(27th February to the 5th of March 2019)

Not sure what has happened in the past week with migration? Don’t worry! We have the latest migration news and stories from the past seven days available here at your convenience. No need to do any further research, we have done it all for you.

In this edition, we first have a report by the SBS about the repercussions of visa applicants who have committed a violent act to either a child or a woman. These applicants will now have their visa refused or revoked. The article below discusses two cases where this has occurred. 

Then there is the story by The West Australian about an abandoned four-day visit from six hundred and fifty Indian delegates. The reason behind the abandon visit — delayed visa applications. The visa process time had taken three weeks. 

These are just a few stories we have found for you. We have many more stories for you to read below.

Newspaper Articles:

Up first we have a report by SBS. Whereby applicants and current visa holders that have committed a violent act against a woman or a child will now have their visa application refused or revoked.

Read the full story here: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-to-refuse-visas-for-domestic-violence-offenders

Next, we have another article also by SBS about the news we covered last Friday, the 870 Temporary Parents visa. Applications for the new temporary sponsored parents visa will be available from the 17th of April 2019. As a result, it will enable migrants to be reunited and spend more quality time with their parents or grandparents. However, the cost of the visa is pricey. Tomorrow we will be publishing an article looking at the cost effectiveness of such a visa.

Read the full story here: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/new-temporary-sponsored-parent-visa-to-be-available-from-april

Here is another story by SBS. South Australia’s general skilled migration nomination policies have changed. This will see the provisional 489 visas offered to any current or former international student who has lived in South Australia since March 2012 or earlier. However, it is most noteworthy that they must also continue to live in South Australia.

Read the full story here: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/south-australia-introduces-major-changes-in-general-skilled-migration?cx_navSource=related-side-cx#cxrecs_s

Australia is rethinking its approach with the talent scheme visa. During the first year, there were eight visa applications granted, but unfortunately, none approved startups surfaced. 

Read the full story here: https://www.smh.com.au/business/small-business/global-talent-scheme-fails-to-issue-visas-as-startups-crippled-20190301-p51129.html

The last story we have is about a four-day visit was abandoned by delegated due to delayed visa approvals. As a result, the estimated worth loss to the local economy is $1.6 million.

Read the full story: https://thewest.com.au/news/tourism/wa-premier-mark-mcgowan-angry-over-long-visa-wait-for-indian-visitors-ng-b881123374z

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