In the latest Australian Elections, the Liberal Party Coalition has emerged victorious. The Party will thus retain the Govt. for the coming 3 years. Here is how the latest Australian Elections will affect immigration: \tRegional Visas As announced, the Subclass 491 Provisional Skilled Work Regional Visa will be available from November 2019. The Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Visa will also be available from November 2019. \tDesignated Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) The new Govt. is trying to roll out more DAMAs to encourage migrants to settle in Regional Areas. The new DAMAs will also give regional employers access to skilled foreign workers to meet their business needs. DAMAs provide more flexibility to sponsor overseas workers as compared to the standard pathway. Applicants receive concessions on language skills and salary requirements. It also provides a pathway to Permanent Residence, as per SBS News. \tNomination rejections for Subclass 482 and 457 Visa There were a few noteworthy details published under the Freedom of Information Act. The report revealed the visa outcomes for the Subclass 457/482 (Temporary Skill Shortage Visa) from 1st November 2018 to 31st January 2019. 10% of all these nominations were denied while 7% were withdrawn or finalized. \tSkilling Australians Fund (SAF) Review The SAF levy is confiscated when a nomination is rejected which affects many businesses in Australia. However, the Govt. plans to review the SAF levy in November 2019. Many people have suggested changes to the refund provision. \tTSS Visa Senate Inquiry A report published in April 2019 assessed the success of the TSS Visa system. The focus was on the ability of the TSS Visa system to address the real skill shortage in Australia. The Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee has made many recommendations in the published report. Since the Govt. is yet to respond to the report, only time will tell if any of these recommendations are implemented. \tAuthorization via major investment Earlier this year, Australia announced a new probable category for becoming an accredited sponsor for TSS Visas. Businesses applying under this category need to make a minimum investment of at least $50 million AUD. A lower level of investment can be considered for cases where the investment has the potential of generating employment. More details on this policy are awaited. Y-Axis offers a wide range of visa services and products for aspiring overseas immigrants including General skilled migration – Subclass 189 /190/489 with RMA review, General skilled migration – Subclass 189 /190/489, Work Visa for Australia, and Business Visa for Australia. We work with Registered Migration Agents in Australia. If you are looking to Visit, Study, Work, Invest or Migrate to Australia, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Consultant. If you found this blog engaging, you may also like… What is the latest update on the Subclass 482 and 489 of Australia?