IMMIGRATION NEWS – SELLANES CLARK & ASSOCIATES Update – April 23rd 2020

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Whilst the normality of life has undergone a number of adjustments lately, not just in Australia but in virtually every country around the world, personal dreams and aspirations remain as a constant and confident reminder that a refreshed “normal” awaits us all, in a brighter tomorrow which is not too far away.

The wheels of preparation keep turning. People currently have the time to focus upon their futures and in today’s digital world; authorities are building more and more opportunities which assist them in setting the foundations for future realities.

Free PTE Webinars

The Pearson Test of English (PTE) assesses skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

PTE Expert Academic Team have now made available a series of free interactive webinars, offering a general introduction to PTE Academic, followed by detailed discussion of specific item types with some helpful hints on how to perform well in each section.

Details are as follows:

Recording now available!
Speaking & Writing (https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3889250110632503051)
Speaker: David Booth

Monday, April 27 – 9 AM (GMT)/ 7 PM (AEST)
Listening (https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9037739695972881931)
Speaker: Peter Cormack

Monday, May 4 – 9 AM (GMT) / 7 PM (AEST)
Reading (https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6395364764801594125)
Speaker: Kasia Wojciechowska

Skillselect April 2020

During the current round, on April 11th, only 50 invitations were received for the Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189, a significant drop from previous rounds which was almost certainly attributable to the current pandemic. To date, for the 2019-2020 program year, a total of 7000 invitations have been received for this visa subclass; probably the lowest number of invitations received to date.

Similarly, during the current round, just 50 invitations were received for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa subclass 491, extending the total since December 2019 to 1350 invitations.

Both visa subclasses carry a minimum requirement of 95 points.

COVID-19 Affected Employees and Businesses

The Fair Works Ombudsman has recently launched a website http://www.coronavirus.fairwork.gov.au/ which provides online information regarding workplace rights and responsibilities for those impacted by the current outbreak of COVID-19.

“Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws” addresses the needs of employees, employers and the community, and for those who would prefer to seek information in their own language, it is linked with an ancillary facility for migrant workers and visa holders.

Content covers organising flexible or alternative working arrangements, implementing paid or unpaid leave (including unpaid pandemic leave) business closures, instances where workers or family members might be diagnosed with coronavirus, ‘JobKeeper’ changes to the Fair Work Act and more, incorporating useful links to news, updates and government information.

We will assist and keep you informed

 

Immigration law is a complex area; one which is constantly developing and evolving. We make it our business to stay in the forefront of this evolution, armed with the knowledge, skills and optimism, providing clients with current information, real guidance and the genuine assistance they deserve.

 

For more information on these or on any relating issues, contact the migration experts – Sellanes Clark and Associates – specialising in all immigration matters.

 

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