High Court Publishes Reasons: Re Lambie [2018] HCA 6 On the 14 March 2018, the High Court’s reasons were published for the orders made on 6 February 2018, regarding the case of Re Lambie [2018] HCA 6. These reasons concerned Ms Jacqui Lambie’s seat in the Senate which was vacated in late 2017, after Ms Lambie discovered she was a dual citizen (15 March 2018). More...

TSS Visa (Temporary Skill Shortage Visa) roll-out From March 2018, the 457 visa will be abolished and replaced with the TSS visa (Subclass 482). TSS visa applicants will require to provide Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE). A business can sponsor someone for this visa if they cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work.

ENS and RSMS Visas Changes being introduced for March 2018 The key changes being introduced in March 2018 for the ENS and RSMS visa programs, subject to the transitional arrangements and the final drafting of regulations, are: Skilled occupation lists: The MLTSSL will apply to the ENS (186) and the RSMS (187), with additional occupations available through the RSMS to support regional employers Salary arrangements: the new market salary framework planned to be introduced for the TSS visa will also apply to ENS and RSMS, including Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) requirements Residency: The eligibility period to transition to permanent residence will be extended from two to three years Work experience: At least three years’ work experience relevant to the particular occupation will be required Age: All applicants must be under the maximum age requirement of 45 years at the time of application.

Nambiraj and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Citizenship) [2018] AATA 463CITIZENSHIP – application for citizenship by conferral - refusal of citizenship – various traffic offences - whether applicant is of good character – whether applicant has enduring moral qualities – application of Citizenship Policy – decision set aside and remitted. Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth), s21.

Migration (IMMI 18/017: Specification of Training Requirements for Regulation 2.87B) Instrument 2018 15/03/2018 - This instrument specifies training requirements that must be satisfied by all standard business sponsors for the purposes of subregulation 2.87B(2) and subregulation 2.87B(3) of the Migration Regulations 1994.