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Special incentive for our in-house clients. Contact us now for more information and registration!

We are pleased to inform that Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia will be organizing an Economic Update Post Federal Election luncheon seminar on 11 June 2019 (Tuesday) at the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The speakers for the event are as follows :

  1. Mr Justin Smirk, Director of Economics, Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia

    Justin has more than 20 years working in the finance sector Justin has a demonstrated history in Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Commodities, Banking, Foreign Exchange (FX) and Market Risk. His area of interest are the international economy, commodity markets and the resources sector. He sits in the Economic Research Team in Sydney, Australia. 

    He will be sharing on the economic updates, post the Australian Federal Election.  

  1. Mr James Tng, Director, Moore Stephens, Australia

    Moore Stephens International Limited is a global accountancy and advisory network with its headquarters in London. Since Moore Stephens London was founded a century ago, Moore Stephens International Limited has grown to be one of the largest international accounting and consulting worldwide. 

    James has been a partner since 2006, he has decades of experience in tax and business advice to businesses, migrants, overseas and Australian businesses and government agencies. He will be presenting on tax changes post budget and election in this event.  

 

This exclusive luncheon event is by invitation, with only 40 seats available. Contact us now for more information!


Summary of 11 March 2019 changes

Key Changes

Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186)

A new skilled occupation list and new instrument (LIN 19/049) has been published, with eligible skilled occupations for this program included on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) only.

216 skilled occupations are now eligible for this visa program.

Overseas workers must be nominated in one of these skilled occupations unless separate arrangements are in place under a labour agreement or transitional arrangements* apply to the worker in relation to a Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream nomination.

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa (subclass 187)

A new skilled occupation list and new instrument (LIN 19/047) has been published, with eligible skilled occupations for this program included on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), as well as, the Regional Occupation List (ROL) for employers in regional areas.  

673 skilled occupations continue to be eligible for this visa program. These occupations (and related assessing authorities where applicable) apply to both Direct Entry and TRT streams.

Overseas workers must be nominated in one of these occupations unless transitional arrangements* apply to the worker in relation to a TRT stream nomination.

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) – Points-tested stream

A new skilled occupation list and new instrument (LIN 19/051) has been published, with eligible skilled occupations for this program included on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) only.  

212 skilled occupations are now eligible for this visa program.

Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)

A new skilled occupation list and new instrument (LIN 19/051) has been published and visa applicants will continue being able to access the Short-term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) - in order to support Australia's regional economy.

427 skilled occupations are now eligible for this visa program.

Training visa (subclass 407)

A new skilled occupation list and new instrument (LIN 19/050) has been published, with eligible skilled occupations for this program included on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), as well as, the Regional Occupation List (ROL) for regional employers.  

509 skilled occupations are now eligible for this visa program.


Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482)

A new skilled occupation list and new instrument (LIN 19/048) has been published. This instrument lists:

  • STSOL occupations as eligible for the Short-term stream of the visa
  • MLTSSL and ROL occupations (for employers in regional areas) as eligible for the Medium-term stream of this visa.

The skilled occupations included in this instrument are those which were previously available for the subclass 457 visa program, as well as new skilled occupations from the new ROL list.  

508 skilled occupations are now eligible for this visa program.

Overseas workers must be nominated in one of these skilled occupations unless separate arrangements are in place under a labour agreement.

Work experience related caveats have been removed and there have been some changes to regional caveats for certain occupations.

Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work

A new skilled occupation list and new instrument (LIN 19/051) has been published and applicants for this visa program will continue being able to access the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).  

212 skilled occupations are now eligible for this visa program.


Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - Family nominated

A new skilled occupation list and new instrument (LIN 19/051) has been published and applicants for this visa program will continue being able to access the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).  

212 skilled occupations are now eligible for this visa program.


Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - State or Territory nominated

A new skilled occupation list and new instrument (LIN 19/051) has been published and skilled workers nominated by a state or territory government can apply with an occupation on the Short-term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL), Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Regional Occupation List (ROL), which allows workers to live and work in regional or low-population growth metropolitan areas.

504 skilled occupations are now eligible for this visa program.


The combined list of eligible skilled occupations has been updated to reflect the above changes. The combined list indicates:

  • whether a skilled occupation is on the STSOL, MLTSSL or ROL
  • which visa subclasses are available for a particular skilled occupation
  • whether any occupational caveats apply to subclass 186 or TSS visa programs

*Note: Skilled occupation list requirements will not apply to TRT stream applicants who either:  

  • held a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 and continues to hold this visa (or a TSS visa / related bridging visa at time of application)
  • lodged a subclass 457 visa application on or before 18 April 2017, which was subsequently granted, and continues to hold this visa (or a TSS / related bridging visa at time of application).

Visas for General Practitioners (GPs) initiative

The Visas for GPs initiative will manage growth in Australia's medical workforce by regulating the number of doctors entering Australia through the skilled migration program to work in the primary healthcare sector.

From 11 March 2019, a Health Workforce Certificate will be required for an employer to nominate a position in select the following occupations for filling by a doctor who would require a visa to work in Australia:

  • General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111);
  • Resident Medical Officer (ANZSCO 253112); and
  • Medical Practitioners not elsewhere classified (ANZSCO 253999).

A Health Workforce Certificate will be required for employer nominations for positions in these occupations for the following visas:

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa;
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visa; and
  • Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) visa.

Under this initiative, the number of doctors entering the primary healthcare workforce through the skilled migration program will be reduced by about 200 doctors a year, over a period of four years.

This initiative will direct doctors into areas that have lower access to services such as rural, remote and regional areas of Australia.

Further information on the Visas for GPs initiative and the Department of Health process for obtaining a Health Workforce Certificate is available here: Department of Health's DoctorConnect website.


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We are pleased to inform that the Mr Greg Mckean, Business Manager, Trade and Investment Queensland will be in town on 3 May 2019 to meet with qualified entrepreneurs and investors on the state nomination requirements. 

 

Contact us now for more information! 


New South Wales

This year, the New South Wales government will be having a roadshow in Singapore and we are pleased to have arranged an exclusive meeting for qualified entrepreneurs and investors with Mr Zane Rebronja, Senior Manager and Mr George Veneris, Migration Services Officer, Business & Skilled Migration on 25 May 2019. 

 

Contact us now for more information! 


State Government of Western Australia Business and Investment Migration Session

We are pleased to have arrange an exclusive meeting for qualified entrepreneurs and investors to meet with Mr.Bruno Delfante on the 15th of May 2017 in our office.

Mr Bruno Delfante, Manager, Western Australia Business Migration Centre and Small Business Services at Small Business Development Corporation Western Australia. He manages the State Government’s nominations for the Business Innovation and investment Program. He also provides information and advisory services of the Small Business Development Corporation to establish and develop businesses in Western Australia. 

NEW SOUTH WALES BUSINESS AND SKILLED MIGRATION SEMINAR

We are proud to be hosting a seminar with the New South Wales Department of Industry who is in Malaysia for the first time.  

The seminar is catered for Business and Skilled Migration applicants and will be held in Kuala Lumpur on 3 May 2017.  

This seminar will provide further insight on New South Wales which is the oldest state in Australia. The capital city, Sydney, is rated as one of the world's most glamorous cities that welcome migrants who are keen on investment and settlement.  

To further enhance your time with us, we have invited special speakers from Moelis & Company and ANZ Banking Group Limited to provide insight on investment opportunities, wealth management and private banking facilities in Australia.  

Exploratory trip towards the property sector in perth, western australia

With our clients interest towards property development business in Western Australia. We have organised an exploratory trip to assist them on understanding the property market in Western Australia.

We have made arrangements for meetings and project site visitations with some renown developers and accounting firm in Perth on 2nd and 3rd March 2017.

Apart from that, arrangements for the participants to meet up with the Small Business Development Corporation, Government of Western Australia has also been made to understand the government policy for their migration visa. This will allow our clients to have an insight towards property development in Western Australia and the requirements for visa. 

The following will be the people that we will be meeting:

  • Ms Lucy Hamilton, Senior Business Migration Officer, Small Business Development Corporation, Government of Western Australia  

Ms Lucy is one of the senior officers in the Small Business Development Corporation that review and approves sponsorship for business migration application to Western Australia.  

  • Mr Cameron Barr, Director, MGroup  
M/Group is an established integrated property group with interests in development, construction, investment, and real estate services. The M/Group comprises five business units; Match, M/Property, M/Construction, M/Finance and M/Land. The M/Group holds an Australian Financial Services License and has opportunities for retail, corporate and institutional clients.  
One of the project that is currently under MGroup is located at North Coogee (a prominent AUD4.9 billion govt redevelopment area) which is between South Beach Estate Precinct and Port Coogee Marina.
The proposed development is a 2 boutique projects with 28 apartments [total 56 residential apartments comprising of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments] and 17 strata land lots to be sold as house and land packages.
  • Mr Ronnie Elhaj & Mr Paul Bitdorf, Directors, Niche Living  
Nicheliving is a dynamic and multi-faceted property group offering comprehensive services across new home & land and apartment developments, project marketing, construction, financial services, real estate sales and property management. With a property portfolio in excess of $500 million, they are one of the well-established Western Australian company.  
  • Mr James Tng, Director, Taxation and Business Advisory, Moore Stephens (WA) Pty Ltd  
Moore Stephens WA is an audit, accounting, tax and advisory firm that enables clients to operate at their very best. They deliver the personal attention and local market knowledge you want, backed by a leading national and international association of expertise, knowledge and advice you may need to succeed.    
  • Mr Scott Langdon, Partner. KordaMentha  
KordaMentha is an advisory and investment firm that provides Restructuring, Turnaround, Real Estate and Forensic support for companies and their stakeholders.  
KordaMentha was established in 2002 shortly after we were appointed as administrators over Ansett, the largest voluntary administration in Australian History. Since then, we have grown from a heritage in insolvency to become one of Australia’s foremost multidisciplinary advisory and investment firms with prominent forensic, real estate, corporate turnaround and restructuring practice.

Business Networking Seminar

This networking session is exclusively for all our business migration clients to Victoria with collaboration with Mitraland Australia on their newly launched Esque Project located at South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia. 

Esque is a 20 level residential tower within South Yarra’s Forrest Hill Precinct. 

Designed by Fender Katsalidis, the 61-metre high tower at 649, Chapel Street is expected to have an end value of approximately $50 million. 

The tower would have 72 two-bedroom apartments, 71sqm of retail space at ground level, 44 car parks and 21 bicycle spaces located within three basement levels and a communal rooftop space with a barbecue area and roof garden.

Western Australia Business Migration Seminar

We are delighted to invite you to an exclusive Western Australia Business Migration Seminar by the Small Business Development Corporation, Government of Western Australia catered to our Business Clients on the 22 November 2016. 

For your information, the Small Business Development Corporation is a Western Australia Government agency that delivers relevant, practical support to small business since 1984. Their primary role is to offer free, confidential advice to small business starters and owners.    

Mr. Bruno Delfante, who is the Manager of the Business Migration Centre in Western Australia will be speaking on the following :- 
 -Overview of the criteria for Business Migration visa sponsorship nominations 
 -Overview of investment and business opportunities in Western Australia   

Mr Bruno Delfante
Manager, Western Australia Business Migration Centre and Small Business Services at Small Business Development Corporation Western Australia   

Mr Delfante manages the State Government’s nominations for the Business Innovation and investment Program through the Business Migration Centre and the information and advisory services of the Small Business Development Corporation to establish and develop businesses in Western Australia. 

Consultation on Australian Accounting and Taxation

We are pleased to inform that we had specially invited Mr James Tng, Director, Taxation and Business Advisory, Moore Stephens Western Australia to provide advice on accounting and taxation in a one-to-one private session with our selected clients on 8 - 9 November 2016.

Moore Stephens WA (website : http://www.moorestephens.com.au/locations/western-australia) is an audit, accounting, tax and advisory firm that enables clients to operate at their very best. They deliver the personal attention and local market knowledge you want, backed by a leading national and international association of expertise, knowledge and advice you may need to succeed.  

Mr James Tng Director, Taxation and Business Advisory  

Mr James Tng has been a partner since 2006. He has decades of experience in tax and business advice to businesses, migrants, overseas and Australian businesses and government agencies.

James generally looks after the ongoing tax affairs for clients with complex tax issues and has extensive knowledge and experience in assisting clients with business advisory, development and planning issues. He also assists businesses and individuals from overseas in setting up in Australia, providing strategic financial know-how and applying his extensive knowledge of tax systems.

James regularly presents for the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Chartered Tax Advisor.

Areas of expertise:
  - Business Advisory
  - Taxation
  - International Tax
  - Superannuation  

For more information on these events, please do drop us a call!

Warm regards  

Susan Wong
Group Managing Director

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