said. There will also be a cap increase for Work and Holiday visa arrangements for Hungary, Austria and the Slovak Republic totalling 1,400 places.

Mr Edwards said some sectors were “desperately in need” of the contribution made by working holiday makers to addressing labour shortages. “There’s a big call from especially regional Australia and farm businesses for more workers and more seasonal workers like the work holiday visa provides,” he said. What will be the new government’s approach? 1 July also marks the resetting of places in the migration program, presenting new opportunities for migrants. The various pathways for skilled workers to enter Australia are about to rise by more than 30,000 places. to push for a renewed focus on permanent residency pathways, to combat insecurity posed by rising levels of temporary migration.