Mental health awareness and skilled migration

The importance of good mental health and its impact on Australians have long been recognised by Australian governments. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has never been more relevant to remain progressive in responding to the mental health impacts as they become better understood. In March 2020, the Australian...

Federal Budget Signals Plans for Gradual Return of International Students

On October 6th 2020 the Morrison Government handed down what surely must have been Australia’s most anxiously awaited budget; a budget which was required to account for past and future social and economic impacts resulting from the world-wide pandemic. As with virtually every nation around the planet, Australia’s accepted way...

Latest News: BSMQ Open Queensland State Nomination Program

A flash release issued by Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) announces that, for a very brief window of time, the state has reopened its business and skilled program – albeit, restricted to decision-ready applicants in COVID-19 priority areas. The program will be open strictly from Tuesday 29th September 2020...

Considerations for Medical Students Nearing Completion of their Medical Studies

The Australian Health Practitioners’ Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the body responsible for administering registration requirements for a broad number of medical fields. Regrettably, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on current students, placing practical restrictions upon the ability of potential graduates; restrictions which, through no fault of their own, prevent...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – updates due to COVID-19

The Department of Home Affairs have listed the following measures to assist international students who have been affected by the current COVID-9 situation Holders of student visas can apply for another visa WITHOUT FEE if they held a student visa on or after 1 Feb 2020 and could not complete...

BREAKING NEWS! NSW 491 Nominations set to open!

Breaking News – NSW 491 Nominations set to open Finally, the news that so many potential applicants have been anxiously anticipating, New South Wales Treasury have just confirmed that it will open a window for acceptance of NSW applications under Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, subclass 491. Eight-day window of...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – SELLANES CLARK & ASSOCIATES Update – May 29th 2020

As Australia takes its first tentative steps towards resumption of services in a post-COVID-19 world, immigration information is being progressively released by state and federal governments. Some news indicates signs of positivity; some hints at further delays but for those waiting patiently, all news deserves to be shared: Victoria’s Skilled...

IMMIGRATION NEWS – SELLANES CLARK & ASSOCIATES Update – May 1st 2020

As governments, at both state and federal level, strive to accommodate the developing needs of existing visa holders in Australia, an overhaul of existing guidelines is bringing much-needed relief and clarification to all those impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns. This week brought some welcomed news for temporary visa holders. Health Waiver...