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In support of Australia’s response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the Department of Home Affairs has recently announced further supportive measures for Ukrainian nationals.
On 18 March 2022 the transitional arrangement for 457 visa holders, enabling them to access permanent residency through employer sponsorship, will cease.
The highly controversial cancellation of Djokovic’s visa and the ongoing saga into his vaccination status highlights Australia’s complex visa and border entry requirements.
Regardless of vaccination status and visa approval, all travellers from designated Omicron high-risk countries who have not yet entered Australia will not be permitted to travel to Australia.
The Federal Government has announced changes to Australia’s international border arrangements, effective 1 December 2021.
The impact of Australia’s border closures has exacerbated skill shortages across many industries. How can businesses still meet targeted skilled workforce needs, recruit people with critical skills and achieve exemptions to travel restrictions?
With international borders set to re-main closed until 2022, migration efforts will continue to focus on attracting high-value businesses and skilled individuals to bolster the economy.
Australia is experiencing an unprecedented skills shortage, and we have a crucial need for skilled migration. With Australia's borders likely to remain closed until 2022, recruiting the best candidates from around the world is challenging, but it is possible with the right knowledge and support.
The Department of Home Affairs continues to focus on its economic recovery plan with a carefully managed migration program which aims to help Australia’s economy rebound from COVID-19.