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NZ Sector Agreement for Care Workers Explained

My mother-in-law has late stage dementia. There are a few things quite as sad or cruel as watching someone you love fade away over a number of years by this …

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14 Jun 2024
Iain MacLeod

Australia to increase minimum salary required for Temporary Skill Shortage visas.

On 1 July the minimum annual salary required for the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (482 visa) will increase from AU$70,000 plus superannuation to AU$73,150 plus superannuation (superannuation is a mandatory …

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07 Jun 2024
Myer Lipschitz

IMMagine and Linked Recruitment

Did you know that globally we need over 4 million more cyber and network security specialists to try and stay ahead of the hackers and scammers? In New Zealand our …

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30 May 2024
Iain MacLeod

Size Matters!

Size matters when it comes to migration. Timing too, and you can never be too fast when it comes to migration. I’m often asked at the end of a consultation …

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24 May 2024
Myer Lipschitz

The Australians Go For Broke

Having scaled back on their immigration programme in the current immigration year that ends on June 30, this week the Federal Government released the brakes on their Residence programme and …

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17 May 2024
Iain MacLeod

New Points Test for Australia

One of the key areas for reform outlined in Australia’s migration strategy, which was released on 11 December 2023 was to reform the points test to better identify migrants who …

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10 May 2024
Myer Lipschitz

Time is every migrant’s enemy

I always caution potential clients that ‘time is every migrant’s enemy’. The risk everyone seeking residence must accept, yet few do, is that until you have filed a Resident Visa …

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03 May 2024
Iain MacLeod

Resident Return Visas

So you obtained permanent residence in Australia but failed to immigrate during the five-year currency of your permanent resident visas. You are now too old to apply again as a …

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26 Apr 2024
Myer Lipschitz

New sanctions regime for naughty NZ employers

Following the announcement on 7 April that the government was changing the criteria to secure a work visa if your occupation was ANZSCO ‘skill level 4 or 5’, they have …

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19 Apr 2024
Iain MacLeod

IMMagine Seminars

I am pleased to tell you all about some exciting changes to the way in which we will be hosting our online seminars. From Sunday the 14th of April we …

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12 Apr 2024
Myer Lipschitz