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Australia Federal Budget 2022-23: Immigration Highlights

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Mihan (Adnan) Hannan

Posted

March 31, 2022

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The Australian Government has released the 2022-23 Federal Budget which marks the next stage in leading Australia's strong economy into the future. Below are the aspects of the Budget impacting immigration.

  • Migration Program planning level to remain at 160,000 for 2022/23
  • Skilled stream to account for a significant majority of this at 109,900 (70% of the permanent Migration Program)
  • $19.5M to the Global Australia Taskforce
  • 30% increase in Work and Holiday caps (11k extra spots)
  • Humanitarian program to remain at 13,750

Also for this current 2021/22 year, 10k spots from Partner visas are being re-distributed to skilled stream taking the ceiling from 79,600 to 89,600

Following on from #Budget2022, the Minister has confirmed that:

  • Skilled Stream will increase by 30k spots to 109,900 broken down by Employer Sponsored (30k), Skilled Independent (16,652), State & Territory Nominated (20k), Business Innovation & Investment (9.5k), Global Talent (8,448), Distinguished Talent (300).
  • Occupation lists to be reviewed and updated in early 2022-23
  • 50k spots for Family broken down by 6k for Parent visas, 500 for other, and Partner/Child at (40.5k and 3k respectively) but also subject to demand

Learn About Immigrating to Australia in 2022

Hannan Tew Lawyers is a full service Australian immigration law firm with an Accredited Specialist and years of experience.

To further discuss immigration pathways to Australia, or other matters related to living in Australia, reach out to Mihan and request a consultation.

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