7 Days of Migration – 2/10/19 to 9/10/19

7 Days of Migration – 2/10/19 to 9/10/19

(2 October to the 9 of October 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 week’s edition, we first an article by SBS about the new regional work visa. The new regional skilled visas (Subclass 491 and 494) is set to be available from the 16 November 2019. It replaces the subclass 489 and 187 visas. Here are some key points for the subclass 491:

  • 14 000 spots.
  • Numerous of occupations are eligible.
  • 45 years old is the age limit.
  • Five years stay in Australia.
  • To be eligible for PR, the applicants must have lived and worked in a regional area for a minimum of 3 years. This PR (Subclass 191) would be available from the 16 November 2022.
  • Metropolitan areas, such as Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Perth are not considered as ‘regional areas’.
  • Application fee $4,045. Partner application fee $2,025.

Then there is the story by The Guardian about individuals seeking asylum in Australia and  protection visas. Since July 2014 and August 2019, approximately 84.2% have been refused for protection visas.

A parliamentary inquiry took place in February and stated:

“These individuals are exploiting Australia’s protection visa and merits review systems by repeatedly applying for merits review of the decision to refuse their protection visa application, allowing them to stay in Australia for a significant amount of time and seek employment,” (Parliamentary Report and The Guardian 2019). 

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 story by SBS about the new regional visas that will be available from the 16 of November this year!

Australia reveals details of ‘much-awaited’ new regional work visa

Second, we have a story by The Guardian about protection visas and how many people are seeking asylum in Australia.

Australia on track for the record number of asylum seekers arriving by place, Labour says.

Furthermore, we have another article form the Guardian. A mother faces deportation due to her criminal record. She has lived in Australia for about 28 years.

Women who have lived in Australia for 28 years faces deportation to the UK

Next, we have an article by The West Australian about a man’s visa being cancelled at Perth Airport on the grounds of his association of a particular group.

Head Hunters bikie gang member denied entry at Perth Airport _ The West Australian

Lastly, we have an article by the Sydney Morning Herald about the wait for decisions on the application for citizenship.

Migrants stuck waiting 410 days for citizenship

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